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The Power of Observation: Birth to Age 8 (2nd ed.)

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This resource explores the vital connection between observing and effective teaching, offering guidelines and specific strategies to help teachers and caregivers transform observing into an essential component of their teaching practices. Much more than just a set of skills, observation is a mindset of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers get to know more about each child in their care. In this second edition, the authors have added extensive, up-to-date examples to help teachers apply what they learn about children as well as a study guide for use in staff development and college courses. From Teaching Strategies. 

Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy (Booklet)

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Learn about the important links between oral language development and literacy. You can lay the foundation for literacy by making reading and writing a natural, meaningful part of every day and making book reading a wonderful time for interaction, conversation and learning. Part of the Teacher Talk series, from the Hanen Centre. (For more details on the series, see #747. Also available in Spanish, #746S.)

Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: Building a Peaceable Classroom (2d ed.)

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The second edition of this highly acclaimed book is a must for early childhood educators, parents, and policy makers. It helps teachers create a Peaceable Classroom where children learn peaceful alternatives to the violent behaviors modeled for them in society. This extensively revised and updated edition features new material for a post-September 11th world, including a new chapter on helping children deal with violence in the news. An essential resource for anyone who works with children. Copublished with Educators for Social Responsibility.

Separation: Supporting Children in Their Preschool Transitions (Rev. ed.)

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The revision of this favorite book offers explanations, practical tips, and encouragement for teachers and families of preschool children facing the excitement—and stress—of separation. Discusses ambivalence about separation and attachment, the comfort of routines, understanding the child perspective, supporting cultural and linguistic diversity, and more.

Healthy Sexuality Development: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators and Families

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Children learn about sexuality the same way they learn about everything else—through words, actions, interactions, and relationships. Families are children's primary teachers about sexuality development, but early childhood teachers and directors also support children's healthy sexuality development as they interact with children, work with families, and plan programs. This book provides key information to both early childhood educators and family members about what is typical in young children and how to support them in this early and inquisitive stage.

Finding Our Way: The Future of American Early Care and Education

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This comprehensive and far-reaching analysis of the principles and practices of early care and education in the United States and Europe informs policymakers and center directors about the vital role high-quality teachers play in a child's later educational achievements and future success. The author describes the very high costs of child care in the United States, most of which is paid for by parents, and shows how greater government support in other countries makes teachers' pay higher, the child care centers better, and the burden on the parents lighter. From Zero to Three.

Social and Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

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We know that holding babies while feeding them is important, and that games like ?Simon Says? are not just for fun. But why are these practices in the social and emotional domains so important for children?s learning and development? And how can we explain our choices to parents, administrators, and even policy makers? With accessible language and numerous examples, this book answers these questions by examining the rationale and research base for best practices. Topics include attachment and exploration, friendship, impulse control, problem-solving, and state early learning standards. From Redleaf Press. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: A Guide (5th ed.)

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Sound developmental screening identifies those children who should receive more extensive assessment to determine whether they need additional support for learning. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood covers the basics of selecting an appropriate instrument and setting up a screening program.

This fifth edition covers the basics of screening used to identify which children may have learning problems or disabilities. Offers advice for selecting an appropriate screening instrument and for setting up a screening program. Contains reviews of current developmental screens, plus an entirely new annotated bibliography. For the first time, it includes sections on screening for social-emotional/behavioral concerns and screening individual areas of development.

A Parent's Guide to Preschool

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What is my child actually learning in preschool? What can I do to help? This illustrated booklet answers the questions many parents ask and shows how parents and teachers can work together to help children acquire the skills, attitudes, and habits to do well in school and throughout life. From Teaching Strategies.

Our Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: A Parent's Guide

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This illustrated booklet shows parents how warm and responsive care?at home and in child care?helps shape the future development of infants, toddlers, and twos and their ability to learn. This edition includes information about the building blocks of language, literacy, math, and science. Also available in Spanish (#745S). From Teaching Strategies.

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