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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
$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.
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.
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 »
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 »
Elevating Equity: Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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.
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Item: 84568
Status: In Stock
$34.95
This book includes over 600 math activities organized by curriculum area or time of the day. Each activity is complete with math concepts, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions. It is easy for the teacher and children to have fun learning new concepts. 528 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 »
Enticing Environments for People Under Three
Enticing Environments for People Under Three
Item: 36914
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Child-care environments play an important role in how babies, toddlers, and two-year-olds experience learning. Colors, sounds, smells, and the placement of furniture, lighting, and textures all influence how people act and interact inside a classroom. Chock-full of colorful photographs from real-world infant and toddler settings, Enticing Environments for People under Three offers fresh ideas for making centers and classrooms inspiring for all of the people who inhabit them. Discover numerous, easy-to-implement… More »
The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays
The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays
Item: 60344
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Over 450 rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays with Spanish and English on each page to help build vocabulary and language skills. Organized by theme. 384 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 »
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
$33.95
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.
Crying and Laughing: The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers
Crying and Laughing: The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers
Item: 34586
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Infants and toddlers need caring adults to help them learn emotional competence-how to understand, express, and manage emotions. By supporting their development in the early years, educators can create a strong foundation that will give young children important life skills and resilience. Paperback. 152 pages.
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
$28.95
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 »