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  • The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Set, Research Edition
    $69.95
    • Item Number: 73979
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    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
    • In Stock
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
    Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 18376
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    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.
  • 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
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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.
  • 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 »
  • 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
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    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 »
  • Principal Matters
    Principal Matters
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 26777
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    101 Tips for creating collaborative relationships between after-school programs and school leaders. Despite the day-to-day accomplishments that can be enjoyed by after-school program directors and staff members, there often can be an equal number of challenges. One key to clearing these daily hurdles is by building bridges between your after-school program leader and the school principal. Author Paul Young provides suggestions in 10 areas, including tips that enhance student learning, tips that… More »
  • Through a Child's Eyes - Paperback
    Through a Child's Eyes - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 92826
    • In Stock
    When was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child's height? Research shows that effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up. Classroom design is a crucial component of an effective learning environment. This book brings a new approach to classroom design that begins and ends with the child's viewpoint. Each chapter details how the classroom environment influences children's learning, and the authors provide specific examples of… More »
  • Growing Together
    Growing Together
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 30815
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    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Building on Whole Leadership
    Building on Whole Leadership
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 30782
    • In Stock
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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
    • In Stock
    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® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 5) - English
    CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 5) - English
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 87616
    • In Stock
    Available in packages of 5 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 »
  • 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® 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.

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