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.
The Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
The Portfolio Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers
Item: 43785
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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.
Family Child Care Basics
Family Child Care Basics
Item: 20223P
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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 »
Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
Item: 96430
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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 »
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.
The Instant Curriculum
The Instant Curriculum
Item: 60342
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
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 »
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, BAS (English) - Paperback
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care, BAS (English) - Paperback
Item: 18356
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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 »
Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
Learning Together With Young Children, Second Edition - Paperback
Item: 18376
Status: In Stock
$44.95
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.
Caring For Our Children, Third Edition - Paperback
Caring For Our Children, Third Edition - Paperback
Item: 20193
Status: In Stock
$66.95
$49.95
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 »
Catching Them At It
Catching Them At It
Item: 24479
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
Program Administration Scale (PAS)
Program Administration Scale (PAS)
Item: 24682
Status: In Stock
$25.95
Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, center operations, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and public relations, technology, and staff qualifications. 2nd Edition.
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!
Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO)
Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO)
Item: 29061
Status: In Stock
$25.00
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 »
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.
The Best for Babies
The Best for Babies
Item: 28589
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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 »
The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
The Art & Practice of Home Visiting
Item: 71798
Status: In Stock
$34.95
$20.00
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.
Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Teach Math
Item: 71802
Status: In Stock
$39.95
$29.95
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.
Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
Item: 63415
Status: In Stock
$25.95
$19.95
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 »
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 »
Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children
Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children
Item: 74200
Status: In Stock
$29.95
$19.95
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 »