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Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change

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Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this essential resource is a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It includes principles needed for school- and program-wide transformation, activities for working with teachers and families, and tools for assessing anti-bias education progress. Copublished with Teachers College Press. This book is a Comprehensive Member Benefit. 

Spotlight on Young Children: Supporting Dual Language Learners

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Coming this November, pre-order your copy now! Covering infancy to third grade, the articles in this collection offer practical ways of supporting children who are dual language learners, their families, and staff. Included are suggestions for using technology as a teaching tool, pairing children and using projects to support development, and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as a professional development guide.

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Young Dual Language Learners: A Guide for PreK–3 Leaders

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Young Dual Language Learners provides clear and concise expert responses to questions that early childhood and elementary education administrators and preschool directors ask about educating young children who are learning in two languages. This practitioner-friendly guide helps all constituents navigate the landscape of early childhood education in linguistically and culturally responsive ways. It addresses such topics as the role of a child’s home language in the educational process, professional development, standards and regulations, interviewing and staffing, developing instructional programs, collaborating effectively with families and communities, and many more. From Caslon Publishing. 

FirstSchool: Transforming PreK–3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-Income Children

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FirstSchool is a groundbreaking framework for teaching minority and low-income children. This work discusses the research and practice to date that defines FirstSchool as a critical approach to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps. Changing the conversation from improving test scores to improving school experiences, it features lessons learned from eight elementary schools whose leadership and staff implemented sustainable changes in their classrooms and schools. The authors detail how to use education research and data to provide a rationale for change; how to promote professional learning that is genuinely collaborative and respectful; and how to employ developmentally appropriate teaching strategies that focus on the needs of minority and low-income children.

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  • Case studies illustrating developmentally appropriate practices that can be applied across varied PreK–3 contexts
  • Key principles used by FirstSchool and its partners to reinvigorate the professionalism of teachers
  • Concrete guidance for choosing and using relevant data, enriching the curriculum, improving instruction, and developing home-school partnerships

From Teachers College Press. 

Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners

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Even the most experienced preschool teacher can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of children from different language backgrounds. Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. This book is designed to fit any preschool curriculum and addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. From Gryphon House.

A World of Difference: Readings on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society

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How do we work with young children and their families in ways that are truly responsive to their differences and effective in combating bias? Over the years NAEYC has played a leading role in addressing this question and publishing significant works in the area of anti-bias, culturally responsive education. Now we offer this collection of readings—from Young Children, NAEYC books, and other respected publications. They reflect the strong, continuing current of thoughtful work on teaching young children in a diverse society. Collectively they provide the current knowledge base as well as thought-provoking discussion on a wide range of issues—culture, language, religion, inclusion, socio-economic status, and more—with emphasis on building respect and understanding. Useful both as an independent resource or as collected readings to accompany other course materials.

YC: Faces of Young Children

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This beautiful poster with images appearing on the covers of Young Children will enliven any early childhood environment.

Children of 2010

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Learn about the trends, problems, and opportunities that will shape the 21st century and what young children need to learn today to prepare for the world of tomorrow. National leaders present a collection of thoughts, statistics, and ideas centered on equality and discuss how a changing world can challenge long-standing values and reinforce stereotypes unless all our nation's young children experience the concepts of equality, liberty, and justice.Learn about the trends, problems, and opportunities that will shape the 21st century and what young children need to learn today to prepare for the world of tomorrow. National leaders present a collection of thoughts, statistics, and ideas centered on equality and discuss how a changing world can challenge long-standing values and reinforce stereotypes unless all our nation?s young children experience the concepts of equality, liberty, and justice. Recommends experiences for young children which are perfect for stimulating dialogue in small groups where we can practice listening and learning together to meet this challenge.

School Readiness and Social-Emotional Development: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity

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“Strong social-emotional development underlies all later social, emotional, and academic success.” But among the 20–50 percent of children who enter kindergarten not ready to learn, social-emotional development is often where they are least prepared. This collection of seven commissioned papers summarizes an NBCDI study of the current state of research and programs addressing preschoolers' social-emotional development, looking at issues from a multicultural perspective. From the National Black Child Development Institute. 

Circle of Children Gold-Tone Lapel Pins (Set of 5)

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This classic 1¼" pin of children holding hands reminds us to join together to keep the focus on the rights and needs of young children. It's also great for annual Week of the Young Child activities. Sold only in sets of 5.

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