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Art of Leadership: Cultivating Curriculum in Early Childhood Organizations

This comprehensive hands-on series of books examines every aspect of effective center management from A to Z. Offering the best advice and thinking from recognized experts on program administration, these books are designed to be comprehensive, hands-on training texts as well as ongoing reference tools for center administrators. The ideas presented are practical; the strategies are proven to work.

 A high quality curriculum is at the core of a high quality early childhood program. Cultivating Curriculum in Early Childhood Organizations provides practical, down-to-earth advice from leading experts on curriculum development. Content focuses on child development, curriculum principles, environmental design, and program evaluation.

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Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6

Author(s): Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp (click on the author's name for more titles)

Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for preschool teachers.

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Being with Infants and Toddlers
A curriculum that works for caregivers

This book is a "how to" curriculum guide for appropriate practices when working with very young children in the early childhood learning environment. Incorporating the developmental philosophies of Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber, Erik Erikson, and Maria Montessori, it promotes respectful and responsive caregiving to foster competence and independence commensurate with each child's level of ability. Topics include caregiving routines, environments, caregiver/child interactions, and the role of parents.

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RRP $49.95

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Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum Teacher's Guide

Author(s): Kay Albrecht, Linda Miller (click on the author's name for more titles)

This self-directed guide is designed to provide more than 40 hours of professional development for teachers using Innovations: The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum.

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RRP $38.95

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Third Edition
Serving Children from Birth to Age 8

Author(s): Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp (click on the author's name for more titles)

Since the first edition in 1987, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs has been an essential resource for the early childcare field. Now fully revised and expanded, the 2009 version comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video vignettes 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.

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Early Years Learning Framework in Practice, The
A Handbook for Educators and Parents

Author(s): Amelia Church, Bridie Raban, Jan Deans, Kay Margetts (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book is intended to help directors, co-ordinators and educators to implement the EYLF with confidence, and is the first to provide a practical resource to assist early childhood professionals in this task.

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RRP $39.95

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Eco Smart
A Sustainable Standard for Early Education

EcoSmart: A sustainable standard for early education will support your team on its journey to a more sustainable community with the introduction of concepts, actions and resources that will inspire the whole team. ECEEN believes experiences in our early years provide an opportunity for life-long learning and that our habits of future years will be influenced by the actions of those around us now. We believe the relationships fostered in children’s services between educators, children and families are the foundations of a caring, sustainable community to nurture ECEEN’s DREAM. ‘Together we must dream of a great place to live, a place that is fair and equitable, that values the Earth and all its life and resources for the present and for future generations. This revised edition of Eco Smart is very timely. The young children we educate today will be adults in the frontline when global warming exceeds a predicted 2 degree threshold. Critical reflection about how we work in early childhood services for sustainable futures for all children is an imperative. Aligned with the NQS, Eco Smart offers a comprehensive set of action points for urgent change across policy and practice in early childhood services. Dr Sue Elliott Course Coordinator BT(ECE), BEd(EC), BEd(ECT), BEd(ECP) & BEd Studies School of Education University of New England The strategies and actions in Eco Smart – A sustainable standard for early education are supporting Kids Uni CBD to move together with children, families and their local community to advocate and act for a sustainable world. Kellie Grose Children Services Manager, Kids’ Uni, UOW Pulse Ltd,

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Emergent Curriculum

Author(s): Elizabeth Jones, John Nimmo (click on the author's name for more titles)

A stimulating resource for getting teachers—or aspiring teachers—thinking about developing meaningful curriculum.

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RRP $37.95

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Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings
From Theory to Practice

Author(s): Susan Stacey (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book takes an exploratory look at the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices and principles can improve the learning culture of early childhood programs. Emergent Curriculum will give you a unique and thorough look at this method and also includes information on how to observe, reflect, interpret, document, and plan long-term projects

 

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Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool 2nd Edition
Getting to Know the HighScope Curriculum

Author(s): Ann S Epstein (click on the author's name for more titles)

This practical guide presents a comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the HighScope Preschool Curriculum, covering early childhood theory and research, teaching practices, curriculum content, and professional development. The book’s appealing format offers examples, checklists, photos, child and teacher anecdotes, and thoughtful questions and hands-on exercises to help both experienced and new teachers reflect on their beliefs and practices.

This second edition reflects the most up-to-date research on child development and effective teaching practice.

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From Teaching to Thinking
A pedagogy for reimagining our work

From Teaching to Thinking conceptualizes professional learning as on-going and embedded pedagogical practice rather than out of the classroom, one-shot trainings and disparate workshops. Professional learning for educators that strengthens their development as thinkers, researchers, innovators, and constructors of knowledge. Professional learning for educators Contextual thinking about pedagogical practice Theory grounded with a thinking protocol An active reading format that blends theory, story, and practice Includes written reflective responses from Margie Carter Each chapter includes questions for practice for the reader to engage with Includes a special section of Voices from the Front Lines: anecdotal testimonies from educators who have indeed reimagined their own work using this outstanding new resource

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Increasing the Power of Instruction
Integration of Language, Literacy and Math Across the Preschool Day

Author(s): Judith A Schickendanz (click on the author's name for more titles)

A day in a preschool classroom can be hectic, and with so many learning goals to be met, it?s no surprise that teachers sometimes wonder how they will get it all done. This accessible book by Judith Schickedanz shows teachers how to maximize the scope and power of their instruction through integration?across content domains and across learning contexts.

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RRP $44.95

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Innovations: Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum, The

Author(s): Kay Albrecht, Linda Miller (click on the author's name for more titles)

The book identifies, explains, and supports the major developmental tasks of preschool children, including adjusting to school, making friends, exploring roles, communicating, problem-solving, and expressing feelings.

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RRP $89.95

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Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments
Creating, Supporting and Collaborating

What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about. Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments takes an in-depth look at children’s inquiry. What does inquiry look like in early childhood settings? How does the environment affect children’s inquiries and teachers’ thought processes? Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments examines inquiry in all its facets, including environments that support relationships, that create a culture of risk-taking in our thinking, that support teachers as well as children, that include families, that use documentation as a way of thinking about our work, and of course, the physical environment and all the objects and spaces within it. Throughout, stories about environments and approaches to inquiry from around the world are included as examples.

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Joy of Movement: Lesson Plans and Large-Motor Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and easy-to-use book includes fun, developmentally appropriate activities that foster physical development and build self-esteem. The activities are built around developmental motor milestones and are flexible enough to encourage skill development for a variety of learners. The Joy of Movement is for anyone with young children ages three to six in their lives: preschool teachers, parents, families and child care providers.

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