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  • 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 »
  • The Best for Babies - Paperback
    The Best for Babies - Paperback
    $12.95
    • 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 »
  • 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
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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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
    Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
    $25.95
    • Item Number: 90974
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    The Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It is applicable for multiple uses, including program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, training, research and evaluation, and public awareness. It is currently embedded in many state quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) across the nation.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 18973
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    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.
  • 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.
  • FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 22603
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    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 Forms (Set of 10) - Spanish
    CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK Forms (Set of 10) - Spanish
    $30.00
    • Item Number: 29059
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    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 »
  • CLASS® Dimensions Guide, Infant
    CLASS® Dimensions Guide, Infant
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 28970P
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    These dimensions guides are great for teachers and anyone interested in understanding why classroom interactions matter and how they can be improved with the CLASS® tool. WIth this guide you will be able to explore CLASS® Infant domains and dimensions, find clear explanantions of effective interactions, and learn practical strategies for improving interactions. Choose English or Spanish version.
  • CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 5) - English
    CLASS® Score Sheets, PreK-Third Grade Forms (Set of 5) - English
    $15.00
    • 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 »
  • CLASS® Dimensions Guide, Toddler
    CLASS® Dimensions Guide, Toddler
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29056P
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    Introduce teachers to the 8 dimensions of the CLASS® Toddler 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… More »

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