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  • Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, BAS (English) - Paperback
    Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, BAS (English) - Paperback
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 18356
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    Providers can easily set goals to incrementally improve business practices that will result in better communication with parents, financial stability, reduced risk in operating a home business, and compliance with legal requirements. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use assessment instrument measures: qualifications and professional development, income and benefits, work environment, fiscal management, recordkeeping, risk management, provider-parent communication,… More »
  • Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
    Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 96430
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    Open the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their own pace. This book outlines a typical development sequence in ten domains: social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, language, cognitive, sensory, nature, music and movement, creativity, and dramatic play. Chapters on appropriate curriculum… More »
  • CLASS®Dimensions Guide, K-3 - English
    CLASS®Dimensions Guide, K-3 - English
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29057
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    Introduce teachers to the 10 dimensions of the CLASS® K-3 tool with this concise quick-guide, which includes practical teaching tips for strengthening each of the areas assessed with the popular observational tool. This guide is used with the bestselling CLASS® observational tool that measures interactions between children and teachers -- a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With versions for toddler programs and PreK and K-3 classrooms, the reliable and valid… More »
  • Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 92092
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    Create responsive environments where young children thrive. When teachers create environments that teach skills rather than punish individual actions, they reduce behavior problems and nurture the growth of all learners. This book expertly guides early childhood teachers to analyze their classroom elements, routines, and responses to children. Much like gardeners who adjust soil, water, or fertilizer to help flowers bloom, educators of young children must look beyond challenging behaviors to what… 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.
  • Lead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program Directors
    Lead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program Directors
    $9.95
    • Item Number: 27924
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    "Lead the Way" provides short, self-guided overviews that both aspiring and practicing after school professionals need to thrive in their roles. The 24 fundamental insights and strategies can be used as professional development topics with after school program staff, laying the foundation for the program to recruit, retain, and grown effective leaders. Paperback. 120 pages.
  • ELLCO Pre-K Tool - Revised Edition 2008 (Package of 5)
    ELLCO Pre-K Tool - Revised Edition 2008 (Package of 5)
    $32.00
    • Item Number: 50317
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    PreK. This newly revised three-part observation record toolkit assesses environmental factors in early literacy and language development and helps administrators, principals, supervisors, program directors, and teachers gather important information needed for improving classroom quality, building appropriate literacy programs, and assisting in teacher development. The ELLCO is valid and reliable and is a perfect tool for Reading First and other literacy grants. With this new edition of the assessment… More »
  • CLASS® Manual, Grades K-3 - English
    CLASS® Manual, Grades K-3 - English
    $65.00
    • Item Number: 15911
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    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.
  • The Weekly Curriculum
    The Weekly Curriculum
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • Building on Whole Leadership
    Building on Whole Leadership
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 30782
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    In a complex and changing landscape of scare funding, high turnover rates, and differing view about priorities, the early childhood profession needs an anchor. The Whole Leadership Framework, developed by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, helps early childhood professionals inspire their staffs' collaboration, creativity, and ethical commitment. Learn how to: develop foundational leadership attributes and competencies, use both day-to-day management and long-range leadership skills,… More »
  • Digital Decisions - Paperback
    Digital Decisions - Paperback
    $34.95
    • 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 Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
    The Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
    $19.95
    • 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.
  • Catching Them At It
    Catching Them At It
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • Caring For Our Children, Third Edition - Paperback
    Caring For Our Children, Third Edition - Paperback
    $66.95
    • Item Number: 20193
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    The third edition contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings--child care centers and family child care homes. Features 10 chapters of 650+ standards including a new Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs standards. Chapters: Staffing / Program Activities for Health Development / Healthy Promotion and Protection / Nutrition and Food Service / Facilities, Supplies and… More »
  • 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 »
  • The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
    The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 47289
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    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.
  • E-LAP™ Early Learning Activity Cards
    E-LAP™ Early Learning Activity Cards
    $79.95
    • Item Number: 4633
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    Set of 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.
  • Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide, 9th Edition - Paperback
    Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide, 9th Edition - Paperback
    $18.95
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 74471
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    Everything you need to keep accurate records for your family child care business and save money on your taxes. Operating a family child care program can be both difficult and rewarding. Few people give as much of themselves or accept more responsibility than you do as a family child care provider. And few are more deserving of the satisfaction that comes from helping children learn and grow. However, there are other challenges that are equally important-taking care of your business by tracking your… More »
  • Instructional Technology in Early Childhood
    Instructional Technology in Early Childhood
    $42.95
    $29.95
    • 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.
  • CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK Forms (Set of 10) - Spanish
    CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK Forms (Set of 10) - Spanish
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 29059
    • In Stock
    Available in packages of 10 booklets, each with 6 observation sheets and 1 scoring summary sheet, these are Spanish forms for conducting 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, and K-3 classrooms, the reliable and valid… More »
  • The Instant Curriculum
    The Instant Curriculum
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 60342
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    This new revised edition features over 350 all-new activities with over 750 activities in all. A must-have for all preschool teachers. Includes activities for every area of the curriculum, including language and literacy, math, science, dramatic play, and movement and music. The focus on concepts and skills provides a flexible format to strengthen skill areas for one child or the entire group. 512 pages. By Pam Schiller and Joan Rosanno.
  • Inspiring Professional Growth
    Inspiring Professional Growth
    $18.95
    • Item Number: 30803
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    You've probably seen it: frustration builds, teacher turnover rises, staff meetings become insufferable, indifference breeds throughout the school. Spark change! When your staff feels supported and empowered to grow and develop their skills, your program and the children will thrive. "Inspiring Professional Growth," the follow-up to Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership, addresses the need for offering nurturing and empowering professional development. This book provides leaders with a… 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.

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