From Handprints To Hypotheses

Author: Todd Wanerman
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541230
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Build the foundation for a lifetime of inquiry and learning with projects for toddlers and twos.

Including One Including All

Author: Todd Wanerman
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 160554180X
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Inclusive early childhood settings benefit all children, whether or not they have identified special needs. Including One, Including All provides theoretical, conceptual, and practical information on relationship-based, inclusive practices for early childhood classrooms, an approach that strengthens every child and supports the child’s behavioral, emotional, social, and learning challenges. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their successful work using this model, Including One, Including All includes blueprints for organizing this important work with children and their families and addresses the challenges and rewards of inclusion in early childhood classrooms, and chronicles the experiences of two children with special needs in early childhood settings.

Dual Language Learners

Author: Angèle Sancho Passe
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542024
Size: 43.99 MB
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Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this resource helps early childhood educators support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success. Angèle Sancho Passe, an early childhood education consultant and writer, is trilingual and has worked with many programs serving dual-language learners. She is the author of Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten?

Project Zero Frameworks For Early Childhood Education Project Spectrum Early Learning Activities

Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807737675
Size: 75.51 MB
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The groundbreaking work of Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner on multiple intelligences and Tufts University psychologist David Henry Feldman on nonuniversal development is fast becoming the standard by which children's intelligence and cognitive development is understood. In this landmark three-volume set, Mara Krechevsky and her colleagues at Project Zero make these insights available for both teachers and scholars alike. This curriculum resource provides enriching activities in a wide variety of disciplines, including mechanics and construction, movement, and music.

Infant Toddler Social Studies

Author: Carla B. Goble
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781605545608
Size: 75.99 MB
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Advance a child's sense of self, cultural identity, social relationships, and connectedness to community through developmentally appropriate activities

Teaching And Learning With Infants And Toddlers

Author: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773522
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This groundbreaking book explores infants’ amazing capacity to learn and presents a reflective approach to teaching inspired by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Each chapter draws from research and real-life infant care settings to illustrate how infants are robust investigators, intent on making sense of the world around them. Pre- and inservice professionals working with infants and their families will find in this book valuable insights into how to design an infant care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with families. The book provides easy-to-understand answers to questions that include: What do I need to know about how the brain develops during infancy? What does teaching look like with children under age 3? How do babies figure out the complex code of language, including the acquisition of multiple languages? Does a baby’s experience have anything to do with later success in school and in life? What kinds of play materials support infants’ learning? What kinds of policies and practices lead to successful group-care programs for infants? User-friendly features of this book include vignettes, photographs of infant classrooms, diagrams and instructive charts, research highlights, and questions for reflection. “From its clear explanation of the developing brain of a baby to its enlightened presentation on the art of reflective childcare, I see how many times I will use this work as a resource. . . . Building on key research from infant development, psychology, and neuroscience, Maguire-Fong invites reflection on what it means to teach and to learn when working with infants and toddlers.” —From the Foreword by J. Ronald Lally, codirector of the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd, and author of For Our Babies “Mary Jane Maguire-Fong explores deeply the connections between state-of-the-art science on young children's development, public policies affecting families, and best practice in the care and education of very young children. [This] is filled with so many great ideas, evocative illustrations, and practical considerations—all knit together in an almost lyrical narrative style. A wonderful, necessary read for anyone interested in supporting our youngest children.” —Ross A. Thompson, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis “Here is everything you ever wanted to know about very young children as ‘born researchers’—how they engage with the world so new to them and invite us to play with them in shared meaning-making. This book explores every aspect of early development and invites us to learn with the children, as we order time, space, and stuff to respond to their curiosity.” —Elizabeth Jones, faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks College

Becoming Young Thinkers

Author: Judy Harris Helm
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773352
Size: 78.34 MB
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Continuing the exploration of project work in the author’s bestselling book, Young Investigators, Second Edition, this book is designed for preschool through primary grade teachers who know how to do project work but are ready to move to the next level. Focusing on how children become young thinkers, the book begins with mind, brain, and education science and instructional guidelines for all learning experiences, and then connects these to the rich foundation of the project approach. Helm provides specific strategies for deepening project work, including how to select meaningful topics, plan for projects, integrate standards (including the Common Core), support children's questioning, create provocations to promote engagement, and help children represent their ideas. This practical resource will extend practitioners’ knowledge about project-based learning so they can move beyond the basics to create project work that is more engaging, meaningful, and productive. Book Features: Vivid examples of deep project work from real classrooms (pre–K through 2nd grade). An analysis worksheet for applications of Dewey's vision of child-centered learning. Charts for integrating CCSS for English Language Arts and Mathematics in kindergarten projects. A teacher reflection form for evaluating the depth of project work. “Throughout the book, examples and suggestions make clear the important distinctions between the deep investigations involved in project work versus the fairly common superficial theme activities too often seen in preschool and elementary school classes.” —From the Foreword by Lilian G. Katz, past president, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and professor emerita at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

Engaging Children With Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514839
Size: 36.77 MB
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.

When Green Becomes Tomatoes

Author: Julie Fogliano
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 162672704X
Size: 11.33 MB
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december 29 and i woke to a morning that was quiet and white the first snow (just like magic) came on tip toes overnight Flowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain. Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again. In Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.

Activities For Responsive Caregiving

Author: Jean Barbre
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542628
Size: 74.96 MB
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The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. This book provides more than eighty activities and experiences to optimize very young children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development, as well as strategies that support responsive caregiving. Jean Barbre, EdD, has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a preschool director, teacher, therapist, college instructor, national and international presenter, and guest presenter on public television.