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Image of 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 »
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Building Equitable Early Learning Programs: A Social-Justice Approach
Item: 300140
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Equity means individuals get what they need to succeed. As early childhood classrooms and programs become increasingly more culturally and linguistically diverse, educators need ideas for connecting with families to learn what children need. The more families are engaged, the better the outcomes for children. Early childhood administrators and teachers collaborate to create equitable and inclusive learning environments where children and families feel welcome. Building Equitable Early Learning Programs:… More »
Image of Find the Joyful Leader Within: Banish Burnout in Early Childhood Education
Find the Joyful Leader Within: Banish Burnout in Early Childhood Education
Item: 300247
Status: In Stock
$39.95
As an early educator, you face many challenges. You may be asking yourself if you�re in the right place, doing the right thing. You may be wondering if you�re making a difference. You may be feeling symptoms of burnout but see opportunities to be a positive influence on individuals around you. Change your life and transform your leadership by embarking on a joyful journey today. Even if you do not have an official leadership position, you can lead with joy. If you are an individual who uplifts,… More »
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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 »
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Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
Item: 81334
Status: In Stock
$34.95
An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
Image of Evaluating Natureness: Measuring the Quality of Nature-Based Classrooms in Pre-K through 3rd Grade
Evaluating Natureness: Measuring the Quality of Nature-Based Classrooms in Pre-K through 3rd Grade
Item: 300138
Status: In Stock
$49.95
Nature-based early childhood education is a rapidly growing trend! Although many schools and programs have incorporated nature-based learning, educators can feel at a loss when trying to evaluate quality in this learning approach. But don�t worry - Evaluating Natureness: Measuring the Quality of Nature-Based Classrooms in Pre-K through 3rd Grade is here to help! Designed with early education practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in mind, the NAture-Based Education Rating Scales (NABERS)… More »
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Loose Parts
Item: 72295P
Status: In Stock
$39.95
The Loose Parts set of books serve as inspiration with hundreds of beautiful full color photographs illustrating ways children enjoy using everyday items in their play, encouraging their curiosity, giving free reign to their play, and encouraging creativity. Books are available individually.
Image of Planning for Play: Strategies for Guiding Preschool Learning
Planning for Play: Strategies for Guiding Preschool Learning
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 »
Image of Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Item: 84558
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This resource book offers simple easy-to-use solutions to support sensory needs of preschool children in your classroom. Adaptations and activities are included for Sensory Processing Disorder. Chapters cover concepts such as: Explaining Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder, Defining sensory avoiders, seekers, and under-responders, Designing the environment to support the sensory development of all children, Helping preschoolers with sensory processing problems, Providing practical… More »
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Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology
Item: 90591
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Early childhood teachers continue to seek activities that promote STEM-based learning. But most STEM books focus on science and math, excluding technology and engineering. Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology helps teachers create a more well-rounded STEM learning program. Encourage children to think, make, tinker and innovate. Introduce engineering skills such as coding in a developmentally appropriate way. Leverage children's use of digital technologies to help them… More »
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Creative Investigations in Early Science
Item: 92755
Status: In Stock
$18.95
Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Paperback. 100 pages.
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Creative Investigations in Early Art
Item: 92918
Status: In Stock
$18.95
While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
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Creative Investigations in Early Math
Item: 88401
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Math crops up in everyday activities in so many ways. You can help preschoolers see math in the petals of a flower, the shape of a window, the bounce of a ball, the growth of a plant, and the repetition of a song. Instead of teaching math to preschoolers, you can be their guide as they experiment, think about problems, try solutions, gain understanding, and discuss their findings. With your guidance, preschoolers can figure out how the world of mathematics works and how math works in their world. Paperback. 104 pages.
Image of STEM Play: Integrating Inquiry into Learning Centers
STEM Play: Integrating Inquiry into Learning Centers
Item: 81378
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Most early childhood teachers are using learning centers in the classroom, but do not approach them in ways that fully support a variety of learning opportunities. This book approaches learning centers through the STEM lens, and shares how themes can be integrated into centers to promote creativity and higher-level thinking. "STEM Play" provides varied activities for the most common centers: art, blocks, dramatic play, literacy, math, science, music and movement. Full of beautiful, full-color… More »
Image of Body Safety for Young Children: Empowering Caring Adults
Body Safety for Young Children: Empowering Caring Adults
Item: 300250
Status: In Stock
$39.95
In today�s world, it�s crucial that we equip children with the tools they need to stay safe. Yet, many adults don�t know where to begin. Written for educators and parents by a prevention education expert, Body Safety for Young Children is the comprehensive guide you need to navigate this complex and sensitive issue. Author Kimberly King takes the fear out of sexual-abuse prevention and makes it child-friendly and approachable, so you can confidently communicate with children and protect them from… More »
Image of Accessible Learning Spaces: A Guide to Implementing Universal Design in Early Childhood
Accessible Learning Spaces: A Guide to Implementing Universal Design in Early Childhood
Item: 300249
Status: In Stock
$29.95
As an early childhood educator, you want every child to thrive, regardless of their abilities or learning style. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a framework for designing learning experiences that are inclusive and accessible to all children. In this guide, you�ll learn how to apply UDL principles to your early childhood environment to create a welcoming, engaging, and effective learning environment for every child. From designing flexible learning spaces to using technology to support… More »
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Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs
Item: 300141
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Elevating Equity requires educators to be mindful of how to include children, families, and colleagues in all parts of early childhood programming. Elevating equity is all about creating systems that celebrate everyone! Sounds great-but how do you do it? Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs takes a positive approach by embracing differences and meeting readers where they are. Get nonjudgmental, practical advice from an experienced trainer… More »
Image of Music from the Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Fingerplays, and Chants - CD
Music from the Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Fingerplays, and Chants - CD
Item: 82025
Status: In Stock
$19.95
The CDs you've been waiting for are finally here! The companion to the best-selling book, these CDs feature 50 songs to keep children singing and learning all year long with a variety of engaging musical styles.
Image of America's Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential Business
America's Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential Business
Item: 36082
Status: In Stock
$28.95
The child-care industry--essential to American families and to the American economy--is on the verge of collapse. Before COVID-19 struck, the child-care industry faced funding issues and staffing dilemmas, while families struggled to find--or simply afford--quality child care. The reality is that COVID-19 has only exacerbated the challenges of the already-fragile child-care ecosystem. America's Child-Care Crisis takes a hard look at the current state of the industry and explores how to save this… More »
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ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
Item: 73980
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$49.95
A helpful, informative companion to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) screening system, this DVD gives an overview of emotional and social development and provides a thorough introduction to ASQ:SE-2™. Viewers get an inside look at the screening system in practice as they watch a home visitor using ASQ:SE-2™ with the family of a 4-year-old boy. They'll see how parents complete the questionnaires, with close-ups of sample questions.… More »
Image of Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning
Preschool Beyond Walls: Blending Early Childhood Education and Nature-Based Learning
Item: 99353
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Children are spending less time being outside in nature, playing, imagining, and learning about their surroundings. Instead, they're spending more time with tablets, televisions, and overly structured routines. This book shows practical and strategic ways educators can create rich, explorative, and interdisciplinary learning through extensive outdoor experiences. Learn how to develop and implement a nature-based curriculum to support children's optimal learning, from start to finish. Age focus:… More »
Image of Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Item: 27920
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, "Raising a Talker" helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical… More »
Image of Intellectual Emergencies: Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching
Intellectual Emergencies: Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching
Item: 16807
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Lilian Katz has spent many years conducting workshops for teachers, parents, and students all over the world, and during those workshops she has often referred to her son Stephen, and what she has termed the "intellectual emergencies" she experienced during the years he was growing up. Her responses to these "emergencies," the moments when he analyzed her actions and challenged her decisions as a parent and a teacher, are pulled together in this book. With music and words from… More »
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The Anti-Bullying And Teasing Book For Preschool Classrooms
Item: 60340
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Over 40 activities that focus on controlling teasing and bullying with friendship, community, and expressing feelings. Use these activities, the classroom environment, and family involvement to create a climate of mutual respect in the classroom. 128 pages.