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    By Phil Boise

    Take steps toward environmental improvement and contribute to children’s potential for longer, healthier lives. The Go Green Rating Scale measures environmental health and safety in child care settings and evaluates categories such as air quality, cleaning products, hygiene and body-care products, pesticides, lead and other contaminants, and stewardship and green living. From Redleaf Press.

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    By Valora Washington & JD Andrews, eds.

    Children of 2020 explores the potential and opportunities over the next ten years and invites readers to advance the early care and education field through “smart improvisation.” National leaders present up-to-date analyses of progress and challenges in 22 topic areas. Copublished with the Council for Professional Recognition.

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    The Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings Handbook corresponds directly to the Go Green Rating Scale. This comprehensive handbook explains the science and research behind each item in the rating scale; defines the most important elements of going green; and offers concrete measures, graduated goals, and practical guidelines to help improve your score. From Redleaf Press.

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    By Rochel Gelman, Kimberly Brenneman, Gay Macdonald, & Moisés Román

    This innovative resource helps preschoolers investigate their everyday world and develop the basics of scientific thinking—skills they'll apply across subject areas when they enter school. Preschool Pathways to Science isn't a rigid curriculum that asks children to memorize facts; it's a flexible, hands-on approach that helps teachers build on what children do best—actively explore their world. Includes sample schedules and activities that support science learning and reasoning within everyday routines and lessons. From Brookes Publishing.

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    By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    Designed to support teachers, supervisors, and coordinators as they develop and refine mathematics curriculum, this volume offer practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom. Focus in Kindergarten describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each kindergarten Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions, reasons the errors may arise, and teaching methods to address them. Copublished with NCTM.

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    By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    Designed to support teachers, supervisors, and coordinators as they develop and refine mathematics curriculum, this volume offers practical ideas for bringing focus to mathematics learning and instruction in the classroom. Focus in Prekindergarten describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each prekindergarten Curriculum Focal Point from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Covers common student errors and misconceptions, reasons the errors may arise, and teaching methods to address them. Copublished with NCTM.

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    By Linda Espinosa

    Grounded in real-life experiences and guided by rigorous research findings, this resource provides the tools and guidance practitioners need to meet the challenges of educating all young children. The author summarizes the latest scientific evidence on the development and school achievement of English language learners and children living in poverty to offer classroom and program recommendations. An invaluable tool for practicing teachers and policy makers alike. Copublished with Pearson.

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    By Gera Jacobs & Kathy Crowley

    Standards provide important benchmarks for student learning, but meeting them doesn’t mean you have to take away creativity, lively participation, and joyful learning. This resource offers research-based and field-tested strategies to address content standards in ways that nurture kindergartners’ natural love of learning. The authors show how projects, play, and other engaging learning experiences can help children reach standards in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Also covers the transitions to and from kindergarten.

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    By Louise Derman-Sparks & Julie Olsen Edwards

    Bestseller! The eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum! Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this volume’s practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, find tips for helping staff and children respect each other, themselves, and all people.

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    By Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk, & Dorothy Singer

    Playful learning captivates children’s minds in ways that support better academic and social outcomes as well as strategies for lifelong learning. Written in clear and expressive language, this book offers a comprehensive review of research supporting playful learning along with succinct policy and practice recommendations that derive from this research. A must read for teachers, policy makers, and parents alike. From Oxford University Press.