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    By Amy C. Baker & Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt

    Children’s interactions with their special grown-ups affect everything in their lives, especially in their earliest years. And the relationships between those special people matter, too. When adult connections are caring and strong, parents, caregivers, and directors are motivated and empowered to work together to help children thrive. The book describes this concept of relationship-based child care, what understandings and attitudes support such care, and the policies required to enact it in a center setting.

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    By Oralie McAfee, Deborah J. Leong, & Elena Bodrova

    Assessment of children's abilities and knowledge, their approaches to learning, and their strengths, needs, and interests is expected in most early childhood programs. However, many early childhood educators are unsure of how to assess young children's development and learning. This reader-friendly book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    This vibrant book, compiled from Young Children articles, focuses on the varied powers of play—as a source of enjoyment and as a tool for learning. Addresses areas such as play’s role in academic learning, toddler play, outdoor play, theories of play, adaptations for children with special needs, and media impact on play. Also includes a list of key resources in the area and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on the articles.

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    By Mary Renck Jalongo

    When you share picture books with young children, you build their lifelong literacy and enjoyment of reading. In beautiful full color, the second edition of this popular book will help you recognize quality in children’s literature and illustration and see how to use picture books to best advantage. Lists of recommended books are included.

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    By Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

    This essential guide for trainers and administrators familiarizes staff to the Building Structures With Young Children curriculum, from planning to implementation. Features an introduction to scientific reasoning for adults, workshops to prepare teachers to use the curriculum, and strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions. Includes detailed charts, forms, and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

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    By Juanita V. Copley, ed.

    Describes and discusses learning experiences that promote early mathematics development for children aged three to five across five content areas: number and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data analysis. A continuing story threads through the book, drawing on the power of storytelling as an effective medium to attach meaning to mathematics.

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  • Item #: 285
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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The articles in this engaging volume, mostly from Young Children, address the purposes of and uses for assessment. Expert commentary from Marian Marion, Gayle Mindes, Richard Clifford, Diane Trister Dodge and others offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood education. Includes a statement of position from NAEYC and NAECS/SDE. Also available in Spanish (see #285S).

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    By Dan Gartrell

    In an engaging, reader-friendly style, the author describes developmentally appropriate guidance in the encouraging classroom. With this approach, teachers think beyond the kind of conventional classroom discipline that aims merely to keep children in line—and often fails even to do that! Gartrell shows teachers how to help children develop lifelong skills such as mutual acceptance and cooperation, creative and peaceful problem-solving strategies, and acceptable ways to express difficult emotions. Includes a special chapter on guidance with boys. Copublished with Cengage.

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    By Daniel R. Meier

    An integrated approach offering a fresh perspective, innovative strategies, and practical guidelines for language and literacy development in multilingual and multicultural settings. Effective, research-based teaching practices will help early childhood and elementary teachers to develop children’s skills and their lasting love of reading. Proven strategies support English language learners and emphasize linking preschool and kindergarten language and literacy teaching. From Teachers College Press.

     

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    By Karen Worth & Sharon Grollman

    This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and concepts appropriate for the very young. What's more, it makes a strong case for integrating science into the curriculum right from the start—creating a context for the development of language, mathematical thinking, and social skills.

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