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  • Item #: 2004
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    By Janis Keyser

    Parent partnerships are an essential factor in every successful early childhood program, and communication is key to developing them. How can you use familiar elements such as newsletters, bulletin boards, parent conferences, and special events most effectively? The answers may surprise you! This comprehensive guide describes proven communication strategies to encourage the involvement of family members.

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  • Item #: 788
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    By Eileen S. Flicker, Janet Andron Hoffman

    Guiding Children's Behavior is a comprehensive guide to classroom management, emphasizing observation as the best way to determine developmentally appropriate interventions. By following a process for observing children, educators will learn how to see beyond children’s manifest behavior to focus on their motivations, needs, and interests.

     

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  • Essential Touch: Meeting the Needs of Young Children
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    By Frances M. Carlson

    Some early childhood programs have adopted no-touch policies, and others allow only a very minimal level of physical contact between teachers and children. Yet touch is as necessary as food or water for young children to thrive and grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Experiences of touch in all its forms—whether nurturing touch from adults, tactile explorations of the environment, or physical interactions with peers—are essential to high-quality early care and education.

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  • Item #: 155
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    By Dominic F. Gullo, ed.

    The kindergarten year is quite unlike preschool and not like first grade, either. What should teaching practice look like for this critical year? K Today offers a vivid picture of kindergarten children, perceptive discussion of the current kindergarten context and policy issues, and clear guidelines for teaching and assessing kindergartners.

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  • Item #: 2800
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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    Enhance your curriculum with these popular collections drawn from special theme issues of Young Children. Compiled by series editors Derry Koralek and Amy Shillady, these volumes are perfect as readings for college classes or in-service workshops. Each book includes resource lists and carefully designed questions and activities to aid in reflecting on issues of practice.

     

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    By Derry Koralek, ed., Gayle Mindes, ed.

    When engaged in social studies, with guidance and encouragement from adults, children develop awareness of self and family and become active participants in the larger community. The knowledge and skills learned through social studies prepare children to become informed and engaged citizens of their country and the world.

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    By Gaye Gronlund

    The resource you need to integrate early learning standards into your curriculum! The author provides practical help, support, and clear explanations. Easy-to-read charts show how different states define standards in each major content area and how these standards can be achieved in classrooms and programs. Learn how to plan curriculum with specific learning standards in mind; address standards in ways that are developmentally appropriate and effective; and assess children's progress toward these standards. Copublished with Redleaf Press.

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  • Item #: 789
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    By Pat Barrett Dragan

    In this wise and practical book, an experienced teacher shows you how to get non-native speakers started on language learning. She shares many innovative techniques and demonstrates how to build a classroom community that encourages and supports language learners by celebrating diversity, integrating language and expression into all areas of the curriculum, and actively involving families. Though written for teachers of grades K–3, the book is also useful for teachers of younger children. Includes resources and examples of student work. From Heinemann.

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  • Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Set (Book & DVD)
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    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging set (Basics of DAP book and Looking at the Basics of DAP DVD) describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice.

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    By Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp

    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for preschool teachers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.

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