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RESOURCE BOOKS / Administration & Program Development

  • The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
    The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 47289
    • In Stock
    This uniquely comprehensive manual is a clear, easy-to-read handbook that provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood administration. Contents include: sample criteria, procedures for program development, schedules, applications, and evaluation forms. An invaluable tool for every child care facility manager.
  • The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    $69.95
    • Item Number: 73979
    • Ships From Manufacturer
    A one-of-a-kind tool for classrooms serving children ages 2 - 5, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) assesses 12 key practices with the strongest research base for supporting the education and development of young children in inclusive programs: Adaptations of Space, Materials, and Equipment; Adult Involvement in Peer Interactions; Adults' Guidance of Children's Free-Choice Activities and Play; Conflict Resolution; Membership; Relationships between Adults and Children; Support for Communication;… More »
  • Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
    Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
    $39.95
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change - Paperback
    Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change - Paperback
    $29.95
    $25.00
    • Item Number: 63414
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    Focus on the leader's role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families. This book emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program, with a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children
    Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children
    $29.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 74200
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    This book offers a series of best practices for child care providers to nurture a child's spiritual development-an extension of social-emotional learning. The book helps educators introduce young children to a system that begins with love, is nurtured by wonder, and leads to the empathy needed for learning. You can provide support and strengthen children's self-awareness through deep connections, increased social awareness, and pro-social behaviors, such as kindness, caring, empathy, and reverence.… More »
  • The Home Visitor's Guidebook
    The Home Visitor's Guidebook
    $52.95
    $39.95
    • 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.
  • Thinking Critically About Environments for Young Children - Paperback
    Thinking Critically About Environments for Young Children - Paperback
    $49.95
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 28616
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    This comprehensive book will help early childhood practitioners consider the "why" and "how" of setting up classrooms and other learning spaces to create environments that are most conducive to child development. Using a practice-based focus and a researcher lens, the contributors consider the ways in which environments for children enhance or diminish educational experiences, how social constructs about what is good for children influence environmental design, and what practitioners… More »
  • Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
    Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 18376
    • In Stock
    Over 100 inspiring and engaging stories help you learn to create a welcoming classroom culture, develop routines for self-regulation, and use observation and reflection to enhance experiences for the children in your care. The authors share engaging and inspiring stories of teachers who are using this approach. This edition has been updated to examine how to work with mandated curriculum, rating scales, and assessment tools, while practicing reflective, child-centered teaching. Paperback. 300 pages.
  • Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation (CHELLO) Set
    Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation (CHELLO) Set
    $55.00
    $49.50
    • Item Number: 29076
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    Birth - 5 years. The CHELLO is the only observation tool designed to rate the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. A reliable, field-tested tool derived from the bestselling, classroom-focused ELLCO, CHELLO assesses environments that include children of different ages, from birth to 5 years. Use CHELLO to develop accurate profiles of materials and practices in family/group child care settings, help providers improve their literacy supports and interactions with children,… More »
  • User's Guide to the Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool
    User's Guide to the Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 29062
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    Birth - 5 years. This User's Guide will help professionals administer the CHELLO, a reliable, field-tested observation tool for assessing the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. The guide contains explicit instructions on conducting the observation, photographs that illustrate successful and unsuccessful environments, practical strategies to support literacy development in home-based settings, and information about the psychometric properties of CHELLO. This manual is… More »
  • Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO)
    Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO)
    $25.00
    • Item Number: 29061
    • In Stock
    Developed by the nationally respected expert who helped establish Reading First and Early Reading First, CHELLO is the only observation tool specifically designed to rate the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. A reliable, field-tested tool derived from the bestselling, classroom-focused ELLCO, CHELLO has been carefully tailored to assess environments that include children of all different ages, from birth to 5 years. Administrators, program directors, and researchers will… More »
  • Family Child Care Basics
    Family Child Care Basics
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 20223P
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    Beginning a new business venture can be a daunting task, and setting up an in-home child care program can be especially challenging. After the licenses have been applied for and acquired, what comes next? Now, an expert on the subject provides advice, tips, information, and activities for setting up a child care program and running it smoothly. From creating a healthy, safe environment for children to developing engaging activities that can be used to shape daily plans, Family Child Care Basics… More »
  • Effective Early Childhood Professional Development
    Effective Early Childhood Professional Development
    $36.95
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 71801
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    Discover the latest findings on effective professional development practices and how to scale up efforts across a whole district or a state. Paperback. 256 pages.
  • The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
    The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
    $34.95
    $20.00
    • Item Number: 71798
    • In Stock
    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.
  • Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
    Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
    $24.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 63415
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    Learn the tools and information needed to lead children to a literacy-rich world that combines reading and digital media. This book gives educators and parents tools and information they need to help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology. Includes an analysis of the exploding app marketplace and provides information on new review sites and valuable curation tools. Showing what to avoid and what to demand in today's apps and e-books--as well as… More »
  • Pam Schiller's Theme Book Series
    Pam Schiller's Theme Book Series
    $129.95
    • Item Number: 63701
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    Best-selling author Pam Schiller brings music and learning together with songs to sing, dance, and explore children's imaginations. Each of the eight CD/book combinations will provide hours of learning fun.
  • Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
    Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 30730
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    Professional development is important, but early childhood professionals get just as bored, worn out, and disengaged from learning as their younger counterparts do. But while pre-K and K-12 classroom learning continues to evolve and improve, adult learners are often left by the wayside! There must be a better way. "Lose the Lecture" brings administrators, coaches, and facilitators a new approach to professional development and adult learning that focuses on the learners-how they think,… More »
  • CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 10) - English
    CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 10) - English
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 15912
    • In Stock
    Available in packages of 10 booklets, each with 6 observation sheets and 1 scoring summary sheet, these are the forms needed to conduct the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS® ) observation. These forms are a part of CLASS®, the bestselling classroom observational tool that measures interactions between children and teachers -- a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With versions for toddler programs, PreK (in English and Spanish), and K-3 classrooms,… More »
  • ELLCO Pre-K Users Guide (Revised Edition 2008)
    ELLCO Pre-K Users Guide (Revised Edition 2008)
    $32.00
    • Item Number: 15913
    • In Stock
    This 104 page user's guide compliments the ELLCO toolkit.
  • CLASS® Manual, PreK
    CLASS® Manual, PreK
    $65.00
    • Item Number: 15910P
    • In Stock
    Effective teacher-student interactions are a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With the popular CLASS® observational tool, schools can accurately assess classroom quality in pre-kindergarten based on teacher-student interactions rather than the physical environment or a specific curriculum. Available in English or Spanish. Spiral-bound, 120 to 128 pages.
  • CLASS® Manual, Grades K-3 - English
    CLASS® Manual, Grades K-3 - English
    $65.00
    • Item Number: 15911
    • In Stock
    Effective teacher-student interactions are a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With the popular CLASS® observational tool, schools can accurately assess classroom quality in K-3 classrooms based on teacher-student interactions rather than the physical environment or a specific curriculum. Spiral-bound. 128 pages.
  • FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 22603
    • In Stock
    This resource outlines a four-step, supportive strategy to transform challenging behavior by helping children learn about their feelings and gain self-control. Paperback. 88 pages.
  • CLASS® Manual, Infant - English
    CLASS® Manual, Infant - English
    $65.00
    • Item Number: 28486
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    With the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS® tool, early childhood programs have an accurate and reliable way to assess teacher-infant interactions, a primary component of positive early experiences. Developed for use with children from birth to 18 months, the CLASS® Infant tool specifically focuses on how teachers engage with infants and support their learning and development during everyday routines and activities. With clear guidance and background information, this manual… More »
  • CLASS® Score Sheets, Infant Forms (Set of 10) - English
    CLASS® Score Sheets, Infant Forms (Set of 10) - English
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 28485
    • In Stock
    Each booklet contains 6 observation sheets, 1 scoring summary sheet, and 8 note-taking pages, these are the forms needed to conduct the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS) Infant observation. These forms are part the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS® tool, the bestselling classroom observation tool that CLASS® Infant tool was developed for use with children from birth to 18 months and assesses 4 dimensions of teacher-child interactions: relational climate, teacher… More »

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