Far Ago and Long Away: Innovative Storytelling (DVD)
Cooing, Crying, Cuddling: Infant Brain Development (DVD)
Explores the fascinating process of brain development during the first 15 months of life. Understanding how to stimulate this process can help to "build a better brain." From the Child Care Collection.
Laughing, Learning, Loving: Toddler Brain Development (DVD)
Exploring Science and Nature (DVD)
Learning about science and nature through exploration is an appropriate way to introduce these concepts to young children. Also available in Spanish (#8841S).
From the Child Care Collection. 28 min.
Vivian Gussin Paley and the Boy Who Could Tell Stories (DVD)
Reflections on Early Childhood Program Management (DVD)
Hear from 11 early childhood experts as they share their words of wisdom covering elements of healthy organizations, written policies and procedures, human resources management, and financial management. A downloadable note-taking guide includes questions to encourage users to reflect on the topics addressed. Designed for individual or group use.
Story in Early Years - Becoming and Was
Part 3 of the "Story in the Early Years" series
"Story in the Early Years" involves collecting, connecting, and nurturing stories. Each DVD contains an introduction, stories from the classroom, illustrations of adults using different approaches to story-based teaching and learning, and a section on the next steps.
Emergent Curriculum (DVD)
Emergent Curriculum shows how play-based curriculum supports learning and development while respecting children’s interests and choices. Early childhood educators observe children, plan to sustain and enrich learning, and negotiate curriculum content with children. This DVD is rich with scenes of 3- to 5-year-old children engaged in personally meaningful play where home and topics relevant to their lives are the shared experience of learning.
Turn-Key Training: Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings (DVD)
Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key Training Program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference.
This comprehensive, self-contained professional development DVD is comprised of 14 interactive one-hour lessons divided into four modules. The program captures the insights of more than 60 experts in pediatrics, nutrition, movement, child development, and adult education, as well as scenes of appropriate practice gathered from more than 30 innovative early childhood classrooms across the country. It also includes discussion questions that will measure what the viewer has learned along the way, as well as off-line resources and suggested extended activities.
"Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings" offers a new way of presenting video-based training. It is the first release in the Turn-Key Training Series, with each program focusing on a specific early childhood topic.
The time is now for early childhood programs to aggressively address childhood obesity and promote wellness. Turn-Key Training will help start the process of causing change that will benefit young children for the rest of their lives.
Lesson One - Early Care and the Obesity Crisis
• The Obesity Crisis
• Why Children are Overweight
• Health Consequences
• Indicators & Predictors
• Early Care Matters
Lesson Two - Get Kids Moving
• Allowing Infants to Move
• Movement for Toddlers
• Movement for Preschoolers
• Structured vs. Unstructured
• The Value of Outdoor Play
Lesson Three - Keep Kids Moving
• The Reluctant Child
• Keeping Kids Moving
• Modeling Movement
• Overweight in Group Care
• Motivated to Move
Lesson Four - The Life is good Playmakers
• The Power of Playfulness
• Play and Self-regulation
• Champions of Play
Lesson Five - The Trail Walk
• Getting Ready
• The Trail Walk
• Outside the Classroom
Lesson Six - Natural Learning Environments
• Outside Learning Environments
• First Environments
• Getting Started
Lesson Seven - Inside Matters Most
• Inside Matters Most
• The Star-Bellied Sneetches
• Kids On Fairness
Lesson Eight - What Children Need to Eat
• Nutrition and Child Care
• Nutrition for Infants
• Nutrition for Toddlers
• Nutrition for Preschoolers
• My Plate - What to eat
Lesson Nine - How Much to Eat
• 5-2-1-Almost None
• Portion Sizes
• Recognizing Fullness
• Introducing New foods
• Cultural Considerations
Lesson Ten - Making It Work
• Food from home
• Child & Adult Care Food Program
• Body Image and Teasing
• The Power of Teachers
• Building Family Partnerships
Lesson Eleven - Family Style Dining
• What is Family Style Dining?
• Family Style Dining
• Mixed Age Groups
• Stone Soup
Lesson Twelve - The People's Garden
• Growing with Children
• The People's Garden
• Finding What Works
Lesson Thirteen - Healthy Pizza Field Trip
• Preparing to Go
• Making Pizzas
• Reinforcing the Message
Lesson Fourteen - We're All Special
• Kind Words Matter
• I Can Do It
• Kids Can Do It
Permission is granted for use of these DVDs by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator working with up to 75 people per year. Contact Exchange to obtain licensing for individual use with more than 75 people per year or for institutional training purposes.
Classroom-Based Assessment of Preschoolers: An Introduction to What Teachers Need to Know, Trainers Manual
This multimedia training program offers 12 one-and-one-half-hour workshops designed to address basic questions about classroom-based assessment. Staff development specialists can use it to conduct training in early childhood settings for 3- to 5-year-old children. It is also appropriate for higher education courses. The manual includes the outcomes, timeframes, materials, handouts, and preparatory activities for each workshop. Trainer’s Notes provide a suggested script and a DVD-ROM has slides and video clips, as well as PDFs for creating Participants’ Notebooks.
Includes one copy of Basics of Assessment: A Primer for Early Childhood Professionals.