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RESOURCE BOOKS / Administration & Program Development

  • Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
    Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 88389
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    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 - Paperback
    Planning for Play - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 89711
    • In Stock
    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 - Paperback
    Nailing Jelly to the Wall - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 26126
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    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.
  • Program Administration Scale (PAS)
    Program Administration Scale (PAS)
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 24682
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    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.
  • Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership - Paperback
    Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership - Paperback
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 81391
    • In Stock
    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 »
  • Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
    Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
    $24.95
    • 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.
  • The Best for Babies - Paperback
    The Best for Babies - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 28589
    • In Stock
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    Solutions for Early Childhood Directors
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 47288
    • In Stock
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • A Teacher's Promise - Hardcover
    A Teacher's Promise - Hardcover
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 73309
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    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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Digital Decisions - Paperback
    Digital Decisions - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 26117
    • In Stock
    Feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom!
  • Through a Child's Eyes - Paperback
    Through a Child's Eyes - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 92826
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    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 »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change - Paperback
    Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change - Paperback
    $29.95
    $25.00
    • Item Number: 63414
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    Focus on the leader's role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families. This book emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program, with a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools. Paperback. 192 pages.
  • The Instant Curriculum
    The Instant Curriculum
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 60342
    • In Stock
    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
    • 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.

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