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  • Item #: 2012
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    By Intisar Shareef, Janet Gonzalez-Mena

    In our increasingly diverse society, we all need to be able to create authentic, healthy, equitable relationships with people unlike ourselves, whether our colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, or families of young children. With that goal in mind, this collection of activities, discussion topics, and ideas for journaling is designed as a companion resource for those using Janet Gonzalez-Mena's excellent book Diversity in Early Care and Education, 5th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2008).

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  • Item #: 2008
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    By Mary Renck Jalongo

    From the very beginning of a child's life, effective listening includes becoming aware, focusing, selecting cues from the environment, and filtering out distractions. And in the preschool years, children are ready to learn a lot more about becoming good listeners. Yet very few teachers have had specific preparation for actually teaching children how to listen.

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  • Item #: 2009
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    By Dave Riley, Robert R. San Juan, Joan Klinkner, Ann Ramminger

    We know that holding babies while feeding them is important, and that games like “Simon Says” are not just for fun. But why are these practices in the social and emotional domains so important for children’s learning and development? And how can we explain our choices to parents, administrators, and even policy makers? With accessible language and numerous examples, this book answers these questions by examining the rationale and research base for best practices.

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  • Item #: 118
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    By Eva Moravcik, Nancy K. Freeman, Stephanie Feeney

    Companion resource to Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code. Here's a book full of engaging, effective ways to introduce the 2005 NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and explore thorny ethical issues that face early childhood educators. The authors share a wealth of tools and techniques developed through their extensive experience teaching about ethics and the NAEYC Code.

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  • Item #: 230
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    By Kathe Jervis & Barbara K. Polland

    The revision of this favorite book offers explanations, practical tips, and encouragement for teachers and families of preschool children facing the excitement—and stress—of separation. Discusses ambivalence about separation and attachment, the comfort of routines, understanding the child perspective, supporting cultural and linguistic diversity, and more.

  • Item #: 205
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    By Elizabeth Jones

    Follow master educator Elizabeth (Betty) Jones as she teaches an introductory course in early childhood education. She actively engages the students, encouraging them to make decisions, ask questions, and engage in collaborative problem solving—herself modeling the behaviors that should be practiced by adults working with young children.

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  • Item #: 7203
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    By Dorothy S. Strickland & Shannon Riley-Ayers

    Today’s busy early childhood practitioners are being asked to do more, know more, and produce “results,” especially in the area of literacy development. Here is a resource that covers key aspects of literacy learning and teaching, including child development, standards, curriculum planning, assessment, professional development, and connections between school and home. Attention is given throughout to issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity, and all chapters end with “leadership strategies” that serve as a quick guide for action and reflection.

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  • Item #: 702
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    By Moncrieff Cochran

    This comprehensive and far-reaching analysis of the principles and practices of early care and education in the United States and Europe informs policymakers and center directors about the vital role high-quality teachers play in a child's later educational achievements and future success. The author describes the very high costs of child care in the United States, most of which is paid for by parents, and shows how greater government support in other countries makes teachers' pay higher, the child care centers better, and the burden on the parents lighter. From Zero to Three.

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  • Item #: 7206
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    By Susan B. Neuman & Kathleen Roskos

    Reading is about more than letters and sounds. Successful readers must draw upon a great deal of knowledge and vocabulary to make sense of that they read. This text presents five essential early literacy practices—creating a supportive environment; shared book reading; songs, rhymes, and word play; developmental writing; and play—providing the tools to link literacy to content knowledge in math, science, social studies, and art. From Scholastic.

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    By Sharon Lynn Kagan, Kristie Kauerz, Kate Tarrant

    With the most thorough synthesis of current research on the early care and education teaching workforce, this book offers recommendations to better prepare, recruit, and retain teachers; reviews current research; and places issues in a system-based context to examine the teaching workforce in many settings.

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