Resource Books

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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 »
Loose Parts
Loose Parts
Item: 72295P
Status: In Stock
$38.95
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.
Simple Signing with Young Children - Revised
Simple Signing with Young Children - Revised
Item: 92919
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Because their vocabularies haven't yet caught up with their thoughts and emotions, young children often struggle to communicate. Sign language can help them express themselves effectively to adults and peers--without the emotional outbursts caused by frustration! This book features the latest research to equip educators and caregivers with the tools and resources to teach young learners how to effectively communicate. Paperback. 208 pages.
Rethinking the Classroom Landscape
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 »
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Item: 17254
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG is filled with BIG activities. The chapters are organized by topic, with activities which build science, math, literacy and language skills, to form a solid foundation for future learning. The BIG Connections section presents ways to integrate the topic throughout the curriculum in sensory experiences, art, music, dramatic play, and gross motor skills. Paperback. 312 pages.
Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
Item: 37845
Status: In Stock
$29.99
Conflict is common. This resource book, "Finding Your Way Through Conflict" by Chris Amirault, Ph.D.and Christine Snyder, M.A., explores conflict resolution through self-reflection, understanding, meaningful conversations, and relationship building. Focusing specifically on conflict in and early childhood environment by providing step-by-step strategies to assist with management and resolution. A few of the scenarios in the book include The Discombobulated Team, The Intent/Impact Disagreement,… More »
The Honeycomb Hypothesis: How Infants, Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds Learn Through Nature Play
The Honeycomb Hypothesis: How Infants, Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds Learn Through Nature Play
Item: 37846
Status: In Stock
$39.00
As honeybees gather and store pollen, young children gather and store concepts through play and repeating patterns of movement. Sandra Duncan, Sue Penix, and Sally Haughey explore this concept with in-depth knowledge and share creative ways to brighten the youngest imaginations. The Honeycomb Hypothesis will grow your teaching practices with new ideas, materials and activities, celebrating the magic that happens when children and nature are brought together. The book includes The Honeycomb Hypothesis,… More »
All About The ITERS-R™ - Book
All About The ITERS-R™ - Book
Item: 11647
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This resource guide should be used with the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®-revised edition. It explains why each item is important, what is needed to meet the requirements for all items, and how to score. Over 800 color photographs taken in child care settings are presented in this text of 465 pages. We have also developed a classroom list to correlate with ITERS-R™ (sold separately).
All About The ECERS-R™ - Book
All About The ECERS-R™ - Book
Item: 46796
Status: In Stock
$49.95
Step by step instruction on how to design a quality day care environment. Should be used side by side with ECERS-R™, the scale used to develop and quantify quality standards in the USA, Canada and abroad. Includes The How, What and Why for each indicator, seven sub-scale items, step-by-step instructions, and over 700 color photos. 441 pages.
CLASS® Score Sheets - PreK Forms - Set of 10 - Spanish
CLASS® Score Sheets - PreK Forms - Set of 10 - Spanish
Item: 29059
Status: In Stock
$30.00
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 »
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 »
ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
ASQ:SE-2™ in Practice DVD
Item: 73980
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 »
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 »
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever - Infant/Toddler - Set of 20
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever - Infant/Toddler - Set of 20
Item: 28684P
Status: In Stock
$32.95 - $33.95
"Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers", Second Edition supports families in understanding what social and emotional health of infants and toddlers is, how to recognize key behaviors, and how to support children's social/emotional health in the home setting in simple ways every day. Set of 20. Available in English and Spanish.
Being With Babies
Being With Babies
Item: 85278
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Each chapter describes an issue that infants face every day, making this a perfect resource for all infant providers. There are scenarios that illustrate the challenges and suggest solutions to meet baby's needs while learning about the developmental stages. This hands-on resource is for infants 6 weeks to 18 months old and for your resource library.
Catching Them At It
Catching Them At It
Item: 24479
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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.
CLASS® Dimensions Overview - Toddler - Set of 5 - English
CLASS® Dimensions Overview - Toddler - Set of 5 - English
Item: 26068
Status: In Stock
$30.00
This tri-fold laminated sheet is a handy reference for users of the popular CLASS® Toddler observation tool. Available in convenient packages of 5, this sturdy quick-sheet shows evaluators what to look for while observing each of the 8 CLASS® Toddler dimensions and scoring the tool. This product is part of CLASS®, the bestselling classroom observational tool that measures interactions between children and teachers -- a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences.… More »
CLASS® Dimensions Overview - Infant - Set of 5 - English
CLASS® Dimensions Overview - Infant - Set of 5 - English
Item: 28484
Status: In Stock
$30.00
This tri-fold laminated sheet is a handy reference for users of the CLASS® Infant observation tool. Available in convenient packages of 5, this sturdy quick-sheet shows evaluators what to look for while observing each of the CLASS® Infant dimensions and scoring the tool. Set of 5.
Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens
Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens
Item: 35849
Status: In Stock
$28.00
This helpful teacher resource will guide you through creating an equitable environment for children ages 3 - 5. This book features a variety of topics that will help support conversations about identity, bias and preschool environment. Paperback. 160 pages.
Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
Item: 11254
Status: In Stock
$45.95
Emphasizes the importance of play in the inclusive classroom. Provides teachers with experiences that will enhance all children's cognitive, social, and emotional development. © 2006
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - Paperback
Item: 90974
Status: In Stock
$25.95
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.
Picturing the Project Approach
Picturing the Project Approach
Item: 89710
Status: In Stock
$29.95
When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every… More »
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!
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
Item: 42251
Status: In Stock
$29.95
This resource supplies 25 two-week themes, with a total of over 2,000 activities and ideas. Paperback, 463 pages.