This book is a good place to start for early childhood educators who are learning about inclusion. As children with special needs are joining typically developing children in mainstream child care settings, teachers and parents are learning the wonder of inclusion. This book teaches that inclusion need not be difficult- it can be easily achieved… More A Place for Me: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings
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.
This guide is designed to help care-givers, program directors, coordinators, administrators, trainers, licensors, families, and leaders in the field of early care and education recognize the special knowledge and skills needed to offer a nurturing group care environment to very young children. Contributors discuss meeting the needs of each individual child, recognizing early developmental stages,… More Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice
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
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)
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
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.
Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development—and for children in infant-toddler programs, teachers are a critical third partner in this relationship dance. That’s why child care administrators and educators need this warm and practical program guide. An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment and relationships… More Extending the Dance in Infant and Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment and Relationships
Learn how to create an early childhood environment that encourages children to interact with one another. Strategies identify children over the age of three, but can be used with younger children who are having difficulties getting involved with their peers. This book is also available in Spanish.
An overview of the most common behavioral disorders and learning challenges in children ages 2-5, with hundreds of easy to implement tips for managing behavior, from ADHD to bullying. Tips on helping children learn to regulate behavior, replace negative behaviors, handle emotions, and solve problems.
Children thrive when they are surrounded by a loving and supportive family and community, and particularly during stressful times, children need reassurance that, no matter what the circumstances, they will be loved, nurtured, and protected. The soothing refrain, “I’m here for you now” serves as a calming reminder of that promise. The book includes eight… More I’m Here for You Now
This video shows how physically or mentally challenged children can be successfully included in regular childcare programs. Geared towards childcare providers, this program provides strategies for dealing with staff concerns about children with special needs.
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.
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 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.
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
Reading aloud to young children is a critical aspect of their social, emotional, and intellectual development. When a teacher shares high-quality children’s literature, preschoolers are exposed to much more than simply an oral rendition of a storybook. By listening to the rich language of books, preschoolers learn that books have meaning and begin to discover… More Using Children’s Literature in Preschool to Develop Comprehension: Understanding and Enjoying Books
With the help of Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff extends a hand to parents and children as they tackle life’s first experiences together. Whether you’re heading out for a night of romance, an afternoon of recreation, or a day of work, there will be plenty of times when you’ll need to… More What To Expect When The Babysitter Comes
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
An adult’s most powerful disciplinary tool is a caring relationship with children. This book provides a rationale to explain behavioral interventions and argues why some methods (such as punishment) should not be used. It provides a series of practical strategies for dealing with children’s disruptive behavior that are consistent with the principles of high quality… More Young Children’s Behavior: Practical Approaches for Caregivers and Teachers (3rd Edition)