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The 101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline (DVD)

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"The 101s" create an environment characterized by respect, trust and empathy, meeting early learning guidelines and providing practical tools and techniques that help parents and teachers stay connected to children in meaningful ways. They ensure healthy relationships while empowering children to be self-directed and cooperative as they learn and grow. Each of the 101 principles is demonstrated in a variety of preschool settings. From Old Dominion University.

 

Rearview Mirror: Reflections on a Preschool Car Project (DVD with book)

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This DVD demonstrates the project approach in action! Preschool children build their own “car” following a visit to a college automotive lab. Includes a book by Sallee Beneke that details the project, as well as articles by Lilian Katz, Sylvia Chard, and Samuel Meisels on the project approach and performance assessment in early childhood education. DVD includes samples from the children’s portfolios, the video, and a PDF copy of the book. From ECAP Publications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This DVD demonstrates the project approach in action! Preschool children build their own ?car? following a visit to a college automotive lab. Includes a book by Sallee Beneke that details the project, as well as articles by Lilian Katz, Sylvia Chard, and Samuel Meisels on the project approach and performance assessment in early childhood education. DVD includes samples from the children?s portfolios, the video, and a PDF copy of the book. From ECAP Publications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Designing Developmentally Appropriate Days (VHS)

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The fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practice for all children. 28 min. Also available on DVD (#8821, #8821S).

The fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practice for all children. 28 min. Also available on DVD (#8821, #8821S).

Voices: Building Enrollment (DVD)

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This powerful DVD offers practical ideas and experienced insights from seasoned professionals who speak with the passion and perspective that can only come from years of working with directors, teachers, young children, and their families. Interlaced with real-life classroom video, this DVD provides a rich platform for staff development and training sessions that will inspire, motivate, teach, provoke new thinking, and generate lively discussions.

Includes sections on:

  • Basic enrollment building strategies 
  • Meeting parent expectations
  • Standing put from the competition
  • Promoting word-of-mouth referrals
  • Effective telephone response strategies
  • Creative marketing ideas
  • Evaluating your marketing efforts
48 min. From Child Care Exchange.

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Voices: Caring for Infants and Young Toddlers (DVD)

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Interlaced with real-life classroom video, this powerful DVD offers practical ideas and experienced insights from seasoned professionals who speak with the passion and perspective that can only come from years of working with directors, teachers, young children, and their families. Provides a rich platform for staff development and training sessions that will inspire, motivate, teach, provoke new thinking, and generate lively discussions.

Includes sections on:

  • What do babies need from caregivers?
  • Creating safe environments that meet evolving needs
  • Learning to communicate with infants
  • The importance of relationships
  • What are the qualities that make an exceptional infant teacher?
  • How do you know when an infant/toddler classroom is working?
  • How do ratios and group sizes affect the quality of infant care?
  • What does curriculum mean for infant care?

54 min. From Child Care Exchange.

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Voices: Child Assessment (DVD)

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Interlaced with real-life classroom video, this powerful DVD offers practical ideas and experienced insights from seasoned professionals who speak with the passion and perspective that can only come from years of working with directors, teachers, young children, and their families. Provides a rich platform for staff development and training sessions that will inspire, motivate, teach, provoke new thinking, and generate lively discussions.

Includes sections on:

  • What is the purpose of child assessment?
  • What are the benefits of gathering assessment data?
  • When should teachers assess a child's developmental progress?
  • How do we know that a child assessment is reliable?
  • How can teachers gather useful information during assessments?
  • What are the challenges of assessing a child whose first language is not English?
  • In what way is assessment data useful to teachers?
  • What are the common misunderstandings about child assessment?

59 min. From Child Care Exchange.

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Voices: Supporting Teacher Performance (DVD)

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Interlaced with real-life classroom video, this powerful DVD offers practical ideas and experienced insights from seasoned professionals who speak with the passion and perspective that can only come from years of working with directors, teachers, young children, and their families. Provides a rich platform for staff development and training sessions that will inspire, motivate, teach, provoke new thinking, and generate lively discussions.

Includes sections on:

  • Staff morale and teacher performance
  • Creating a supportive, nurturing environment with teachers
  • The role of professional development
  • Program directors as leaders
  • Addressing the needs of different generations
  • Managing conflict and embracing change
  • Identifying staff members who aren't a good fit
  • Recovering from morale challenges
  • Addressing gossip and negative attitudes

68 min. From Child Care Exchange. 

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Mathematical Thinking: Geometry, Patterning, and Measurement in Early Childhood Education (DVD)

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Create intentional learning opportunities for children in mathematical thinking. This DVD includes video clips showing preschool children engaged in early learning and problem solving, teacher interviews, classroom planning sessions, directions for making learning materials, and PowerPoint presentations for instructors. From Arlitt Instructional Media in association with Purdy Productions. 67 min. 

Also available:
Math: #8019
Language Arts: #8023
Science: #8024
Social Studies: #8025
Art: #8108 
Managing Everyday Challenges Through Positive Guidance: #8044 
English Language Learners: #8055 
Nature: #8025

Art in Universally Designed Preschool Environments: Designing Curriculum to Meet Standards With Evidence-Based Practices (DVD)

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Set up your classroom environment and create intentional learning opportunities for children. This DVD includes video clips showing preschool children engaged in early learning and problem solving, teacher interviews, classroom planning sessions, directions for making learning materials, and PowerPoint presentations for instructors. 67 min. From Arlitt Instructional Media in association with Purdy Productions.

Also available:
Math: #8019
Mathematical Thinking: #8043
Language Arts: #8023
Science: #8024
Social Studies: #8025
Managing Everyday Challenges Through Positive Guidance: #8044 
English Language Learners: #8055 
Nature: #8025

A Place of Our Own: Health and Nutrition (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions on health and nutrition with parents, caregivers, and child care experts. Topics include exercise, healthy eating, preventing obesity, sleep, diabetes, asthma and more. This DVD also includes 9 fun activities to do at home with your children. 120 min. From KCET.

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