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Develop a curriculum inspired by children's emerging interests. Create an environment where children learn through play, inquiry, and exploration. This book explores the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices can improve the educational culture of early childhood programs. The updated edition includes new information on exploration of inquiry-based practice; reexamination of circle time and scripts for routines; expansion of invitations, including invitations for children…

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Early childhood directors manage through relationships. What You Need to Lead an Early Childhood Program guides a director through the steps to build respectful, dynamic, and welcoming relationships with families and staff. This important book covers all traditional early childhood administration topics, from financial management to marketing and development, while also recognizing and exploring the human side of management and the critical role of emotional intelligence in effective…

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This book presents the most recent theory, research, and practice on service learning as it relates to early childhood education. It describes several service learning programs, many of which were developed to better prepare pre-service teachers for the challenges they face in today’s early childhood classrooms, including class size, ever-changing technology, diversity, high-stakes testing, parental involvement (or the lack thereof), and shrinking budgets. The book shares stories of positive…

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Discover the key to better management of children’s challenging behaviors! This book provides educators of children ages 2 to 5 with strategies, tips, and techniques for managing various behavioral challenges and learning disabilities. Packed with hundreds of easy-to-implement ideas, this user-friendly resource provides a comprehensive overview of disorders from ADHD to Tourette’s syndrome and offers guidelines for meeting students’ needs within an inclusive environment. The author…

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Winner of the 2015 Brain Child Award from Tillywig & Toy Media Awards Use loose parts to spark children's creativity and innovationLoose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Alluring and captivating, they capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning.The hundreds of inspiring photographs showcase an array of loose parts in real early childhood…

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All children require nurturing and stimulating learning environments, but typical early childhood classrooms should be modified for children with special needs. The Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom is written to help teachers look at classroom design in a new way and suggests different ways of approaching activities to help children with special needs become successful. By modifying the classroom and activities, all children will be actively engaged. Each chapter focuses on either a…

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