Administration & Program Development

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Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
Item: 88389
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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 »
Planning for Play
Planning for Play
Item: 89711
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
Nailing Jelly to the Wall: Defining and Providing Technical Assistance in Early Childhood Education
Nailing Jelly to the Wall: Defining and Providing Technical Assistance in Early Childhood Education
Item: 26126
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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.
Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
Item: 30730
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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 »
Building on Whole Leadership
Building on Whole Leadership
Item: 30782
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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 »
Inspiring Professional Growth: Empowering Strategies to Lead, Motivate, and Engage Teachers
Inspiring Professional Growth: Empowering Strategies to Lead, Motivate, and Engage Teachers
Item: 30803
Status: In Stock
$18.95
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 »
Growing Together
Growing Together
Item: 30815
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Communities of practice are an age-old phenomenon representing teamwork. Whether its researchers developing treatments for a disease or educators sharing best practices to enhance early childhood learning, communities of practice are about connection and shared purpose. "Growing Together" will help you define, create, and promote a community of practice to foster collaborative problem solving and enhance professional learning experiences. You will learn key strategies and techniques to… More »
After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
Item: 18268
Status: In Stock
$9.95
The literature-based activities in this book help children who have been through a trauma. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with 50 children's books, teachers can use the discussion starters, writing activities, and art activities to promote children's ability to cope and heal. Addresses numerous crises that can affect a child, including earthquakes, epidemics and mass casualty incidents, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and major storms, shelter experiences, volcanic… More »
Preparing for Disaster
Preparing for Disaster
Item: 18269
Status: In Stock
$14.95
With forms, worksheets, staff-training workshops, and task lists, as well as helpful guidelines and insights, this groundbreaking guide is filled with practical advice for every program director. Learn how to create a Disaster Readiness Master Plan and implement it; train teachers and administrators how to react in a catastrophic event; educate parents about your disaster plan to reduce panic; create planned evacuation routes and notify local emergency management agencies of your plans; and complete… More »
Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
Item: 18973
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Looking through an aesthetic lens of nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points, educators will learn to determine a classroom's level of aesthetic beauty. ROSIE then provides images and examples to assist in turning learning spaces into inspirational environments in which children can grow and learn.
Catching Them At It
Catching Them At It
Item: 24479
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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.
Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education
Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology for Early Childhood Education
Item: 26117
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom!
Lead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program Directors
Lead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program Directors
Item: 27924
Status: In Stock
$9.95
"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.
Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter
Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter
Item: 33460
Status: In Stock
$19.95
No education professional wants to think about an active shooter on campus. Recent tragic events illustrate a clear and imminent need to prepare educators for these threats. Public institutions are required by law to follow rules and regulations to train for emergency responses, and several states have enacted or are considering enacting regulations specific to early childhood programs. "Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter," the first book in the new Preparing for the Unexpected… More »
Building on Emergent Curriculum: The Power of Play for School Readiness
Building on Emergent Curriculum: The Power of Play for School Readiness
Item: 33463
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Children are expected to read, write, count, and sit still at younger and younger ages. As these unrealistic expectations mount, family members and teachers alike continue to believe that these activities will prepare young children for school. But there is a better way one that helps children build school readiness through developmentally appropriate activities. Best of all? The children can have fun! Building on Emergent Curriculum guides preschool teachers to tap into young children's natural… More »
Build Your Dream Team: How to Recruit, Train, and Retain Early Childhood Staff
Build Your Dream Team: How to Recruit, Train, and Retain Early Childhood Staff
Item: 33472
Status: In Stock
$21.95
Finding the right people to staff your center is challenging! Have you ever hired someone you thought was perfect, only to have her leave after a few months? Have you filled a position with a "warm body" to maintain the adult-child ratio because you couldn't find a more qualified candidate? Recruiting is an ongoing process that requires reflection, dedication, and importantly, a solid plan. But the plan isn't always easy to craft, especially when you're understaffed! "Build Your Dream… More »
Wired Differently: A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges
Wired Differently: A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges
Item: 34584
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Preschool is a time of wonder when curiosity, development, and learning intersect. While the new sights, routines, and experiences can make preschool exhilarating, what about children who struggle? Perhaps they exhibit odd behaviors: chewing on clothing, covering their ears, avoiding certain textures, refusing to sit with peers, screaming when frustrated, hitting, kicking, or biting. "Wired Differently" will help you to decode what may seem like every day challenging behaviors. It's possible… More »
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Item: 34900
Status: In Stock
$34.00
"Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?" goes to the heart of risk-taking and children. As educators working with young children, we all have boundaries and feelings around what risky play is allowed. Rusty Keeler invites us to examine the cage of boundaries that we have created for ourselves and our children. He challenges us to rattle our cage and discover where the lines are movable. In our role as educators and caretakers, when we allow children to play and confront risk on their… More »
Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms
Item: 36913
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Loose parts. You have heard the term, probably in the context of promoting engaging play with open-ended, natural, and manufactured materials that can be manipulated with limitless possibilities. In this book, discover how a loose-parts mindset promotes active learning in the early elementary classroom, enhancing curriculum and ensuring connection to state standards. Offering inspiration and guidance on developing, applying, and teaching a loose-parts mindset, the authors break down common myths… More »
Solutions for Early Childhood Directors: Real Answers to Everyday Challenges
Solutions for Early Childhood Directors: Real Answers to Everyday Challenges
Item: 47288
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
The Practical Guide to Quality Child Care
Item: 47289
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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 Weekly Curriculum: 52 Complete Preschool Themes
The Weekly Curriculum: 52 Complete Preschool Themes
Item: 61230
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership
Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership
Item: 81391
Status: In Stock
$18.95
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 »
A Teacher's Promise - Hardcover
A Teacher's Promise - Hardcover
Item: 73309
Status: In Stock
$18.95
3 - 6 years. In every classroom, there is a person who cares about the way children learn, grow, and feel--you, the teacher! The affirming verses and fanciful illustrations in A Teacher's Promise express what all teachers wish for the children they teach--that they develop self-confidence, perseverance, curiosity, and an enjoyment of learning. A Teacher's Promise can help ease fears children might have about joining a new classroom or child care setting. The book can help reassure children about… More »