Early Childhood Education

ACTION RESEARCH (P)

ACTION RESEARCH (P)
$82.00
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)

BUILDING STRUCTURES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (P)

BUILDING STRUCTURES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (P)
$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

CULTURE & CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS (P)

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$39.00
$29.00
$29.00 - $39.00
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

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: 
2008-06-30
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Publisher: 
Redleaf Press

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (P)

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$154.00
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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.
  • A new 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.
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    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: 
    Ingram

    FROM LULLABIES TO LITERATURE (P)

    FROM LULLABIES TO LITERATURE  (P)
    $24.00
    New/Used: New
    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: 
    Birckmayer, Jennifer
    Publication Date: 
    2007-12-31
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    Publisher: 
    Naeyc

    GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (P)

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    $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

    KITUUSIT

    KITUUSIT
    $3.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9000536

    LEARNING TO READ THE WORLD (ED ROSENKOETTER, KNAPP-PHILO) (P)

    LEARNING TO READ THE WORLD (ED ROSENKOETTER, KNAPP-PHILO) (P)
    $43.00
    New/Used: New
    The newborn is amazingly equipped to acquire language and literacy - these early years are the foundation upon which later learning is built. This book examines the elements of beginning language and literacy, and looks at how families, programs, and communities can encourage beginning language and literacy in infants and toddlers.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780943657868
    Publication Date: 
    2006-07-31
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Zero to Three

    LIVING THE QUESTIONS (P)

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    $43.00

    Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of narratives from teachers engaged in the process of designing and carrying out research projects to inform their instruction.

    This edition includes a greater variety of short contributions from a wide range of teacher-researchers -- novices and veterans from all backgrounds and parts of the country -- who speak to the growing diversity in today's classrooms. Threaded throughout the chapters and narratives is a discussion of the emergence of digital tools and their effect on both teaching and the research process, along with an expanded number of research designs.

    The book has three primary components: 1.Chapters written by the authors explaining key elements of the research process: finding questions, designing projects, data collection and analysis, and more 2.Research activities that enable readers to try out the featured strategies and techniques 3.Teacher-researcher essays in which teachers share details of completed projects and discuss the impact they have had in their classrooms.

    Living the Questions, Second Edition: A Guide for Teacher-Researchers will take you step-by-step through the process of designing, implementing, and publishing your research. Along the way, it will introduce you to dozens of kindred spirits who are finding new passion for teaching by "living the questions" every day in their classrooms. You will be reminded of why you became a teacher yourself.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781571108463
    Author: 
    Power, Brenda Miller
    Publication Date: 
    2012-01-12
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Stenhouse Publishers

    MENTOR COACHING & LEADERSHIP (P)

    MENTOR COACHING & LEADERSHIP (P)
    $69.00
    This unique text provides an in-depth look at mentor-coaching to help readers plan, implement, and evaluate a successful mentor/coach-protege program. Mentor Coaching and Leadership in Early Care and Education takes the mentor/coach through the first phase of beginning a relationship with a protege, through the enabling and stabilizing process, and finally to completing the process and achieving closure. The text is aligned to educational initiatives and "Good Start, Grow Smart," and includes such topics as leadership; communication; planning; learning and understanding one's behavior, values, and learning style; and accepting and working with change. A discussion of emotional intelligence, creativity, and personal/professional growth is also included to foster knowledge of how these important topics relate to successful leadership. The text includes special features such as case studies, descriptions of real-life mentoring situations, and activities for mentor coaches and proteges to complete.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781418005849
    Author: 
    Nolan, Mary
    Publication Date: 
    2006-08-02
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    Publisher: 
    Delmar Thomson Learning

    PEAK WITH BOOKS (P)

    PEAK WITH BOOKS (P)
    $98.00
    Peak With Books shows how to use popular children's literature to build reading, writing, and cognitive skills in an inquiry-based environment. Instead of using a "skill and drill" approach, the authors employ conversations, questions, and, meaning-based activities to stimulate children's curiosity, confidence, and thirst for knowledge. The authors' balanced literacy program teaches strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. To develop those skills, each chapter's central storybook is accompanied by strategies that employ art, music, drama, finger rhymes, poetry, math and science activities. Graphics and children's presentations illustrate how research and discovery through fiction can enliven whole-class and individually directed projects.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780766859487
    Author: 
    Nelsen, Marjorie R
    Publication Date: 
    2001-10-29
    Publisher: 
    Delmar Thomson Learning

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (P)

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    $29.00
    New/Used: New

    Through Physical Education for Young Children, you can

    -learn about the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds and write developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet these needs,

    -provide a logical progression of movement skills and awareness of the elements of movement (space, shape, time, force, flow, and rhythm), and

    -develop kids' motor skills, manipulative skills, and fitness while making connections across the curriculum.
    Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones author Rae Pica is constantly asked by elementary physical education teachers, -What am I supposed to do with the little ones?- Most college preparatory programs don't address the issue, either, but Pica takes it on in Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones, coming to the aid of teachers who are stumped when it comes to the developmental needs and abilities of young children.

    Physical Education for Young Children places the focus squarely where it needs to be: on the fundamentals. The book provides teachers with the following tools:

    -A logical progression of movement skills, including the ABCs of movement, body-part identification, and nonlocomotor, locomotor, and manipulative skills

    -Awareness of the elements of movement: space, shape, time, force, flow, and rhythm

    -An understanding of the developmental differences between younger students and their older counterparts

    -Guidance in understanding the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds and writing developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet those needs while making connections across the curriculum

    -Many activities that develop motor skills, manipulative skills, fitness, and the understanding of the elements of movement
    In addition, Physical Education for Young Children offers guidance in teaching across subject areas to provide an interdisciplinary approach, offers sample lesson plans to meet the unique needs of the little ones, and lists resources for children's music, equipment, and props.

    Chapter 1 explores aspects of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development as they pertain to teaching 4- to 8-year-olds. Chapter 2 helps teachers understand how to use what they know about young children to create and maintain a positive atmosphere in the gym. Chapters 3 and 4 delve into movement concepts and an appropriate progression for acquiring motor skills.

    Chapter 5 covers developmentally appropriate fitness for the little ones, and chapter 6 addresses manipulative skills. These skills, which receive the greatest attention in most PE programs, are saved for late in the book because kids need to master basic locomotor and nonlocomotor skills before focusing on manipulating objects.

    Chapter 7 offers guidance on linking the activities in the gym with those in the classroom. This not only generates enthusiasm among the kids, but it also helps PE teachers serve as advocates for the physical education field. The appendixes provide sample lesson plans and a variety of resources.

    With Physical Education for Young Children, PE teachers will no longer have to ask what to do with the little ones. They will know--and they will be able to build a physical education curriculum that serves the unique needs of 4- to 8-year-olds.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780736071499
    Author: 
    Pica, Rae
    Publication Date: 
    2008-08-03
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    Publisher: 
    Human Kinetics Publishers

    POWER OF GUIDANCE (P)

    POWER OF GUIDANCE (P)
    $51.00
    New/Used: New
    -This compilation of writings on approaches to young child guidance will be greatly appreciated by all those who work with young children. It is a valuable aid in understanding and managing childhood behaviors. The valuable guidance concepts presented here have earned the book the honor of being selected as a comprehensive member benefit of the NAEYC for 2003.---BOOK JACKET
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781401848569
    Author: 
    Gartrell, Dan
    Publication Date: 
    2003-09-22
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    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Wadsworth Publishing

    PRIME TIMES: HDBK FOR EXC IN INFANT ETC (W/CD) (P)

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    $43.00
    Achieve quality care and education in your infant or toddler program with this practical guide--a sourcebook for establishing, organizing, and maintaining a quality program. This second edition includes topics such as developmental issues; infants and toddlers with special needs; staffing and staff training; creating learning and nurturing environments; establishing routines; discipline; health, nutrition, and safety policies; curriculum; partnering with parents; assessment; and program evaluation. Charts, tables, and illustrations enhance the text, and a CD-ROM offers reproducible forms, policy statements, and training handouts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781929610907
    Author: 
    Schweikert, Gigi
    Publication Date: 
    2007-12-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Redleaf Press

    PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SCALE (P)

    PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SCALE (P)
    $26.00
    Research has consistently found that effective administrative practices are crucial for ensuring beneficial program outcomes for children and families. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is designed to reliably measure and improve the leadership and management practices of center-based programs--the only instrument of its kind to focus exclusively on organization-wide administrative issues. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, center operations, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and public relations, technology, and staff qualifications. This new second edition of the PAS includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780807752456
    Author: 
    Talan, Teri N
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-31
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    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Teachers College Press

    PUBLICATION MANUAL OF APA (P)

    PUBLICATION MANUAL OF APA (P)
    $29.00
    $22.00
    $22.00 - $29.00
    In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781433805615
    Author: 
    American Psychological Association
    Publication Date: 
    2009-07-27
    Publisher: 
    American Psychological Association (APA)

    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
    $165.00
    New/Used: New
    Resource Management for Individuals and Families contains 14 well-organized chapters divided into four parts to introduce students to the best of management thinking and practice. The fifith edition offers a new, interactive approach to teaching resource management through special features that are specifically designed to reflect the themes of choice and decision making, supporting students' interest and learning. To engage the reader, many chapters begin with a case or story from the news about families.This edition continues to pay close attention to meeting the standards and criteria for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780132955140
    Author: 
    Goldsmith, Elizabeth B
    Publication Date: 
    2012-11-18
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Pearson Education