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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.

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    By Karen N. Nemeth

    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.

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    By Helen H. Raikes & Carolyn Pope Edwards

    Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development, and infant/toddler teachers are the critical third partner in this relationship dance. Extending the Dance in Infant & Toddler Caregiving provides an in-depth blueprint for establishing and maintaining a relationship-based early childhood program that promotes young children’s optimal development. This warm and practical resource will help caregivers develop nurturing relationships with young children while also strengthening parent-child attachment.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    Successful and effective preschool teachers use creative, engaging approaches to support the development and learning of every child in the classroom. The highly relevant and practical articles in this volume, drawn from recent issues of NAEYC’s journal Young Children, offer research-based, developmentally appropriate strategies that preschool teachers can use or adapt for their work with young children and families. Each article celebrates and informs the work of preschool teachers.

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    By Celia Genishi & Anne Haas Dyson

    Even as sociocultural diversity continues to grow in the U.S., many classrooms offer a one-size-fits-all curriculum in which assessment relies heavily on standardized tests. Rejecting the narrow viewing of young children solely as prospective students, the authors see them as "simultaneously players, learners, readers of the world and words, artists—among other identities." This volume gives us rich evidence of the role of stories (enacted and told), imaginative play, and writing in children's language learning. Copublished with Teachers College Press

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    By Eva L. Essa & Melissa M. Burnham, eds.

    Best practice is based on knowledge—not on beliefs or guesses—about how children learn and develop. This volume contains 20 overviews of research on aspects of young children's social, emotional, cognitive, or physical development, as well as how the findings can be applied in the classroom. Originally "Research in Review" articles in NAEYC's journal Young Children, each has been freshly updated to reflect the current context and research base.

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    By HighScope Early Childhood Staff

    This guide offers small-group learning experiences that build on children’s natural curiosity and interests. Early childhood teachers will find many ideas for new materials and experiences in five curriculum content areas: language and literacy, mathematics, science and technology, the arts, and physical development and health. For each small group, the book suggests how teachers can provide useful scaffolding for children at three different levels of learning and development. From HighScope Press.

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