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  • Item #: GuideKit1
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    Professional Development Library

    In the early years, it's important to prevent bullying and to support children's social and emotional development. This kit contains seven essential books, posters, and DVDs, all focused on using guidance to teach and foster social-emotional skills like cooperation and problem solving. The materials in the kit provide ideas and strategies proven to work for children with the most challenging behaviors and to benefit every child in your setting. The kit includes

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    By Beverly Falk, ed.

    This book brings together a group of extraordinary educators and scholars who offer important insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. From Teachers College Press. 

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    By Michael Rosen, illustrated by Maris Turner

    Using everyday activities and household items, the book helps caregivers create literacy-rich experiences for pre-readers. Written to be shared between an eager new reader and their favorite grown-up, the book emphasizes simple, multi-sensory games, recipes, conversations, and actions to help a child learn to recognize, pronounce, and write the alphabet. Created by renowned children’s book author and educator Michael J. Rosen, the book offers proven ways to engage eager readers in activities that are adaptable to most situations, needs, and environments.

  • Advancing the Early Childhood Profession
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    By Alison Lutton, ed.

    This latest volume of what has become known as the “red book” is designed as a resource for the entire early childhood field, across all roles and settings. It organizes the NAEYC position statements that describe what every early childhood professional should know and be able to do and presents them alongside NAEYC documents that support states as they build professional development systems.

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    By Julie K. Biddle

    The Three Rs of Leadership redefines the concept of leadership in early childhood education, proposing a model of shared responsibility among school stakeholders. Drawing on her 30-plus years of working in and with schools, the author explores the three Rs of leadership—relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection—in the context of developmentally appropriate programs that promote and support meaningful learning. Copublished with HighScope. 

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    By Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, & George Forman, eds.

    This book describes how the world-renowned preschool services and accompanying practical strategies for children under age 6 in Reggio Emilia have evolved in response to the community's demographic and political transformations, and to generational changes in both the educators and the parents of the children. From Praeger.

  • What You Need to Lead
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    By Holly Elissa Bruno

    Bestseller! Early childhood directors manage through relationships. This important book guides a director through the steps to build respectful, dynamic, and welcoming relationships with families and staff. Covers all traditional early childhood administration topics, from financial management to marketing and development, while also recognizing and exploring the human side of management and the critical role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership. 

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    By Gail Perry, Barbara Henderson, & Daniel R. Meier, eds.

    Through teacher research, teachers engage in the systematic study of their own practice to answer questions they have about teaching and learning, and their own effectiveness. This book explores

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  • Out of the Classroom and into the World
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    By Salvatore Vascellaro

    Combining practical and theoretical guidance and illustrated throughout, Out of the Classroom and Into the World visits a rich variety of classrooms transformed by innovative field trip curricula—showing how students’ hearts and minds are opened as they discover how a suspension bridge works, see what connects them to the people and places of their neighborhood, and come to understand the ecosystem of a river by following it to its source.

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  • Early Sprouts
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    By Karrie Kalich, Dottie Bauer, & Deirdre McPartlin

    A research-based early childhood curriculum, this “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike. From Redleaf Press.