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  • Item #: 259
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    By Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp

    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. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.

  • Item #: 746
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    By Janice Greenberg, Hanen Centre

    Learn about the important links between oral language development and literacy. You can lay the foundation for literacy by making reading and writing a natural, meaningful part of every day and making book reading a wonderful time for interaction, conversation and learning. Part of the Teacher Talk series, from the Hanen Centre. (For more details on the series, see #747. Also available in Spanish, #746S.)

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    By Kathe Jervis & Barbara K. Polland

    The revision of this favorite book offers explanations, practical tips, and encouragement for teachers and families of preschool children facing the excitement—and stress—of separation. Discusses ambivalence about separation and attachment, the comfort of routines, understanding the child perspective, supporting cultural and linguistic diversity, and more.

  • Item #: 2009
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    By Dave Riley, Robert R. San Juan, Joan Klinkner, Ann Ramminger

    We know that holding babies while feeding them is important, and that games like “Simon Says” are not just for fun. But why are these practices in the social and emotional domains so important for children’s learning and development? And how can we explain our choices to parents, administrators, and even policy makers? With accessible language and numerous examples, this book answers these questions by examining the rationale and research base for best practices.We know that holding babies while feeding them is important, and that games like ?Simon Says?

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    By Samuel J. Meisels & Sally Atkins-Burnett

    Sound developmental screening identifies those children who should receive more extensive assessment to determine whether they need additional support for learning. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood covers the basics of selecting an appropriate instrument and setting up a screening program.

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  • Item #: 2004
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    By Janis Keyser

    Parent partnerships are an essential factor in every successful early childhood program, and communication is key to developing them. How can you use familiar elements such as newsletters, bulletin boards, parent conferences, and special events most effectively? The answers may surprise you! This comprehensive guide describes proven communication strategies to encourage the involvement of family members.

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    By Richard M. Clifford, Gisele M. Crawford

    To help educators set goals and design effective policies, early childhood experts Clifford and Crawford provide a concise history of early education and care in the United States and invite readers to consider early schooling in a global perspective. Discusses themes among six economically advantaged countries and the social forces that are leading the United States toward universal access to school beginning at age 3. From Teachers College Press.

  • Item #: 2005
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    By Barbara Bowman, Evelyn K. Moore

    ?Strong social-emotional development underlies all later social, emotional, and academic success.? But among the 20?50 percent of children who enter kindergarten not ready to learn, social-emotional development is often where they are least prepared. This collection of seven commissioned papers summarizes an NBCDI study of the current state of research and programs addressing preschoolers? social-emotional development, looking at issues from a multicultural perspective. It identifies practical tools and strategies, as well as research, mental health screening, and community partnership models, that readers can use as resources for new research and program development. From the National Black Child Development Institute. Past Comprehensive Member Benefit.

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    By Alice Sterling Honig

    For healthy adjustment in childhood and later in life, infants and toddlers need secure attachments to the adults who care for them. Loving, responsive, and consistent care from primary caregivers is key to young children learning to form relationships. Alice Honig, with her vast experience and deep knowledge of research and theory, distills key points needed in understanding and building attachment. Vital information and sound advice for caregivers and parents too.

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  • Item #: 748
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    By Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

    Learn to guide, expand, and assess children’s block play with nationally field tested curriculum that meets national standards. Block play is an important part of exploring physical properties such as gravity and balance as well as theories of structure like tension and compression. Real-life examples bring to life this exciting realm of science learning. Part of the Young Scientist Series and copublished with Redleaf Press.

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