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Mathematics for Young Children
Jean Shaw


Early childhood educators are aware of the need to study, evaluate and upgrade the mathematics experiences they offer to three-to-six year old children. This book is designed to help educators bring the principles of mathematics into their early childhood curriculum in a developmentally appropriate way.

56 pp. (2005)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-32-1

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The Portfolio and Its Use: A Road Map for Assessment (Second Edition)
Sharon MacDonald


Used by classroom teachers and in university teacher preparation courses. Learn how to implement the portfolio method and develop an authentic assessment system for your program. Includes forms that may be duplicated and updated references. 

85 pp. (2005)
ISBN#978-0-942388-31-2

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Powerful, Positive and Practical Practices: Behavior Guidance Strategies
Jeanette C. Nunnelley


Child behavior in the early childhood program is a major concern for most professionals. This easy to read book provides a review of direct and indirect guidance techniques and helpful exercises designed to put these techniques into action. A wonderful resource for parents as well as seasoned teachers. 

30 pp (2002)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-27-5

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Behavior Guidance for Infant and Toddlers
Alice Honig


Get ideas and strategies for managing the infant/toddler classroom from a nationally known expert. Lots of “how-to’s” and practical strategies for the infant/toddler teacher.

63 pp. (2000)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-18-3

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Including and Supporting Preschool Children with Developmental Delays in Early Childhood Programs
Editors: William Brown and Maureen Conroy


An excellent information and research review book for educators who work with children, with and without developmental delays.

128 pp. (1997)
ISBN 978-0-942388-22-0


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Standards & Good Practice Can Work Together
Michele French


Accountability standards often pose a dilemma for professionals, particularly in early childhood programs. Learn about blending accountability standards and good early childhood practice in your classroom Includes sample activities and learning strategies for the K-3 teacher.

(2004)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-35-0


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Your Child’s Brain: Food for Thought
Clarissa Leister


This booklet makes an excellent addition to any parent resource and information library with its easy to understand review of brain research and child growth and development. Also appropriate for beginning staff.

28 pp. (1999)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-30-5


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Sharing Books Together: Promoting Emergent Literacy Through Reading Aloud and Home-School Partnerships
Kathleen A. Martin and L. Kay Emfinger


How can early childhood educators encourage families to read and enjoy books together?  Start a classroom lending library!  Boost children’s early literacy experiences with the practical ideas offered by two experienced educators.

94pp (2008)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-33-6


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Preventing Childhood Obesity: Helping Preschool Children Become Healthy and Fit
Dianne Lawler-Prince and Jim L. Stillwell


What can families and teachers do to guide young children to enjoy eating healthy foods and keeping physically fit?  This book offers exercises and integrated learning experiences to keep children moving.  Early Childhood professionals will enjoy the fun rhythmic activities, yummy recipes, tips for making small equipment, and many more resources.

72 pp (2008)
ISBN# 978-0-942388-34-3


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Activities that Build the Young Child's Brain - Newly Revised!
Suzanne Gellens, M.S.


This newly revised book includes the most current brain research and offers multiple suggestions on what environment and activities are optimal for a child’s brain to grow to its full potential. Adults need to provide a loving, stimulating, enriched environment every day. The book contains more than 550 ideas to help classroom teachers, family child care home providers, families, and any person caring for young children apply the current brain knowledge. Activities are included for children from infancy to age five. The easy to use format allows adults to choose one new idea or a group of related activities to enhance a child’s surroundings. The learning environments are representative of best practices in early care and education. GREAT for writing lesson plans! By using the different categories, an exciting and balanced curriculum plan can be enhanced.

118 pp (2007)

ISBN# 978-0-9707823-1-1

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SECA Literacy Kit - Stone Soup


SECA and August House Publishers have joined together to provide you with the best in children's literature and the "know-how" to effectively use children's storybooks in your program. This kit contains the storybook "Stone Soup" from August House and a teacher's guide from SECA with ideas on extending your reading time into other areas of the curriculum.
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SECA Literacy Kit - Sitting Down to Eat


SECA and August House Publishers have joined together to provide you with the best in children's literature and the "know-how" to effectively use children's storybooks in your program. This kit contains the storybook "Sitting Down to Eat" from August House and a teacher's guide from SECA with ideas on extending your reading time into other areas of the curriculum.
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