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    By Carollee Howes, Jason T. Downer, & Robert C. Pianta, eds.

    This comprehensive research volume will enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners. Providing invaluable insights needed to identify and strengthen factors that contribute to the development of English language proficiency and ensure a culturally responsive classroom environment, policy makers and administrators will have the foundational knowledge they need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages. From Brookes Publishing.

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    By Stephanie Feeney

    Written for those entering the field or striving to grow within the profession, Stephanie Feeney helps readers understand the nature of the profession, what it means to behave in a professional way, and where they stand in their own professional journey. She devotes chapters to moral and technical competence and explains what the terms profession and professional mean. From Pearson. 

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    By Edward Zigler, Walter S. Gilliam, & W. Steven Barnett, eds.

    As more young children gain access to pre-kindergarten programs, the issues surrounding its implementation are being hotly debated. Edited by a founder of Head Start and two other highly respected experts, this forward-thinking book brings forth leading thinkers in early childhood education to tackle today’s most urgent pre-K debates and explore each one from all sides. Delivered in a clear and compelling point–counterpoint format, this book paves the way for sound, educated decision-making. From Brookes Publishing.

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    By Ann Lewin-Benham

    In this book, Lewin-Benham presents 12 “best practices” inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. Practices are demonstrated with classroom scenarios, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. From Teachers College Press.

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    By Amy Laura Dombro, Judy Jablon, & Charlotte Stetson

    Bestseller! A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It’s how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built.

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    By Linda J. Armstrong

    Promote the comfortable feeling of home, support children's needs, and maximize learning experiences in your family child care setting. Filled with wisdom from an experienced family child care professional, Family Child Care Homes includes knowledgeable suggestions for item selection, furniture arrangement, storage, and more.

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    By AAP, APHA, & NRC

    The third edition of Caring for Our Children contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings. Covers health promotion, nutrition and food service, infectious diseases, program activities for health development, and more. Includes a new section on preventing childhood obesity. 

    Issued jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 

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    By Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, With Janet Gonzalez-Mena

    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 teachers of infants and toddlers. 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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    By Daniel R. Meier

    This book highlights the critical importance of integrating content and mechanics for successful and engaged writing at the kindergarten and primary level. Featuring the teaching philosophies and strategies of seven exemplary teachers and a discussion of relevant research and theory, Meier provides a fresh, practical, and much-needed perspective on making writing meaningful and effective in the current standards-based era. From Teachers College Press.

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    By Louise Derman-Sparks & Patricia G. Ramsey, With Julie Olsen Edwards

    In this updated edition, two distinguished early childhood educators tackle the crucial topic of what White children need and gain from anti-bias and multicultural education. This compelling text includes teaching strategies for early childhood settings, activities for families and staff, reflection questions, a record of 20th and 21st century White anti-racism activists, and organizational and website resources.

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