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
$32.95
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.
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.
STORY S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S for the Primary Grades
STORY S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S for the Primary Grades
Item: 20236
Status: In Stock
$29.95
There is nothing that children love more than a good story. Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s for the Primary Grades, Revised connects 90 of the best children's books to early learning centers, stretching each story five ways with lively and entertaining activities that heighten reading readiness, sharpen comprehension skills, and expand the excitement of story time. Pulling the best stories from the original books, this new edition also features new children's books as well as old favorites, refreshed… More »
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 »
Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
Item: 18893
Status: In Stock
$34.95
This book invites teachers to enhance children's educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces.
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.
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
Item: 18139
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean - offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. Includes information about the culture of the family's country of origin; guides to common words and phrases; picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students; sample parent letters with English and native… More »
Room to Learn: Elementary Classrooms Designed for Interactive Explorations
Room to Learn: Elementary Classrooms Designed for Interactive Explorations
Item: 30785
Status: In Stock
$39.95
You may know classroom environments are a complex interaction of physical elements, including sensory components, design and organization, aesthetics, nurturing attributes, and pedagogical resources. Did you know these elements are proven to work together to improve early learning, self-efficacy and higher order thinking skills, and ultimately to achieve better child outcomes? "Room to Learn" presents the Assessing the Pillars of the Physical Environment for Academic Learning (APPEAL)… More »
Building on Whole Leadership
Building on Whole Leadership
Item: 30782
Status: In Stock
$29.95
In a complex and changing landscape of scare funding, high turnover rates, and differing view about priorities, the early childhood profession needs an anchor. The Whole Leadership Framework, developed by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, helps early childhood professionals inspire their staffs' collaboration, creativity, and ethical commitment. Learn how to: develop foundational leadership attributes and competencies, use both day-to-day management and long-range leadership skills,… More »
Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
Lose the Lecture: Engaging Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Learning
Item: 30730
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Professional development is important, but early childhood professionals get just as bored, worn out, and disengaged from learning as their younger counterparts do. But while pre-K and K-12 classroom learning continues to evolve and improve, adult learners are often left by the wayside! There must be a better way. "Lose the Lecture" brings administrators, coaches, and facilitators a new approach to professional development and adult learning that focuses on the learners-how they think,… More »
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.
Learning Spaces For Infants And Toddlers
Learning Spaces For Infants And Toddlers
Item: 39351
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Meet the challenge of creating an effective learning environment for young children. Includes ideas for planning, using, and evaluating learning spaces that captivate and encourage the developmental process. Complete with illustrations, letters to parents, and literacy ideas.
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 »
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves - 2nd Edition
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves - 2nd Edition
Item: 35404
Status: In Stock
$47.95
This practical resource, now an expanded and updated second edition, is your guide to building a strong anti-bias program, including learning to know yourself. This title offers information on culture and language, racial identity, family structures, gender identity, economic class, different abilities, holidays, and more. 224 pages.
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?
Item: 34900
Status: In Stock
$34.00
"Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?" goes to the heart of risk-taking and children. As educators working with young children, we all have boundaries and feelings around what risky play is allowed. Rusty Keeler invites us to examine the cage of boundaries that we have created for ourselves and our children. He challenges us to rattle our cage and discover where the lines are movable. In our role as educators and caretakers, when we allow children to play and confront risk on their… More »
School's Out: Challenges and Solutions for School-Age Programs
School's Out: Challenges and Solutions for School-Age Programs
Item: 34588
Status: In Stock
$34.95
You may have noticed out-of-school-time care is burgeoning. As more families have two working parents, states and school districts are swooping in to provide supervision of children before and after school, during school breaks, and during the summer. And, as these programs grow, they continue to adapt to new approaches of out-of-school learning. Gone are the days of board games and swing sets! "School's Out: Challenges and Solutions for School-Age Programs" will cover all bases of creating… More »
Children's Lively Minds: Schema Theory Made Visible
Children's Lively Minds: Schema Theory Made Visible
Item: 34297
Status: In Stock
$44.95
"Children's Lively Minds" is a book filled with true stories about children exploring schema, followed up with reflection and questions on what is being learned. Taking steps to understand schema theory and willfully supporting it can help teachers and families see the savvy in the repetitive behavior of young children, and allow adults to have a better understanding and support brain development.
Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
Item: 33673
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Provides insight on identifying and responding to problems, working with parents, and seeking help with issues such as death, sexual abuse, divorce, natural disasters, and more. 382 pages.
Provoking Curiosity: Student-Led STEAM Learning for Pre-K to Third Grade
Provoking Curiosity: Student-Led STEAM Learning for Pre-K to Third Grade
Item: 33471
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Sure, you know that children learn best through hands-on explorations. How does that work in a real classroom? With jam-packed days and mounting expectations, you're pressed for time and pushed to follow standards-based curricula. It's no wonder you struggle to incorporate STEAM activites each day. Provoking Curiosity brings new and easy-to-execute STEAM learning experiences that encourage children to think, explore, and wonder. Each exploration builds on core ideas in the STEAM disciplines, develops… More »
Engaging Young Engineers - Paperback
Engaging Young Engineers - Paperback
Item: 63408
Status: In Stock
$36.95
$29.95
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 »
Ages and Stages: A Parent's Guide
Ages and Stages: A Parent's Guide
Item: 61282
Status: In Stock
$27.95
This resource book offers you the benefits of the most current research on child development, featuring helpful tips and techniques to foster your child's growth.
Giant Encyclopedia Of Preschool Activities For 3 Year Olds
Giant Encyclopedia Of Preschool Activities For 3 Year Olds
Item: 61269
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Each book is written just for that particular age group. From autumn leaves to recycling games these resource books are sure to be a favorite. Contains over 600 activities written by teachers to discover new ways to use everyday items to create fresh exciting projects. Also includes management techniques and helpful tips for working with a certain age group.