Benjamin Comes Back

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This chronicles young Benjamin’s first experience with childcare, and how he grows comfortable despite missing his mother. Colorful pictures, text in both Spanish and English.

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Featuring an age-based approach to link developmental milestones to positive learning experiences and filled with research-based information, this guide uses the science of early childhood to outline ways infant care teachers in both center-based and family child care programs can positively impact the learning and lives of the children and families they serve.

Caring for Young Children with Special Needs

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This easy-to-use guide gives you a quick overview on many topics related to working with young children with special needs. Learn about inclusion in early childhood programs and disability law, as well as typical vs. atypical development. The quick guide also covers several specific disabilities/special needs and provides definitions, common characteristics, and practical strategies for… More Caring for Young Children with Special Needs

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively (4th Edition)

Stressing that every child has some kind of special need, especially children with challenging behavior, this book contains numerous practical, indispensable tips for responding to those needs, building relationships with children and their families, and preventing challenging behavior. It provides teachers with background information that enables them to understand why children behave the way they… More Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively (4th Edition)

Designs for Living and Learning : Transforming Early Childhood Environments

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Give children wondrous places to learn and grow! Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman, Prescott, and Olds the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical, social, and emotional environments for children in child care. Full-color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate… More Designs for Living and Learning : Transforming Early Childhood Environments

Disease Handbook For Child Care Providers

This NH manual was prepared for child care providers and parents. The disease fact sheets, which comprise most of this document, are intended to familiarize people with specific infectious disease problems commonly encountered in child care.

Essential Touch: Meeting the Needs of Young Children

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From this book, practitioners will learn why touch is essential to young children’s development and how it can be incorporated safely into early childhood settings, from the infant program to the primary classroom.

Making Friends

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Making friends is one of the nicest experiences of growing up – but it’s not always the easiest. Fred Rogers of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shows that learning to play and share with others can often bring up questions and feelings that need to be talked about.

My Day, Your Day

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Some (young) people spend their days at day care. Some (slightly older) people spend their days at work. And despite the difference in their ages, what they do can be surprisingly similar.  Ages 4 and up.

Rosa Goes to Daycare

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Rosa is disgusted… her aunt has decided to send her to a doggie daycare center. There she faces an unknown routine – and all kinds of rules. But Rosa soon makes great friends and even finds adventure in the great outdoors. Ages 3-6.

Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

Children in child care centers often spend large chunks of time on activities without an obvious academic component, such as learning to dance to different tempos. Research shows, however, that these activities promote children’s social and emotional development. This book explains the research behind many common, wise early childhood practices, as well as the shortcomings… More Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

When Katie Was Our Teacher

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The kids miss having Katie as their teacher. When Katie was their teacher, she taught them how to use scissors, took them on long walks to find cows, and read them Green Eggs and Ham. But now that Katie has left for a new job, she no longer there to do the things they love. … More When Katie Was Our Teacher