This publication is actually two books on two hot topics. The homework publication covers issues such as research on homework, the variety of program approaches and methods of training staff members for successful homework assistance. The literacy book assists after-school providers in introducing and integrating literacy into their program. Issues covered include children with learning disabilities and those whose first language is not English. Paperback. 96 pages.
This book emphasizes creating positive relationships with parents and families as the foundation for strong, ongoing partnerships between parents and families and after-school programs. This edition includes revised and expanded learning activities and answer guides to reflect current issues and concerns; revised and expanded handouts; enhanced and expanded tools for assessing parent needs and concerns; new and expanded tip sheets for building connections with parents and families; and a selected… More »
Get the most of the revised edition with this companion CD-ROM containing more than 40 pages of Core Learning Activity handouts plus sample posters for promoting a family-friendly program environment and sample cover letters and response forms.
Different types of touch and feel are necessary for young children to thrive and grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Whether it's the nurturing touch from adults, exploration of the environment, or physical interactions with peers, each form is important for high-quality care. This book teaches practitioners all of the essential roles that touch plays in the educational environment and how to properly implement it in the classroom. Written by Frances M. Carlson. 144 Pages.
This great resource for preschool teachers includes over 500 fun, theme-based activities for preschool learning centers. From ants to zebras, this book includes multiple themes for every letter of the alphabet. Each theme includes the following: Background information and interesting facts related to the theme. Paperback. 272 pages.
Understand what it means to be exceptionally bright in preschool and prekindergarten and guide children to reach their full potential. Includes strategies for creating rich and satisfying learning experiences that meet the needs of all children. 192 pages.
A practical guide designed to help early childhood teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the Common Core State Standards. Each chapter includes ideas to support home-school connections. 196 pages.
Kaye Hagler presents thematic units that touch on core content in K-2 science standards and the CCSS with a common thread of literacy throughout. Integrated units not only engage students in content such as landforms, forces and motion, weather, life cycles, and food chains, but include reading and writing activities that engage students and connect content to literacy. Differentiation allows for all students to access important concepts across the content areas.
Grades K - 8. Some people call it Common Core - in reality, it's common sense. This guide will raise educators' comprehension of the Common Core State Standards with ease and efficiency. Each of the 40 teacher-tested tools are clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators through every stage of implementing Common Core across the curriculum - from gap analysis to lesson design to assessment. Readers will examine your current practices and update existing curriculum using research-based… More »
"English for Child Care" encompasses language skills for parents and providers. The comprehensive text is designed to meet the language requirements of adults who care for children. This book provides practice for high-beginning to low-intermediate language learners in reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The textbook can be used as the core resource in a language development class for child caregivers and parents. Includes a CD.
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.
A thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Paperback. 300 pages.
"The Daily 5" provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one. "The CAFE" system provides a structure for conferring with students, a language for talking about reading development, and a system for tracking growth and fostering students independence. Set of 2 books.
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding is a recognized classic in its field. Now it's been completely revised and updated in a new fourth edition-non-doctrinaire, informative, and friendly, it is the most accessible and authoritative book, as much required reading for expecting and new mothers as a pregnancy guide and baby name book. All healthy mothers should consider breastfeeding for the first year of a baby's life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and this is the book that will help… More »
Help young children develop problem-solving skills, and you'll boost their kindergarten readiness and set them up for long-term success in STEM subjects. You will discover how to support the problem-solving skills of all young children by teaching them basic practices of engineering and five types of critical thinking skills (Curiosity, Persistence, Flexibility, Reflection, and Collaboration). Using a clear instructional framework and fun activities tailored for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers,… More »
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 »
This book covers the management of more than 50 common childhood illnesses, injuries, and health problems. It is written in easy-to-read language for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 8 years of age. "What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick" was reviewed by doctors, health professionals, and parents of young children to validate usefulness, content, and appeal and was designed for people of all reading levels. Paperback. 192 pages.
This guide provides everything needed for preparing the environment, creating routines, and evaluating individual learning styles. Lesson plans and steps for creating new lessons are provided, as well as guides for evaluating children's progress. Facilitate the development of key character traits in children: caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. Paperback. 120 pages.
What should we do to help children growing up in adversity? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them--from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists--take to improve their chances for a positive future? The author encourages us to think in a brand new way about the challenges of childhood. Rather than trying to "teach" skills like grit and self-control, he argues, we should focus instead on creating the kinds of environments, both at home and… More »