Early Childhood Education

ACTION RESEARCH (P)

ACTION RESEARCH (P)
$78.00
The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: Look: building a picture and gathering information, Think: interpreting and explaining, and Act: resolving issues and problems. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer encourages readers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame each inquiry. The author’s engaging style makes the book especially relevant to those working with children, young adults, or people in community contexts, and is particularly relevant to those dealing with issues of diversity or with marginalized and disenfranchised groups. Clear, concise, and practical, Stringer’s accessible and engaging book is a must for students and professionals in educational, business, health, counseling, and social work settings.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781452205083
Author: 
Stringer, Ernest T
Publication Date: 
2013-06-19
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Sage Publications (CA)

ARTS IN CHILDREN'S LIVES (P)

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$61.00
Advocates for the arts have contributed significantly to the philosophy and practice of early and elementary education throughout its history. Yet the nature, value, and purpose of arts experiences in the lives of children seem to remain puzzling and problematic to those most directly involved in teaching the young.
Conversations between scholars and teacher educators in the arts and in education occur all too infrequently. Seventeen authors, whose work represents the best of contemporary research and theory on a constellation of issues concerning the role of the arts in children's lives and learning, address critical issues of development, context, and curriculum from perspectives informed by work with children in formal and informal settings. This anthology strives to reinvigorate dialogue on the role and significance of the arts in the education of children drawing on various cultural and institutional context and traditional and contemporary practices from different parts of the world.
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9781402005541
Publication Date: 
2002-03-30
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Springer

BABIES IN THE RAIN: PROMOTING PLAY, EXPLORATION, AND DISCOVE

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$17.00

There are many ways parents and caregivers can help children thrive in their earliest years of life. "Babies in the Rain" explains the theories behind the best practices for infant and toddler care as well as preferred methods for doing so. In a personable, humorous voice, Jeff A. Johnson shares his own stories about the amazing ways infants and toddlers learn. He offers valuable information on how to spend quality time with young children by building strong emotional environments, nurturing meaningful relationships, and promoting child-centered, age-appropriate learning.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933653846
Author: 
Johnson, Jeff A
Publication Date: 
2009-06-30
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Redleaf Press

BLENDED PRACTICES FOR TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN... (P)

BLENDED PRACTICES FOR TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN...  (P)
$48.00

Whether they graduate from general education programs, special education programs, or a program that blends both, most early childhood educators will be required to teach children with and without disabilities and document that all their students are progressing toward positive outcomes. This essential text is just what teachers need to face these tough challenges in inclusive classrooms. Bridging the gap between special and general education, this resource integrates knowledge about effective practices for teaching young children with and without disabilities into one comprehensive approach. Undergraduate and graduate students will find the explicit guidance they need todevelop, implement, and evaluate a curriculum framework that incorporate children's interests and needs and promote their growth and developmentconduct authentic, meaningful assessments that directly guide teachingcreate classroom environments that set the stage for effective teaching and learninghonor individual learning needs by tailoring instructionembed learning opportunities that address children's goals across daily activitiesactively involve families in all aspects of curricula design and implementationaddress challenging behaviorseffectively monitor children's progress to inform practice

This core text is easy for students to use it's filled with visual aids such as tables, figures, and sample forms; vignettes and practical examples that illustrate key concepts and guiding principles; helpful summaries for each chapter; and dozens of learning activities that challenge students to test and expand their knowledge. Early childhood teachers will use this as a reference for many years to come as they blend best practices from special and general education, develop effective curricula for inclusive classrooms, and improve outcomes for all children."

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9781557667991
Author: 
Pretti-Frontczak, Kristie
Publication Date: 
2005-05-31
Publisher: 
Brookes Publishing Company

BUILDING STRUCTURES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (P)

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$26.00

From playground equipment to skyscrapers, structures are everywhere. The second unit in the Young Scientist series, Building Structures with Young Children guides children s explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in building block structures including concepts such as gravity, stability, and balance. Looking at science in a new way, this nationally field-tested curriculum supports the early development of important science inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories.

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9781929610501
Author: 
Worth, Karen
Publication Date: 
2004-09-30
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Redleaf Press

CHOICE WORDS (P)

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$22.00

In productive classrooms, teachers don't just teach children skills: they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.

"Choice Words" shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. Throughout, Peter Johnston provides examples of apparently ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that are pivotal in the orchestration of the classroom. Grounded in a study by accomplished literacy teachers, the book demonstrates how the things we say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for what children learn and for who they become as literate people. Through language, children learn how to become strategic thinkers, not merely learning the literacy strategies. In addition, Johnston examines the complex learning that teachers produce in classrooms that is hard to name and thus is not recognized by tests, by policy-makers, by the general public, and often by teachers themselves, yet is vitally important.

This book will be enlightening for any teacher who wishes to be more conscious of the many ways their language helps children acquire literacy skills and view the world, their peers, and themselves in new ways.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781571103895
Author: 
Johnston, Peter H
Publication Date: 
2003-12-31
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Stenhouse Publishers

COLORS OF LEARNING (P)

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$32.00
Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding. The Colors of Learning promotes the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas. This volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children's art, including some in full color.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780807742747
Author: 
Rosemary Althouse
Publication Date: 
2002-11-01
Publisher: 
Teachers College Press

CULTURE & CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS (P)

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$36.00
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Early childhood education programs are expected to provide exemplary care for all childrenpoor and affluent; children of color and White childrenwhile also adapting care to include childrens families and cultures. These two sets of expectations are often difficult for teachers and programs to meet. In this book, Carollee Howes shows how high-quality programs successfully adapt child development guidelines within cultural contexts, and why quality needs to be and can be measured in culturally specific ways.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780807750209
Author: 
Howes, Carollee
Publication Date: 
2009-10-31
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Teachers College Press

Dear Mr. Blueberry

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$8.00
""Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales."" It's vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher to help when she discovers a blue whale living in her pond. Mr. Blueberry answers that she must be mistaken, because whales live in the ocean, not in ponds.
Throughout the summer, Emily and Mr. Blueberry exchange letters, until Emily has a happy surprise to share with her teacher. In the process, Emily learns a lot about whales. And Mr. Blueberry leans even more about imagination, faith, and love.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780689807688
Author: 
James, Simon
Publication Date: 
1996-05-31
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Aladdin

DEVELOPING CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE (P)

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$59.00
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As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in culturally competent service delivery.

The gold-standard text on cross-cultural competence, this book has been widely adopted by college faculty and trusted as a reference by in-service practitioners for almost 20 years. For this timely NEW edition, the highly regarded authors have carefully updated and expanded every chapter while retaining the basic approach and structure that made the previous editions so popular. Professionals will

  • Get a primer on cultural competence. Readers will examine how their own cultural values and beliefs shape their professional practice, how the worldviews of diverse families may affect their perceptions of programs and services, and how providers can communicate more effectively with families from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Deepen their understanding of cultural groups. Learn from in-depth chapters with nuanced, multifaceted explorations of nine different cultural backgrounds: Anglo-European, American Indian, African American, Latino, Asian, Filipino, Native Hawaiian and Samoan, Middle Eastern, and South Asian. Readers will get up-to-date insights on history, demographics, traditions, values, and family structure, and they'll examine the diverse ways each culture approaches child rearing, medical care, education, and disability.
  • Discover better ways to serve families. Readers will get concrete recommendations for providing more effective, sensitive, and culturally competent services to children and families. They'll find practical guidance for every step in the service delivery process, from initiating contact with families to implementing and evaluating services. Vivid case stories and photos bring the principles of cultural competence to life, and the helpful appendixes give professionals quick access to cultural courtesies and customs, key vocabulary words, significant cultural events and holidays, and more. Plus an expanded list of resources points readers to books, films, theater, and other media that will enhance their understanding of other cultures.
  • New to this edition is a revised chapter on African American roots; thoroughly updated and expanded chapters; expanded coverage of disabilities; more on spiritual and religious diversity; and strategies for helping families make decisions about language use (English-only vs. preservation of native language).

    Equally valuable as a textbook and a reference for practicing professionals, this comprehensive book will prepare early interventionists and other professionals to work effectively with families whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781598571639
    Publication Date: 
    2011-06-30
    Publisher: 
    Paul H Brookes Publishing

    DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE (W/CD) (P)

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    $65.00
    Since the first edition in 1987, NAEYC's book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs has been an essential resource for the early child care field. Fully revised and expanded, the 2009 version comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action. Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928896647
    Author: 
    Carol Copple
    Publication Date: 
    2015-11-23
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    NATIONAL ASSOC FOR EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN

    DIARY OF LAURA

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    $39.00

    This English translation of an educational diary follows a child’s first weeks in a Reggio Emilia infant-toddler program. Professionals have contributed essays on using these diaries as models for observation and family-oriented programming. Laura, the child in the diary, is now fully grown and has also written an essay reflecting on her Reggio Emilia experience.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933653525
    Author: 
    Carolyn P. Edwards
    Publication Date: 
    2008-05-01
    Publisher: 
    Redleaf Press

    EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (P)

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    $111.00
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    Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133386015. Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, 6/e addresses both typical and atypical child development from birth through age eight. This text highlights the diversity of child development, preparing professionals to meet the unique needs of children from a wide variety of backgrounds.The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources.
  • Anew emphasis on neuroscience and brain research helps us to understand so much better how children think, learn, feel, and behave.
  • Every chapter includes at least one new section on how the brain contributes to advances in physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, or emotional development across age groups.
  • An extensive section on assessment has been added.
  • Clinical and classroom-based methods for assessing learning and development of young children are presented.
  • The use of assessment data in teaching and parenting are fully explored.
  • A more extensive examination of toddlerhood, as a distinct period of development, is included. Newly-discovered advancements of children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years are profiled.
  • The book contains discussions of more than 800 new research studies and articles on early childhood development that have been published since the last edition.
  • Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*
    The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:
  • Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.
  • Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad(r) and Android(r) tablet.*
  • Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book.
  • * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7 or 10 tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. "
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780132868594
    Author: 
    Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-16
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Pearson

    EARLY INTERVENTION W/MULTI-RISK FAMILIES (P)

    EARLY INTERVENTION W/MULTI-RISK FAMILIES (P)
    $53.00
    Helping families who live in environments with multiple risk factors including poverty, domestic violence, teen parenthood, mental illness, and substance abuse requires that professionals and paraprofessionals work together to provide the best possible interventions. This much-needed book shows service providers how to help these multi-risk families by using an "integrative model" that brings together the most effective intervention techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, parenting strategies, and innovative programs. Professionals will learn how to effectively engage parents if they are resistant to intervention, and they'll discover specific, practical ways to help parents
  • become more self reflective about their parenting and empathetic toward their children
  • examine and gain control over their defenses and ways of dealing with stress that are negatively influencing their parenting
  • strengthen their sense of competence and social support
  • develop positive perceptions of their children
  • deal with unresolved loss and trauma
  • enhance their interactions with their children
  • regulate their own emotions and those of their children
  • develop good planning and problem-solving skills
  • Extended case studies vividly illustrate key points and techniques and present an integrated model of intervention, making this an ideal professional development resource for psychologists, social workers, early childhood educators, home visitors, and other service providers. To help program administrators ensure high-quality early intervention, the book also demonstrates how to plan and set up service delivery systems within and across individual programs, structure and train effective teams, develop sound organizational policies, and understand and address the effects of burnout and vicarious trauma on staff members. The book is also an excellent resource for university and colleges that train early intervention practitioners who work with families in multi-risk environments."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557666918
    Author: 
    Menna, Rosanne
    Publication Date: 
    2005-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Brookes Publishing Company

    ETHICS & EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR: (P)

    ETHICS & EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR: (P)
    $39.00
    Bestseller! Like the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct that this book is based on, the new edition of Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator seeks to inform and guide those who work with children and families through the tough decisions they must confront. In this second edition, Feeney, Freeman, and Pizzolongo provide new, well-chosen examples and questions that not only clarify key points about ethical conduct and decision-making but also stimulate reflection and discussion on critical issues confronting early childhood educators.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928896838
    Author: 
    Feeney, Stephanie
    Publication Date: 
    1969-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Ingram

    EXPLORING LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT (LOOSE PGS)(W/OUT ACCESS)

    EXPLORING LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT (LOOSE PGS)(W/OUT ACCESS)
    $144.00
    This shorter, essentials version of Berk s best-selling Development Through the Lifespan, 6/e, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications. Exploring Lifespan Development includes all the features Berk s texts are known for: Engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, cutting-edge consideration of the interrelationships between heredity and environment, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications that help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives. Authored by Laura Berk, MyDevelopmentLab for Exploring Lifespan Development engages students through personalized learning, and helps them better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams. It also helps instructors with course preparation, content delivery, and assessment. MyDevelopmentLab includes extensive video footage, multimedia simulations, Careers in Development, and interactive activities all produced by the author and unique to Exploring Lifespan Development. 0205968961 / 9780205968961 Exploring Lifespan Development Plus NEW MyDevelopmentLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205909744 / 9780205909742 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Laura E. Berk 0205957382 / 9780205957385 Exploring Lifespan Development "
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780205958702
    Author: 
    Berk, Laura E
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-05
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    Publisher: 
    Pearson

    FROM LULLABIES TO LITERATURE (P)

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    $24.00
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    The ability to use language (speak, read, write) is not something that children suddenly or automatically develop. It is rather a culmination of experiences with language that begin at birth. Sharing stories (oral storytelling, books) and “story experiences” (conversations, songs, poems, rhymes) with infants and toddlers is critical to building their emergent literacy skills. At the same time, it expands their experience and understanding of the world and also prompts positive interactions with adults and other children, fostering social development. Sprinkled with charming vignettes and ideas for stories to share, From Lullabies to Literature explains how the many types of stories and story experiences are best used with very young children, with a particular focus on using books, and how teachers can plan and provide story experiences most effectively, including by partnering with families.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928896524
    Author: 
    Jennifer Birckmayer
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-01
    Publisher: 
    National Association for the Education of Young Children

    GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (P)

    GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (P)
    $216.00
    Updated throughout and featuring an emphasis on NAEYC and other standards, GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: THEORY AND SKILLS, Ninth Edition, focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. You'll find practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. With the help of this text, you'll avoid much of the guesswork and frustration that can hinder practitioners' efforts to influence children's social development and behavior. And, you'll obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children's development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. This is a book you'll want to keep and refer to long after you leave the course.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781305960756
    Author: 
    Rupiper, Michelle L
    Publication Date: 
    2016-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Wadsworth Publishing

    HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD (P)

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    $252.00
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    HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781285427331
    Author: 
    Marotz, Lynn R
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Cengage Learning

    HOME VISITOR'S GUIDEBOOK (FWD PAWL) (P)

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    $62.00
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    Pioneering expert Carol Klass was first to develop a home visiting primer readers could trust and now she's updated her bestselling "Home Visitor's Guidebook" for the next generation of practitioners. The ultimate professional development resource for early interventionists, social workers, therapists, and other home visitors, this research-based guidebook is enhanced throughout with up-to-date references and new material on today's hot topics.

    Readers will learn the basics of effective home visiting: building trust with families, communicating effectively, maintaining boundaries, working with families experiencing risk factors, and integrating professional beliefs with families' cultural beliefs. Then, with the in-depth child development information and practical guidelines, home visitors will help parents

  • encourage children's healthy social and emotional development
  • provide developmentally appropriate guidance and discipline
  • enhance children's communication and language skills
  • use play to promote learning and development
  • strengthen family connections thorough everyday rituals and celebrations
  • foster positive sibling relationships
  • Throughout the book, veteran home visitors model skillful and positive interactions with families, reflect candidly on their successes and challenges, and give readers invaluable advice on creating a support network and learning new strategies through professional development.

    New to this edition is information on today's hot topics including assessment and evaluation; the role of grandparents; childhood illness, including dental disease, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, asthma and allergies, and lead poisoning; achievement motivation; moral identity; and the secure child.

    With this must-have guidebook from the voice of experience on effective home visiting, professionals will get parents engaged and actively involved in their child's development-and approach their important work with renewed passion and creativity. "

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557669032
    Author: 
    Klass, Carol S
    Publication Date: 
    2008-06-24
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    Publisher: 
    Brookes Publishing Company

    INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM (P)

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    $32.00
    All children require nurturing and stimulating learning environments, but many early childhood classrooms needs to be modified for children with special needs. Each chapter focuses on a learning center or a time of day, such as snack time or dismissal, with activities to help children with special needs be successful. By modifying the classroom and activities, all children will be actively engaged.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780876592038
    Author: 
    Sullivan, Joyce
    Publication Date: 
    1999-08-31
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    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Gryphon House