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  • Item #: 177
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    By Paula Jorde Bloom

    Better relationships with others begin with honest self-reflection—a quest to discover who we are by recognizing our passions, values, talents, personal resources, and even our weaknesses. Through thought-provoking questions and engaging exercises, this installment of the popular “Director’s Toolbox” series will help you assess your journey through adulthood, identify the gap between your current and ideal employment, and become your own mentor. From New Horizons.

  • Item #: 7202
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    By Stacie G. Goffin & Valora Washington

    In this frank discussion of the purpose, identity, and responsibility of early childhood care and education, the authors examine the major issues and leadership challenges that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new strategies for change, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This is a critical resource for anyone hoping to enact change in the early childhood field. From Teachers College Press. 

     

  • Item #: 2006
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    By Judy R. Jablon, Amy Laura Dombro, & Margo L. Dichtelmiller

    This resource explores the vital connection between observing and effective teaching, offering guidelines and specific strategies to help teachers and caregivers transform observing into an essential component of their teaching practices. Much more than just a set of skills, observation is a mindset of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers get to know more about each child in their care. In this second edition, the authors have added extensive, up-to-date examples to help teachers apply wha

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  • Item #: 2005
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    By Barbara Bowman & Evelyn K. Moore, eds.

    “Strong social-emotional development underlies all later social, emotional, and academic success.” But among the 20–50 percent of children who enter kindergarten not ready to learn, social-emotional development is often where they are least prepared. This collection of seven commissioned papers summarizes an NBCDI study of the current state of research and programs addressing preschoolers' social-emotional development, looking at issues from a multicultural perspective. From the National Black Child Development Institute. 

  • Item #: 7201
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    By Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

    Known and loved for her vitality and individuality, Mimi Chenfeld has been teaching and sharing her deep love of children for 50 years. This collection of new and selected writings compiles some of the insights and adventures that have occurred during that time and also looks ahead to what the next 50 years will bring. These writings are sure to be inspiring to anyone who values kids! Copublished with Redleaf Press.

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    By Jan Levanger Dowling & Terri C. Mitchell

    This book looks at the core principles of HighScope's participatory learning approach, in which young children actively construct their knowledge of the world through their interaction with poeple, events, materials, and ideas. Supportive adults are partners in this learning experience, creating a climate in which children become trusting and independent.

    This book addresses questions that include

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  • Item #: 745
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    By Diane Trister Dodge

    This illustrated booklet shows parents how warm and responsive care—at home and in child care—helps shape the future development of infants, toddlers, and twos and their ability to learn. This edition includes information about the building blocks of language, literacy, math, and science. From Teaching Strategies.

     

  • Item #: 7210
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    By Bonnie Neugebauer

    Top play experts discuss topics such as how play reflects and promotes development, how adults can support make-believe and block play, and cultural dimensions of play, and much more. Also includes activities to do with children and personal anecdotes that will help caregivers better understand and support children’s play. From Child Care Exchange.

  • Item #: 288
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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    Family involvement is critical to the success of young children in early learning environments and beyond. Educators must strive to acknowledge and value the many differences of each family. Educators must strive to acknowledge and value the many differences of each family.  

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    By Ann S. Epstein

    New edition now available! As educators, we must act with knowledge and purpose to make sure young children acquire the skills and understanding they need to succeed.

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