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RESOURCE BOOKS / Administration & Program Development

  • Nailing Jelly to the Wall - Paperback
    Nailing Jelly to the Wall - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26126
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    For experts in the field of early care and education, defining and providing technical assistance can be as difficult as nailing jelly to the wall. Learn to effectively coach, mentor, and train early childhood teachers and administrators with guided experiences, strategies, and activities to provide technical assistance in specific program areas like parent involvement, science, outdoor play, music. and art. 144 pages. Paperback.
  • Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
    Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
    • Item Number: 88389
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    It's a common dilemma in early childhood classrooms: How to provide new, interesting experiences on a shoestring budget. This book offers low-cost ideas for gathering and creating rich explorations in learning centers by vividly describing the unique ways teachers can use found and recyclable materials to encourage cognitive development and creative exploration in young children. In addition to photographic examples, the book offers tips on how to source, select, and integrate materials into a center;… More »
  • Program Administration Scale (PAS)
    Program Administration Scale (PAS)
    • Item Number: 24682
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    Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, center operations, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and public relations, technology, and staff qualifications.
  • Early Childhood Education for a New Era: Leading for Our Profession - Paperback
    Early Childhood Education for a New Era: Leading for Our Profession - Paperback
    • Item Number: 63413
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    Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto to the field of early childhood education: It should step forward as an agent for change by assuming responsibility for the competent practice of its practitioners and for facilitating positive results for children and their learning. As a field of practice, ECE should formally organize as a profession to realize consistency in practice across sites and program types. Goffin challenges the field to develop fieldwide leadership and diminish its reliance… More »
  • Blueprint for Action (3rd Edition) - Paperback
    Blueprint for Action (3rd Edition) - Paperback
    • Item Number: 63407
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    Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding the dynamics of organizational change in early care and education settings. It helps administrators move beyond a "quick fix" notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for organizational analysis and action. Woven throughout the text are numerous vignettes connecting the concepts to real-life situations experienced by early childhood administrators. Included are 26 assessment tools and 12 worksheets that directors can… More »
  • Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership - Paperback
    Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership - Paperback
    • Item Number: 81391
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    A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff, and move into a unified, engaging system for leading with passion, intention, and purpose. Author Susan MacDonald's goal is to take leaders past their challenges with a vision of new possibilities so they can ensure… More »
  • Digital Decisions - Paperback
    Digital Decisions - Paperback
    • Item Number: 26117
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    Feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom!
  • The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
    The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
    • Item Number: 71798
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    Developed especially for today's working environment, this is the modern home visitor's complete introductory text to cultural sensitivity and family-centered early intervention. Paperback. 304 pages.
  • Simple Steps
    Simple Steps
    • Item Number: 96430
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    Simple Steps outlines a typical development sequence in 10 domains: social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, language, cognitive, sensory, nature, music and movement, creativity, and dramatic play. The 300 activities offer children the opportunity to practice new skills in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • Learning Together With Young Children - Paperback
    Learning Together With Young Children - Paperback
    • Item Number: 18376
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    Each chapter in this curriculum framework includes a conceptual overview followed by classroom stories and vibrant photos to illustrate the concepts. You will learn to create materials and a classroom culture reflecting your values; teach through observation, reflection, inquiry and action; and encourage children to represent their learning in multiple ways, including songs, stories, and drama. Paperback. 272 pages.
  • 100 Ideas to Market Your Childcare Business
    100 Ideas to Market Your Childcare Business
    • Item Number: 84562
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    The book consists of 100 ideas that administrators of early learning programs and centers can use to fit their own unique situation. Ideas range from simple to complex. They vary in budget and knowledge requirements, making it a tool for both family childcare and center-based programs.
  • Inclusive Preschool Environments
    Inclusive Preschool Environments
    • Item Number: 40949
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    Inclusive Preschool Environments: Strategies for Planning, is available to assist preschool teachers in designing inclusive environments and activities. Information about typical and atypical development, inclusive teaching methods that encourage active child participation, and strategies for integrating individual goals and objectives into daily classroom planning are contained in this publication.This book includes step-by-step methods for integrating IEP goals in the daily curriculum and strategies… More »
  • The Home Visitor's Guidebook
    The Home Visitor's Guidebook
    • Item Number: 71799
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    This guide has been a trusted resource for years. It covers all the basics of effective home visiting, building trust, maintaining boundaries, and addressing risk factors. Paperback. 448 pages.
  • Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education
    Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education
    • Item Number: 18389
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    During the past 10 years there has been a tremendous interest among early childhood educators and parents in the innovative approaches to teaching pioneered in the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the Reggio Approach! Teachers, especially those in early childhood, teacher educators, policy makers, administrators, and parents will find it invaluable.
  • Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    • Item Number: 47288
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    Provides real-world answers for directors who work in the field of early childhood education. Addresses key issues such as training staff, handling discipline, dealing with parents, and creating partnerships in the community. For anyone who is a director or wishes to someday become a director, this book is the ultimate "can't-do-without-it" survival kit.
  • Early Learning Activity Cards
    Early Learning Activity Cards
    • Item Number: 4633
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    414 sequenced cards correlate with E-LAP™ domains and supply teaching procedures, developmental objectives, and suggested activities for expanding emerging skills. Cards are ideal for sending home with children who need additional skill practice.
  • Working In The Reggio Way
    Working In The Reggio Way
    • Item Number: 60458
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    A beginner's guide to bringing the famously child-centered practices of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy to American classrooms! This groundbreaking resource presents tools that allow teachers to transform their classrooms by including the organization of time and space, documentation of children's work, observation and questioning, and attention to children's environments. This workbook also contains interactive activities for individual or group reflection. Paperback. 240 pages.
  • The Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
    The Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
    • Item Number: 43785
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    This award-winning 10-step guide lets you work with portfolio assessment at a comfortable pace, breaking the process down into easy-to-manage steps. 192 pages.
  • The Best for Babies - Paperback
    The Best for Babies - Paperback
    • Item Number: 28589
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    Caregiver-child interactions are critically important in promoting cognitive, language, and social-emotional learning in young children. With examples and detailed explanations, "The Best for Babies" illuminates the behaviors and interactions that teachers or care providers should provide for the children in their care. The book offers an easy-to-use checklist to assess each teacher-child interpersonal relationship and the ways caregivers offer learning and living experiences for young… More »
  • The Weekly Curriculum
    The Weekly Curriculum
    • Item Number: 61230
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    With 52 weekly plans, this book makes it easy to come up with appropriate learning experiences that children will love. This essential classroom resource covers every topic and other things that you probably never thought of. 384 pages.
  • I-PAS
    • Item Number: 33970
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    Developed by Sally Flagler, PhD, the Infant-Preschool Play Assessment Scale (I-PAS) is a criterion referenced assessment instrument that enables teachers, clinicians and other caregivers to systematically observe children at play and in other routine or natural environments for the purpose of Child Assessment.
  • Catching Them At It
    Catching Them At It
    • Item Number: 24479
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    This book will take educators step by step through the process of managing assessment. It explains the terminology involved, shows how to turn 'observation' into 'assessment' and outlines how to manage and interpret all the information gathered. An essential book for all early childhood educators. 128 pages.
  • Instructional Technology in Early Childhood
    Instructional Technology in Early Childhood
    • Item Number: 71803
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    Better teaching and learning through technology by following the "EXPECT IT-PLAN IT-TEACH IT" framework. Specific examples and activities for enhancing instruction are included. Paperback. 280 pages.
  • Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
    Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
    • Item Number: 71802
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    A research-based framework for strengthening professional development. Includes web-based video clips to enhance training sessions and show teachers the "how" of high-quality math instruction to ensure better math teaching and higher student achievement. Paperback. 248 pages.

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