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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.

A Place of Our Own: Early Academics (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions on early learning areas with parents, caregivers, and child care experts. Topics include literacy, language development, writing skills, science, math, and more. This DVD also includes 9 fun activities you can do at home with your children. 116 min. From KCET.

A Place of Our Own: Behavior and Emotions (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions on children's behavior and emotions with parents, caregivers, and child care experts. Topics include conflict resolution, tantrums, separation anxiety, sharing, and more. This DVD also includes 17 fun activities to do at home with your children. 180 min. From KCET.

A Place of Our Own: Special Needs (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions with parents, caregivers and child care experts about caring for children with special needs. Topics include recognizing and understanding special needs, speech and language delays, hearing and visual impairments, and autism. 97 min. From KCET. 

DEC Recommended Practices Toolkit: Interactive Tools to Improve Practices for YC with Special Needs and Their Families (CD)

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A great resource to accompany the Guide and Workbook! This CD includes four toolkits: embedded instruction, systematic teaching strategies, teaching early communication skills, and monitoring children's learning. Each toolkit consists of a self-paced tutorial in which you will learn more about the practices by watching video clips, taking self-tests, exploring resources, and more. From the Division for the Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. 

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