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A to Z Ready for K: a Complete 35-Week Preschool Curriculum. Susan Ehrhardt, $59.95

Prepare children for kindergarten with this easy-to-implement preschool curriculum. Each chapter includes ideas for dramatic play, activities/songs/poems, books to read aloud, plans for circle time, table work, and free choice play. Weekly topics are linked to early childhood standards and include:

  • ideas for classroom setup
  • a daily schedule
  • weekly learning objectives
  • 159 reproducible materials

About Canada: CHILDCARE. Martha Friendly & Susan Prentice, $17.95

In Canada, early childhood education and care includes childcare programs, kindergartens and nursery schools. When these programs are well-designed, they support children’s development and accommodate parents who work or study. About Canada: Childcare answers questions about early childhood education and childcare (ECEC) in Canada:

  • Why is ECEC so important?
  • What is missing in Canada’s ECEC landscape and why?
  • Can ECEC programs be designed as wonderful environments for young children or are they merely necessary but not particularly desirable places to keep children safe while mothers are at work?
  • Is ECEC primarily a public good, a private family responsibility or an opportunity for profit-making?

Early childhood education and childcare is a political issue, the authors argue, and Canada needs an integrated system of services.


Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education. Maarit Alasuutari, Ann-Marie Markström & Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth, $70.95

Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents.

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Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals. Gigi Schweikert, $19.95

Are you aspiring to become a supervisor in an early childhood program? Or, have you been in a leadership role for years? Whatever your experience level, this book provides insight, guidance, and exercises to enhance your leadership skills. Being a Supervisor focuses on eight concepts that will help you transition from leading children to leading adults. You will:

  • Recognize and feel comfortable in your role as a supervisor
  • Help adults succeed by expressing clear and reasonable expectations
  • Create a culture that encourages input and allows for mistakes
  • Motivate your team through delegation
  • Communicate honestly and share feedback consistently
  • Follow through on all tasks
  • Stay connected by knowing and encouraging each employee
  • Set a positive tone and be approachable to all staff

Best Practice in the Early Years. Alistair Bryce-Clegg, $38.95

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas and practical approaches to use as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an engaging environment matched to children's interests and how to encourage and develop outdoor learning. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help on creating the best environment for all young learners. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.


Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals. Sharon Bergen, $39.95

Your work as a trainer has a lasting impact on your staff and the young children you all care for. Use the information, tools, and examples in Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals to plan and execute training programs that are effective for your environment and your caregivers. You will find guidance on how to establish a framework for organizing your thinking about training using practices that are developmentally appropriate for adults, design and implement successful programs, and help your staff be the best professionals they can be.

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Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care: Languages of Evaluation. Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss & Alan Pence, $75.50

Taking a broad approach, Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care relates issues of early childhood to the sociology of childhood, philosophy, ethics, political science and other fields and to an analysis of the world we live in today. It places these issues in a global context and draws on work from Canada, Sweden and Italy, including the world famous nurseries in Reggio Emilia. Working with postmodern ideas, this book questions the search to define and measure quality in the early childhood field and its tendency to reduce philosophical issues of value to purely technical and managerial issues of expert knowledge and measurement.


Bringing the Montessori Approach to Your Early Years Practice, 3rd Edition. Barbara Isaacs, $32.50

Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented.


Caring for School-Age Children, 6th Edition. Phyllis Click & Jennifer Parker, $112.95

Current research has established the importance of quality after-school programs due to their tremendous impact on children’s academic achievement, overall happiness, and self-esteem. To address this reality, Caring for School-Age Children presents the latest research and information on school-age child care, and offers numerous practical applications and activities that can be put to use immediately in a child care setting.


Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s Environments That Work. Jim Greenman, $56.95

A resource for directors, trainers and professors, students, early childhood design professionals and ECE workers, Caring Spaces, Learning Places is an exciting look at the physical and emotional geography of childhood. The book demonstrates how space, time, objects, culture and behavior can be used to create childcare centres that offer rich learning opportunities. Environmental science and child development come together in this revised edition of a classic work.

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Child Care in Action, Preschool CD-ROM. Sara McCormick Hoffman, $101.95

This series of three CDs is ideal for parents, students in education, social sciences, and medicine, as well as day care center and in-home child care providers, child care associations and referral agencies. The Child Care in Action Series is a practical reference on the care of infants and toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Each CD offers narratives, video demonstrations of key child care skills, and interactive tests.


Designs for Living and Learning, 2nd Edition: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, 2nd Edition. Margie Carter, Deb Curtis, $59.95

You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow.

Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and non-traditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment. 


Developing Quality Care for Young Children: How to Turn Early Care Settings into Magical Places. Nettie Becker & Paul Becker, $39.50

By examining high-quality early care within a real-life setting, this resource illustrates how to build a successful program, handle the inevitable challenges, and achieve and sustain positive results. Using their experience in child development and child therapy, the authors demonstrate how to:

  • Create environments that foster healthy relationships for children and adults
  • Build on children's sense of wonder and joy for learning in preparation for later academic experiences
  • Use families' ethnic and cultural diversity as a teaching tool
  • Maintain professional standards for administration and staff

Developing Quality Care for Young Children is invaluable not only for early childhood educators, administrators and trainers, but also for anyone striving to make a difference in the lives of our youngest learners.

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Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Children to a Higher Level. Gaye Gronlund, $45.50

Developmentally appropriate play is complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging for children. It requires facilitation and guidance, thoughtful planning, and attention to the environment and materials. This practical resource includes information to help you identify and plan purposeful play; guide children to make choices; enhance play, and add representation to further enrich play.


Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 4th Edition. Carol Gestwicki, $166.95

This thoughtful and comprehensive text discusses the theoretical foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practice as well as the practical implications for your work as a teacher or caregiver. The book includes the latest theory and research, case studies and practical tips and strategies — including information on how child rearing and caregiving practices vary across cultures and ethnicities.


Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and School-age Care Settings. Charlotte Hendricks & Michele Pettibone, $19.95 (Age focus: 0-12)

Let's hope that you'll never have to face a natural or manmade disaster at your setting, but if it should happen, you need to have a plan and be prepared to carry it out. Nothing is more important than the safety of children. That's why this Quick Guide is an important addition to your professional library. Use it to create a personalized plan for each of the disaster scenarios covered in the book-evacuation, bomb threat, need to take shelter, lockdown, extended shelter, transportation emergencies, and an active shooter. This up-to-date information has been checked for accuracy by an authority on disaster planning and preparedness. Don't be caught off guard, use this book to help you be prepared for the unexpected.

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale 3rd Edition (ECERS-3). Thelma Harms, Richard Clifford, Debby Cryer, $33.95

ECERS-3 focuses on the full range of needs of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. This widely used, comprehensive assessment tool measures both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental needs of young children, including:

  • Cognitive
  • Social-emotional
  • Physical
  • Health and safety

ECERS-3 also includes additional Items assessing developmentally appropriate literacy and math activities.

Designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 3 through 5 years of age, and for use in inclusive and culturally diverse programs, ECERS-3 subscales evaluate:

  • Space and Furnishings
  • Personal Care Routines
  • Language and Literacy
  • Learning Activities
  • Interaction
  • Program Structure

Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an Outside Learning Environment. Prue Walsh, $65.70

The outdoor play environment has an integral role to play in a child’s learning across the pivotal early childhood years. An outside space that is well designed allows for enriching, stimulating and challenging play experiences that meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. Early Childhood Playgrounds provides a step-by-step guide to planning, designing and creating an outdoor learning environment for young children. Written by an experienced practitioner that has consulted on over 2000 early childhood settings and schools internationally, this book considers all aspects of the outdoor learning environment and provides practical support on:

  • planning procedures and ideas for designs
  • a wide variety of play within a playground through the inclusion of quiet, open and active play areas
  • stimulating and challenging play
  • a natural environment that will provide interest and sustainability
  • spaces for toddlers and babies
  • playground needs for children with additional needs

This book will be fascinating reading for those studying early childhood and practitioners looking into the ways and means of setting up, improving or expanding their outdoor play facilities. It is also geared towards other disciplines, making it an essential guide for architects and planning professionals wanting to gain a greater understanding of play and the vital role it takes in meeting children’s needs and development.

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Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide. Sharon Bergen, $26.95

Orientation to a new position, classroom, or an entirely new program is an opportunity to start off on the right foot. Working with children is fun, but also complex and requires knowledge of health and safety practices, child development, guidance strategies, and much more. This guide will serve as a long-term resource for employees as they grow in the profession. Reflecting research and best practices, this workbook is full of tools to help employees learn the ins and outs of their new role and the practices and policies unique to the program. Includes a certificate of completion.


Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide: Facilitator's Manual. Sharon Bergen, $55.50

Valuable tools and tips for the professional welcoming new employees to their organization. The Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide Facilitator's Manual provides support for the professional mentoring new employees. This comprehensive resource includes the vital topics for orientation to an early childhood program, tips to maximize mentoring skills, and frequently asked questions about the orientation process. A good orientation program leads to better staff retention so use this book to ensure you make the most of each new employee's potential.


The Early Sprouts Cookbook. Karrie Kalich, Lynn Arnold & Carole Russell, $28.95

These delicious recipes incorporate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and other nutrient-rich ingredients into preschoolers meals perfect for a child-friendly environment.

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The Early Years Matter: Education, Care, and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8. Marilou Hyson & Heather Biggar Tomlinson, $34.50

This accessible and engaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance of the early years in children’s well-being and success. It summarizes the research on the value of high-quality services for young children, families, and society, showing why early education matters both today and into the future. Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children’s strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care and education. Suggestions for further reading and concluding questions for reflection, dialogue, and action make The Early Years Matter a perfect resource for courses and professional development.


Early Years Pioneers in Context: Their Lives, Lasting Influence and Impact on Practice Today. Pam Jarvis, Louise Swiniarski & Wendy Holland, $62.95

This accessible text provides an international study of critical educational leaders who established the foundation for Early Childhood Education across continents in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It places each pioneer within the time and culture in which they lived to help the reader understand how theories and knowledge about early years education and care have evolved over time. Early Years Pioneers in Context traces key themes such as play, child-initiated learning, working with parents, scaffolding children’s learning and the environment, enabling students to reflect on the differences and similarities between the pioneers and understand their contribution to practice today. Pioneers covered include Frederick Froebel, Elizabeth Peabody, Susan Blow, Rudolf Steiner, Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori, Susan Isaacs and Loris Malaguzzi.

Featuring student integration tasks to help the reader link key ideas to their own practice, this will be essential reading for early years students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

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Empowering Children: Play-Based Curriculum for Lifelong Learning, 5th Canadian Edition. Dale Shipley, $123.95

Empowering Children covers developmentally appropriate curriculum in all developmental domains — physical, cognitive, affective — for children from ages two to six years. Designed to help students and practitioners formulate an approach to developmental curriculum planning and implementation, this text uses play-based methods as the medium for learning.


Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom. R.A. McWilliam & Amy Casey, $51.50

This extremely practical, accessible book offers a strong, evidence-based approach to promoting engagement in preschoolers. Readers will find detailed, concrete strategies to help them make the most of natural learning opportunities and encourage developmental goals. This much-needed book has a highly structured format that teachers can easily follow to create an optimal learning environment and foster goal-oriented behavior in any preschool classroom—with or without children with special needs. Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom gives early childhood educators the tools and know-how for successfully launching lifelong learners.


Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool: Getting to Know the High/Scope Curriculum. Ann Epstein, $39.95

This user-friendly guide presents a comprehensive introduction to the High/Scope Preschool Curriculum, covering theory, teaching practices, curriculum content, assessment, and training. This practical guide to implementing High/Scope's active learning approach has an appealing format that includes examples, checklists, and hands-on exercises.”

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Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator, 2nd Edition. Stephanie Feeney & Nancy Freeman, $29.99

Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator informs and guides those who work with children and families through the tough decisions they confront in their work. With well-chosen questions and examples that clarify key points about ethical conduct, the text informs decision-making while stimulating reflection on the critical issues facing early childhood educators.


Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Teachers. Angèle Sancho Passe, $33.50

There's a lot of conversation in the early childhood community on evaluating teachers to improve their performance. Raising the quality of early care and education is a priority for policymakers and practitioners on local, state, and federal levels. As a result, much attention is being focused on early childhood educators to ensure that they do a good — and better — job teaching young children.

This book provides accessible information, guidance, techniques, and tools to aid you — whether you are a director, coach, principal, or hold another leadership role — as you evaluate and support teachers in a way that encourages and enables them to do their best work with children. 


The Everything Book for Child Care & Preschool. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Melissa Fisch, $19.50

Over 100 time saving forms including reproducible checklists, documentation and assessment forms, newsletters, planners, schedules and decorative borders.

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50 Fantastic Ideas for Involving Parents. Marianne Sargent, $19.99

This book is a treasure trove of practical ideas to help practitioners involve parents from the very start, ensuring that both they and their children are able to make the most of the all important early years.


Finding Your Smile Again: a Child Care Professional's Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout. Jeff Johnson, $17.50

Finding Your Smile Again provides dozens of proven techniques for coping with stressful situations and diagnosing and preventing burnout. A family childcare provider and former child care center director, Jeff Johnson specifically addresses the stressors and challenges common among child care professionals. You'll find guidance in discovering your true purpose — whether it's in the child care field or beyond.


From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program, 2nd Edition. Janis Keyser, $41.50

Build collaborative partnerships with families to help everyone thrive. This book explores the reasons and methods for developing cooperative partnerships, along with tools and strategies to help build the support network for family-centered care. This new edition includes information on how to:

  • Use technology to increase the effectiveness of communication with families
  • Create a more inclusive program
  • Deepen family partnerships with inspiration from Reggio-Emilia
  • Use strategies for successful parent conversations

This book offers a theoretical background on why it is important to talk with families and how to efficiently and effectively communicate observations and reflections. It also includes a new chapter on Reggio-inspired care. Overcome common challenges and create more avenues to include families in your program.

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Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces that WOW! Linda Armstrong & Christine Schmidt, $62.50

Create high quality, engaging environments for school-age children to meet their developmental needs and support their learning. Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces that WOW outlines the many aspects — physical, temporal, and interactive environments — to consider as you manage programs for children that are safe, nurturing, exciting, and welcoming. Ideas, strategies, and realistic approaches that work within your afterschool program's constraints and unique needs are included.


The Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children, Revised Edition. Mary Rivkin, Deborah Schein, $26.95

New delights and opportunities for learning await each time children venture outdoors. This updated and expanded edition of The Great Outdoors will inspire teachers to make it possible for children to spend more time outdoors, have safe environments, and be free to learn through exploration.

Each chapter ends with action items to improve children’s access to safe, clean, and interesting places in your community and is packed with resource ideas for further exploration. The Great Outdoors will enable you take up the challenge to advocate for enticing outdoor spaces for children.


Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: the Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs. Sharon Bergen & Rachel Robertson, $35.95

Early childhood is a critical time in human development. Understanding and supporting children's wellness early on can make the greatest impact on physical, social and emotional, and cognitive health throughout childhood and adulthood. HEALTHY CHILDREN, HEALTHY LIVES provides a comprehensive collection of checklists and research-based information to help you evaluate and improve wellness in your program, making it a safe, happy place for each person—child and adult—who passes through the doors. The completed checklists can be used to create an action plan to improve your program's approach to wellness. The checklists cover six areas of wellness:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating habits
  • Physical activity and fitness
  • Emotional health and resilience
  • Physical health
  • Safety and risk management
  • Leadership

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Hip On Health: Health Information for Caregivers and Families. Charlotte Hendricks, $29.95

This collection of displayable mini-posters and reproducible one-page information sheets provide accurate content on more than 140 key health, safety, and well-being topics. These tools will increase parent and caregiver knowledge, enhance communication with families, and serve as educational tools for the educators and caregivers you work with. The field-tested and medically reviewed materials can be used in a variety of ways:

  • Post on bulletin boards or display in common areas
  • Distribute to families as needed
  • Hand out at training events or family meetings
  • Display in staff lounge as reminders and refreshers
  • Incorporate in classrooms to encourage discussions about health with children
  • Include as inserts in newsletters
  • Each sheet includes a space where you can add your program's logo

Individualized Child-Focused Curriculum: a Differentiated Approach. Gaye Gronlund, $55.50 (ages 2-6)

How do you focus on each individual child in a full classroom? Learn to integrate individualized curriculum into daily practice with this step-by-step guide. Even good observers and documenters do not always use these insights to inform their curriculum planning. Using Developmental Studies, a new tool created and successfully field-tested by the author, implement a truly child-focused and individualizing curriculum, meet children at their developmental level and ultimately making teaching easier and more rewarding.


Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning, 2nd Edition: a Relationship-Based Approach. Donna Wittmer & Sandy Petersen, $97.95

This comprehensive text for infant and toddler early childhood education development (from pre-birth through age 36 months,) curriculum, and program planning.  Taking an applied approach and emphasizing relationship-based care, the authors investigate why, according to the science of child development, certain practices support or hinder an infant’s or toddler’s development and how to provide responsive high-quality care 

Integrating theory, research, and practice in one comprehensive and accessible volume, this book incorporates all the themes crucial to providing quality education and care to the youngest members of our society.

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Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale 3rd Edition (ITERS-3). Thelma Harms, Debbie Cryer, Noreen Yazejian & Richard Clifford, $33.95

ITERS-3 is the next-generation assessment tool for use in center-based child care programs for infants and toddlers up to 36 months of age. ITERS-3 focuses on the full range of needs of infants and toddlers and provides a framework for improving program quality. Further, the scale assesses both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental milestones of infants and toddlers, including: language, cognitive, social-emotional and physical development, as well as concern for health and safety. Suitable for use in inclusive and culturally diverse programs.

While the approach to assessing quality and the scoring process remain the same for the new ITERS-3, users will find the following improvements informed by extensive use of the ITERS in the field and by the most recent research:

  • Enhanced focus on interactions and the role of the teacher
  • Six new language and literacy Items
  • A new Item on beginning math experiences
  • Expanded age range to include children from birth to 36 months
  • A new approach to scoring based solely on observation of ongoing classroom activity (3-hour time sample)
  • The elimination of the parents/staff subscale and teacher interviews, freeing up time for observing more actual classroom practice
  • Improved indicator scaling, providing more precise and useful scores for use in professional development and self-improvement
  • Reduced emphasis on the number of materials, along with greater emphasis on how materials are used to encourage learning

KIDEX for Threes: Practicing Competent Child Care. Adrienne Boyd, $23.95

KIDEX for Threes: Practicing Competent Child Care promotes excellent communication and consistency for three-year-old children and aids in keeping detailed descriptions of each child’s personal profile as well as a schedule for each individual room in a group child care setting. Suggestions for best practice care are integrated throughout the resource coupled with information to acquaint you with typical and atypical three-year-old behavior.

Also available: KIDEX for Infants, Ones, Twos, and Fours. $23.95 each. CD-Rom included with each volume.

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Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: a Guide for Change. Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan & John Nimmo, $34.50

With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, the book explains the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors’ extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings. 

Book Features:

  • The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation
  • Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach
  • Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader’s ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children
  • Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments

Learning from the Bumps in the Road: Insights from Early Childhood Leaders. Holly Elissa Bruno, Janet Gonzalez-Mena, Luis Antonio Hernandez & Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, $38.95

Four dynamic leaders in early childhood share their insights and advice on a dozen professional development topics. Learning from the Bumps in the Road is a unique compilation of conversational essays that will prompt you to reflect on and strengthen your skills and abilities as you work with children, families, and colleagues. Topics include social-emotional competence, building relationships that support children, diversity and multicultural readiness, overcoming self-doubt, intentionality, power imbalances, technology, and curriculum and assessment.

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Learning from the Past: Historical Voices in Early Childhood Education. Jennifer Wolfe, $46.95

Imagine yourself at a conference where the presenter’s list is a ‘who’s who’ of the most influential thinkers in the field of early education. Imagine an opportunity to listen to their discussions on how to nurture and develop children’s natural curiosity and inclination to discover.

From ancient Greece to modern times, from Plato to Rousseau, from Montessori to Dewey and beyond, Learning from the Past: Historical Voices in Early Childhood Education gives the reader a front row seat at a historical discussion that has been going on for centuries.


LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education. Deborah Price & Kath Taylor, $50.30

Children and families come in all shapes and sizes, as do members of staff. LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education will support practitioners in thinking about LGBT issues in relation to their early years practice. It examines the history of equalities legislation and the diversity of families with LGBT members alongside pragmatic advice to ensure that all children, families and staff feel welcomed and celebrated in the early years setting. This book offers realistic advice and practical guidance, which results from years of first-hand experience in the early years sector.

Including case studies, reading lists and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care.


Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector: an Activity-Based Book, 2nd Edition. Chris Ashman & Sue Stoodley, $51.50

As the role of a manager in Early Years becomes ever more complex and demanding, leaders must try to adapt and respond to the different pressures that constantly bombard them. Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector helps managers and aspiring managers to explore a range of ideas and approaches to aid continued development in management skills and leadership and combat those pressures. Combining clear explanations of management and leadership theories with practical guidance on every aspect of managing people from support and appraisal to safer recruitment and induction, the book features:

  • Scenarios for reflective practice
  • Activities to stimulate thinking and help you apply the ideas to your own experience
  • Figures and diagrams to exemplify key points
  • ‘Management Health Warnings’ to highlight key messages

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Medical Emergencies in Early Childhood and School-Age Settings, Revised Edition. Redleaf Press, $24.95 (ages birth to 8)

Prevention is the first and best form of treatment, but injury or illness can still happen. Medical Emergencies in Early Childhood Settings is an easy-to-use and accurate tool to help professionals in early childhood settings quickly address these serious situations. This Redleaf Quick Guide is an up-to-date medical resource where you will find:

  • Advice on when you should call for paramedics
  • Concise and easy-to-access lists of what to do and what not to do when faced with a child's injury or illness
  • Standard precautions to reduce the spread of infection and germs
  • Prevention tips to use in your child care environment
  • Information on preparing for emergencies, including recommendations for training and assembling an appropriate first aid kit
  • Resources for further reading on medical topics
  • Designed to quickly find what you need and spiral bound to stay open in an emergency situation
  • Reviewed by medical experts for accuracy and ease of use

Men Who Teach Young Children: an International Perspective. David Brody, $50.50

This book fills a research gap, presenting the biographies of six talented men from Britain, Norway, Holland, Switzerland, Israel and the United States who have all been working with the youngest children for many years. A cultural lens is used to understand their motivation and reveal the difficulties they faced in choosing the profession, getting trained, working with young children and their parents, and opting to remain in the field. Their personal narratives will inspire other men to consider the profession and will shed light on society's influence on cross gendered career pathways. The scholarly analysis of the case studies aims to help early childhood teacher educators to recognize and take account of what male degree candidates in their programs uniquely have to offer. 

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Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies and Tools, Preschool to 2nd Grade. Marian Souto-Manning, $29.50

This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multi-culturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity. This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space.


Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: the Handbook for Outdoor Learning. David Sobel, $55.50

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens is the latest from environmental education expert David Sobel. Joined by a variety of colleagues to share their experiences and steps for creating a successful forest kindergarten program, Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens walks you through the European roots of the concept to the recent resurgence of these kinds of programs in North America. 

Going well beyond a history lesson, these experts provide the framework to understand the concepts and build a learning community that stimulates curiosity and inquisitiveness in a natural environment. This helpful guide provides the curriculum ideas and guidance needed to foster special gifts in children. It also gives you the nuts and bolts of running a successful nature preschool business: 

  • Potential obstacles and concerns
  • Staff and curriculum design
  • Best practices for success
  • Site and facility assessment
  • Business planning and how to successfully market your program

Nurturing Creativity: an Essential Mindset for Young Children's Learning. Rebecca Isbell & Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa, $42.95

Young children have great capacity for creativity that thrives when it is nurtured. Early childhood teachers have the opportunity to inspire children’s innovative thinking and doing by:

  • Including creative opportunities across all domains of learning
  • Designing a beautiful space that encourages children’s experimentation and play
  • Extending children’s learning and challenging their thinking
  • Documenting children’s thought processes and displaying their work
  • Involving families and the community in children’s creative endeavors
  • Reflecting on your beliefs and practices about creativity and nurturing your own creativity

Learn how to support children as they problem-solve, explore and share new ideas, and collaborate with others, and watch their confidence and capabilities grow.

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Nurturing Young Children’s Disposition to Learn. Sara Wilford, $32.50

When a young child’s learning styles are recognized and nurtured, their social, emotional and cognitive development thrives. Find out how brain research, social issues, and individual dispositions impact children’s learning. Nurturing Young Children’s Disposition to Learn will help you gain perspective on the practices used in your school and how observation and communication skills are essential in building children’s unique strengths.


Parent Engagement in Early Learning: Strategies for Working with Families. Julie Powers, $41.50

We know parent engagement is important for a child's success, but how do you turn parent-provider relationships into partnerships? Parent Engagement in Early Learning will help you:

  • Improve parent-teacher communication
  • Better understand a parent's perspective
  • Discuss child development with families
  • Develop and uphold policies
  • Involve your director or leader to work well with families

This user-friendly guide is perfect for both beginning and seasoned professionals that are interested in working with — not just for — parents.


Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood: Sharing Children's Learning and Teachers' Thinking. Susan Stacey, $46.50

North American educators were first introduced to the idea of pedagogical documentation through work of the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Canadian and U.S. educators have responded with an eager desire to try the process within their own practices. Nevertheless, producing documentation that is thoughtful, meaningful, and aesthetically pleasing is a challenge. Pedagogical Documentation — filled with examples from the author as well as new and seasoned educators from across North America — will guide you through the process. Pedagogical documentation is an examination of the learning taking place in children and supports reflective practice and decision-making in teachers. Pedagogical documentation is a powerful tool for communicating a child's learning to families.


Pedagogy and Space: Design Inspirations for Early Childhood Classrooms. Linda Zane, $33.50

The intersection of design and learning is a new and burgeoning area of interest in all levels of education. This book combines architectural design information with early childhood theory to enhance children's learning and educators' experience within the space. Filled with colorful, inspiring photographs of intentionally designed spaces, you will get many ideas that can be applied to your own classroom — without needing to start from scratch or spend a lot of money. This new resource provides an overview of important design patterns in early childhood environments, that can be used to guide changes in your space that will immediately benefit your interactions with children and improve the quality of your time together.

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People Under Three: Play, Work, and Learning in a Childcare Setting, 3rd Edition. Sonia Jackson & Ruth Forbes, $60.50

Services for young children have gone through a period of rapid transformation in recent years, which have been paralleled by great advances in our knowledge of early child development. However, care and education in the first three years of life continues to be a neglected area. Thoroughly updated to take account of key policy and practice changes in childcare provision, this landmark text translates child development theory and research into everyday practice. All the practical ideas in the book have been developed and tested in nurseries, family and children’s centres and include the importance of providing opportunities for adventurous and exploratory play for babies and toddlers, understanding and responding to children's emotional needs and offering personalized and sensitive care. The book also explores different ways of working with parents and the role of early years settings and practitioners in helping to keep children safe. It includes chapters on:

  • Childcare policy and services
  • Planning spaces for living, learning and playing
  • Babies in day care
  • Heuristic play with objects
  • Mealtimes
  • Learning out of doors
  • Leading and managing a childcare centre
  • Involving and working with parents
  • Safeguarding children

Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten. Gaye Gronlund, $40.95

Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten provides tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help you create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in your classroom. 


Planning for Schematic Learning in the Early Years: a Practical Guide. Karen Constable, $53.95

All children are different, they look different, sound different, behave in different ways and crucially they learn differently. It is a constant challenge in Early Years settings to provide opportunities that are relevant and valuable for all the children. Being able to recognize and identify schemas in young children enables practitioners to plan a play-based curriculum that allows for individualized learning based around each child’s interests that will support the next steps of their development. Drawing on current research, the book clearly explains what schemas are and how they can be identified in children. Looking at how settings can plan to incorporate schemas into their schemes and topics and providing real life examples of schematic learning in practice, features include:

  • Examples of schemas alongside descriptions of common behaviour patterns
  • chapter on using schemas to support children with additional needs
  • Photocopiable key checklists to help identify different schemas
  • Guidance on developing schemas to support children in their next steps

Including case studies and photographs to illustrate practice, this highly practical book aims to inspire practitioners, teachers and students to be creative in the way they work with children and ensure the best for those in their care.

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The Pre-K Debates: Current Controversies & Issues. Edward Zigler, Walter Gilliam & Steven Barnett, $37.95

Edited by a founder of Head Start and two other highly respected experts, this forward-thinking book gathers a who's who of more than 40 leading thinkers in early childhood education for a rigorous examination of the most-debated pre-K issues. In a clear and compelling point–counterpoint format, this book gives current and future decision-makers multifaceted perspectives on critical questions.


Preschool Health and Safety Matters. Edited by Jody Martin, $17.50

Early childhood educators are responsible for the health and safety of the children they care for. From preventing harm from known safety risks to promoting children's medical, nutritional, oral, and mental health, educators and program directors act as children's daily protection and support. This easy-to-use manual provides educators with the information they need to ensure that the children in their care are safe, while they learn the best practices to stay healthy for life. With suggestions, ideas, activities, and ways to involve families at home, Preschool Health and Safety Matters covers topics such as hygiene, injury prevention, mental health, diversity, nutrition, and safety.


Promoting Emotional Wellbeing In Early Years Staff: a Practical Guide for Looking After Yourself and Your Colleagues. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, $25.95

Though children's wellbeing is high on the agenda for policy makers, the welfare of the professionals looking after them is often taken for granted. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton recognises that in order to enhance children's emotional wellbeing, it's vital that early years professionals are stress-free and emotionally well themselves. This is the first guide of its kind, offering succinct and practical guidance, tips and ideas for those working with young children on how to comfortably manage the pressures of their job, improve their work/life balance, and support the wellbeing of their colleagues. Easy to dip in and out of, this guide is an essential item for any early years staff room.


Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings. Edited by Martha Zaslow, Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Kathryn Tout & Tamara Halle, $62.50

What constitutes quality in early childhood settings, and how can it best be measured with today's widely used tools and promising new approaches? This book brings together a who's who of early childhood experts to establish what's working in quality measurement and how it can be strengthened to support better programs and optimal child development.

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Real Classroom Makeovers: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms. Rebecca Isbell & Pamela Evenshen, $32.95

Learning environments are an important topic as more and more teachers try to make their classrooms into places that support and inspire learning. Using "before" and "after" pictures of real early childhood classrooms, Real Classroom Makeovers shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for children to learn and grow. With a budget-conscious focus, the book provides visual examples of dramatic changes that are possible in real preschool, Pre-K, and kindergarten classrooms. Most of the makeovers focus on a specific classroom area or learning center.

Much more than a collection of before-and-after pictures, this book introduces and describes the philosophy behind creative learning environments based on current early childhood education research. Written in simple, down-to-earth language, this book is accessible for all educators!


Reflecting Children’s Lives: a Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $46.50

Reflecting Children's Lives provides inspiration and ideas as you plan an effective, child-centered curriculum for children ages three to five. This popular classroom handbook is helpful whether you are new to the field or an experienced professional looking for fresh ideas. New to this second edition are two chapters covering the topics of child-centered guidance and school readiness. Classroom stories, self-assessment activities, practical ideas, and quick checklists can be found throughout.


Reflecting in Communities of Practice: a Workbook for Early Childhood Educators. Deb Curtis, Debbie Lebo, Wendy Cividanes & Margie Carter, $30.95

Reflective teaching — a continuous cycle of observing, documenting, and planning — supports children's learning and strengthens your teaching skills. Reflecting in Communities of Practice, a professional development workbook, will help you cultivate your creative, critical, and reflecting thinking skills through ten study sessions. Each session includes guided activities that focus on topics related to understanding the value and key elements of reflective teaching.

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Rethinking Early Childhood Education. Ann Pelo, Editor, $25.95

This anthology explores the possibilities in bringing social-justice and ecological awareness to teaching in the early education environment. Curiosity, collaboration, activism and conflict resolution skills help create equitable communities and childhood is the logical place to begin.


Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Susan Nitzke, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger & Georgine Jacobs, $36.95

Nutrition has vital and long-lasting effects on children's development. Good nutrition helps children learn better and promotes lifelong healthy eating habits. Connecting current scientific research with best practices, Rethinking Nutrition provides information to help you meet and understand children's nutritional and developmental needs. 

Each chapter also provides a series of examples that bring nutrition principles to life in early childhood settings, topic suggestions for staff discussions, sample letters to families, and a list of further readings. Extensive appendixes provide additional information on federal nutrition regulations, preventing food-borne illnesses, and more.


Safe and Fun Playgrounds: a Handbook. Heather Olsen, Susan Hudson & Donna Thompson, $42.95

Play is important for the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children. Whether you're creating a new playgrounds, or maintaining an existing one, this handbook is designed to help you move through the many details and stages of making safe — yet challenging — playgrounds and play areas a reality. Use the four components that experts have identified for safety:

  • Supervision by appropriate individuals
  • Age-appropriate design
  • Fall-surfacing that contains approved materials
  • Equipment maintenance

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Seen & Heard: Children's Rights in Early Childhood Education. Ellen Lynn Hall & Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin, $29.95

Using examples from a Reggio-inspired school with children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years, the authors emphasize the importance of children's rights and our responsibility as adults to hear their voices. Seen & Heard summarizes research and theory pertaining to young children's rights, and offers strategies educators can use to ensure the inclusion of children's perspectives in everyday decisions. Real-life classroom vignettes illustrate how young children perceive the idea of rights through observation and discussion.


Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood, 2nd Edition. Isaura Barrera, Lucinda Kramer & Dianne Macpherson, $43.50

How can early childhood practitioners best respond to cultural and linguistic diversity and ensure positive interactions with all children and families? Discover the power of Skilled Dialogue, a unique, effective, and field-tested model for interactions that honor the cultural beliefs and values of everyone involved. With this comprehensive guide to a positive, highly effective model, early childhood professionals will establish skillful interactions that honor all cultures and perspectives — leading to stronger working relationships and better outcomes for whole families.


Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood: Building Bridges Between Services and Systems. Deborah Perry, Roxane Kaufmann, & Jane Knitzer, $59.95

Social-emotional health is one of the most critical factors in a child's development and school readiness — a factor that depends on weaving effective mental health services into other systems and programs that support young children. With this comprehensive, research-based book, practitioners and policy makers will learn how to make mental health services and supports an integral part of every early childhood setting — and ensure better social-emotional and academic outcomes for all young children.

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Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers: Where Meaning-Making Begins. Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, $45.95

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. Pre-service and in-service professionals working with infants and their families will find valuable insights into how to design an infant care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with families.


Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice. Uniit Carruyo, $34.50

Discover how to support high-functioning and collaborative teacher teams in early childhood programs by developing healthy and confident team leaders. This manual covers topics of dynamic team teaching including: how to create unified teams, how to become teacher leaders, how to give and receive feedback, and how to build and assess differentiated curriculum.


Theories of Practice: Raising the Standard of Early Childhood Education. Carol Garhart Mooney, $25.95

As an educator, you care deeply about working with young children and strive for quality in your program. This book explains why learning about foundational theory supports the ways you care for and teach children. With stories, anecdotes, and a discussion about the strong connection between theory and best practices, this guide will help you understand the value of applying your knowledge of educational theory to your work as you refine your practices, create thoughtful curriculum, and do your best to raise the standards of early childhood education. 

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The Thinking Teacher: a Framework for Intentional Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom. Sandra Heidemann, Beth Menninga, & Claire Chang, in partnership with Redleaf Press, $42.99

This essential professional development resource provides advice for early childhood teachers who are navigating demands and changes in their careers, helping them see these challenges as growth opportunities. Through in-depth self-assessment and reflection, educators re-examine their teaching philosophy, integrate new knowledge and strategies into their practice, and strengthen the impact of their teaching on students. In the midst of a constantly changing education landscape, educators will learn to teach with intention and rediscover their unique purpose and passion for teaching young children. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.


Transitions for Young Children: Creating Connections across Early Childhood Systems. Edited by Sharon Lynn Kagan & Kate Tarrant, $59.95

A groundbreaking resource for a wide range of professionals — including principals, school-based administrators, program directors, district supervisors, and curriculum specialists — this book brings together the best thinking on early childhood transitions from leading researchers and practitioners around the world. Focusing on both vertical and horizontal transitions, the expert contributors give readers the in-depth guidance they need to:

  • develop a coherent framework of curriculum across the pre-K to Grade 3 continuum
  • enhance transitions for infants and young children with disabilities and their families
  • address the specific issues dual language learners face during transitions
  • establish continuity between the child's home and school environment
  • understand how transitions are affected by a wide range of factors, including poverty, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the child's neighborhood

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education: Integrating Reggio and Other Inspired Resources. Ann Lewin-Benham, $48.95

Author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her intimate knowledge and experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. Used together, the 12 best practices offer a new framework for early education.

Written in an accessible style, this book offers the foundations teachers need to practice the Reggio Approach in their own settings.

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Twelve Essential Topics in Early Childhood: a Year of Professional Development for Staff Meetings. Nancy Alexander, $66.50

Twelve Essential Topics in Early Childhood is a must-have tool for program administrators to prepare successful, high-quality professional development experiences for their staff. This book offers high-quality professional development made easy, and contains twelve topics, one for each month of the year, with two hours of content on each topic. The twelve topics covered are:

  • We Are All Alike: We Are All Different
  • Focusing on Families
  • Connecting with Children: Interactions and Relationships
  • Guidance that Works!
  • Stop, Look, and Learn: The Value of Observation
  • Creative Indoor Environments: Room Arrangement as a Guide to Learning and Behavior
  • Technology is Terrific!
  • Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Professionalism
  • Come Play with Me
  • Let's Go Outside
  • Brain Development: The Basics

Twelve Essential Topics in Early Childhood also includes an agenda and outline for each topic; materials list; ready-made handouts; instructions for activities; a CD-ROM with twelve customizable PowerPoint presentations, reproducibles for each topic, and certificates of completion. These professional experiences can be modified to be part of an ongoing college class or child development credential.


Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach: Early Years Education in Practice, 2nd Edition. Janni Nicol & Jill Tina Taplin, $55.90

This fully revised edition of Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf early childhood approach. It enables the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Covering all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this new edition has been updated to reflect recent curriculum changes and explore the influence of media and technology. Including a new chapter on expanding the Steiner Waldorf approach to work with children from birth to three, the book:

  • describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings;
  • provides an accessible and objective overview of a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom;
  • highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing their own practice;
  • contains summaries of key points and reflective practice questions to help students and practitioners engage with the ideas in the book;
  • can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research.

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this text is essential reading for students, practitioners, leaders, managers and all those wanting to improve their early years practice.


The Visionary Director: a Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Centre, 2nd Edition. Margie Carter & Deb Curtis, $59.95

An inspiring and creative guide which offers a practical and concrete framework for shaping a visionary early child care centre. The Visionary Director is an innovative resource that will help inspire child care directors with its wealth of creative and timely ideas.

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The Welcoming Classroom: Building Strong Home-to-School Connections for Early Learning. Johanna Darragh Ernst, $19.95

The children in today’s early childhood classroom are more culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse than ever. As a teacher, your challenge is to partner with each family through recognizing their individual strengths, concerns, priorities, and resources. In The Welcoming Classroom, Johnna Darragh Ernst offers practical ideas for creating a welcoming atmosphere for families that will encourage them to participate in their children’s learning community.

  • Learn practical ways to connect with families from varied cultural and language backgrounds and abilities.
  • Gain new strategies for creating a home-school link to support learning.
  • Create a richer learning environment by integrating unique family cultural perspectives.
  • Learn ways to encourage family participation in decision making.
  • Learn strategies to develop families as resources.
  • Communicate the message that all families are valued members of the learning community

What You Need to Lead an Early Childhood Program. Holly Elissa Bruno, $47.99

Early childhood directors manage through relationships. This important book guides a director through the steps to build respectful, dynamic, and welcoming relationships with families and staff. 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 leadership. 


When Pre-K Comes to School: Policy, Partnerships, and the Early Childhood Education Workforce. Bethany Wilinski, $44.50

When Pre-K Comes to School traces what happens — for institutions and teachers — when a school district and community ECE centers partner to provide public pre-K. Wilinski examines policy implementation across diverse sites — a private part-day preschool, a corporate childcare center, and a public elementary school. She demonstrates how pre-K partnerships create opportunities but also considerable constraints for the institutions and teachers involved. Though teachers are required to comply with the same policy mandates, their compensation and access to resources varies greatly. This book calls for policies and practices that will work better for teachers, which, in turn, will work better for children. The book’s unique, insider perspective on how policy is actually enacted in schools provides important insight into what communities and policymakers should consider when creating pre-K policies.

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Complete Booklist

A to Z Ready for K: a Complete 35-Week Preschool Curriculum. Susan Ehrhardt, $59.95

About Canada: CHILDCARE. Martha Friendly & Susan Prentice, $17.95

Administering Early Childhood Settings: the Canadian Perspective. Marilynn Yeates et al, $148.20

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education. Maarit Alasuutari, Ann-Marie Markström & Ann-Christine Vallberg-Roth, $70.95

Avoiding Burnout: Strategies for Managing Time, Space, and People in Early Childhood Programs. Paula Bloom, $32.95

Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals. Gigi Schweikert, $19.95

Best Practice in the Early Years. Alistair Bryce-Clegg, $38.95

Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals. Sharon Bergen, $39.95

Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care: Languages of Evaluation. Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss & Alan Pence, $75.50

Bringing the Montessori Approach to Your Early Years Practice, 3rd Edition. Barbara Isaacs, $32.50

Caring for School-Age Children, 6th Edition. Phyllis Click & Jennifer Parker, $112.95

Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children’s Environments That Work. Jim Greenman, $56.95

Child Care in Action, Preschool CD-ROM. Sara McCormick Hoffman, $101.95

The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers: 54 Integrated Areas with Play Experiences. Rebecca Isbell & Christy Isbell, $42.95

Designs for Living and Learning, 2nd Edition: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, 2nd Edition. Margie Carter, Deb Curtis, $59.95

Developing Quality Care for Young Children: How to Turn Early Care Settings into Magical Places. Nettie Becker & Paul Becker, $39.50

Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Children to a Higher Level. Gaye Gronlund, $45.50

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 4th Edition. Carol Gestwicki, $166.95

Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and School-age Care Settings. Charlotte Hendricks & Michele Pettibone, $19.95 (Age focus: 0-12)

Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers. National Research Council, $53.95 

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale 3rd Edition (ECERS-3). Thelma Harms, Richard Clifford, Debby Cryer, $33.95; ECERS-E (The Four Curricular Subscales). Kathy Sylva, $30.95

Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an Outside Learning Environment. Prue Walsh, $65.70

Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide. Sharon Bergen, $26.95

Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide: Facilitator's Manual. Sharon Bergen, $55.50

Early Childhood Workshops that Work! The Essential Guide to Successful Training and Workshops. N. Alexander, $49.95

Early Learning Theories Made Visible. Miriam Beloglovsky & Lisa Daly, $53.95

The Early Sprouts Cookbook. Karrie Kalich, Lynn Arnold & Carole Russell, $28.95

The Early Years Matter: Education, Care, and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8. Marilou Hyson & Heather Biggar Tomlinson, $34.50

Early Years Pioneers in Context: Their Lives, Lasting Influence and Impact on Practice Today. Pam Jarvis, Louise Swiniarski & Wendy Holland, $62.95

Educating Young Children: Active Learning Practices for Preschool and Child Care Programs. M. Hohmann et al, $65.95

Empowering Children: Play-Based Curriculum for Lifelong Learning, 5th Canadian Edition. Dale Shipley, $123.95

Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom. R.A. McWilliam & Amy Casey, $51.50

Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool: Getting to Know the High/Scope Curriculum. Ann Epstein, $39.95

Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator, 2nd Edition. Stephanie Feeney & Nancy Freeman, $29.99

Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Teachers. Angèle Sancho Passe, $33.50

The Everything Book for Child Care & Preschool. Kelly Gunzenhauser & Melissa Fisch, $19.50

Experiencing Reggio Emilia: Implications for Pre-School Provision. Lesley Abbott & Cathy Nutbrown, $47.95 

Extending the Dance in Infant & Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment & Early Relationships.  Helen Raikes & Carolyn Pope Edwards, $32.95

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50 Fantastic Ideas for Involving Parents. Marianne Sargent, $19.99

Finding Your Smile Again: a Child Care Professional's Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout. Jeff Johnson, $17.50

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: the Science of Early Childhood Development. J. Shonkoff & D. Phillips, (eds) $51.95

From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program, 2nd Edition. Janis Keyser, $41.50

Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces that WOW! Linda Armstrong & Christine Schmidt, $62.50

The Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children, Revised Edition. Mary Rivkin, Deborah Schein, $26.95

Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: the Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs. Sharon Bergen & Rachel Robertson, $35.95

Healthy Foundations in Child Care, 5th Edition. Barbara Pimento & Deborah Kernested, $119.95

Hip On Health: Health Information for Caregivers and Families. Charlotte Hendricks, $29.95

The Hundred Languages of Children: the Reggio Emilia Approach, Advanced Reflections. C. Edwards, et al (eds), $49.95

Individualized Child-Focused Curriculum: a Differentiated Approach. Gaye Gronlund, $55.50 (ages 2-6)

Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning, 2nd Edition: a Relationship-Based Approach. Donna Wittmer & Sandy Petersen, $97.95

Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale 3rd Edition (ITERS-3). Thelma Harms, Debbie Cryer, Noreen Yazejian & Richard Clifford, $33.95

Infants and Toddlers in Out-of-Home Care. Deb by Cryer & Thelma Harms, $45.50

Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers: a Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education, 10th Edition. Janet Gonzalez-Mena & Dianne Widmeyer Eyer, $186.60

KIDEX for Infants: Practicing Competent Child Care for Infants. Adrienne Boyd, $23.9. Also available - KIDEX for Ones, Twos, Threes and Fours, $23.95 each. CD-ROM included with each volume.

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: a Guide for Change. Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan & John Nimmo, $34.50

Learning from the Bumps in the Road: Insights from Early Childhood Leaders. Holly Elissa Bruno, Janet Gonzalez-Mena, Luis Antonio Hernandez & Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, $38.95

Learning from the Past: Historical Voices in Early Childhood Education. Jennifer Wolfe, $46.95

Learning to Belong: Exploring Young CHildren's Participation at the Start of School. $49.50

LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education. Deborah Price & Kath Taylor, $50.30

Literacy through Play. Gretchen Owocki, $29.00

Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers: Using Ordinary Stuff for Extraordinary Play. Linda Miller &Mary Jo Gibbs, $17.95

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and School: a Quick Reference, 2nd Edition. Susan Aronson & Timothy Shope, Editors, $57.50

Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector: an Activity-Based Book, 2nd Edition. Chris Ashman & Sue Stoodley, $51.50

Medical Emergencies in Early Childhood and School-Age Settings, Revised Edition. Redleaf Press, $24.95 (ages birth to 8)

Men Who Teach Young Children: an International Perspective. David Brody, $50.50

Multicultural Issues in Child Care. Janet Gonzalez-Mena, $25.95

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies and Tools, Preschool to 2nd Grade. Marian Souto-Manning, $29.50

Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: the Handbook for Outdoor Learning. David Sobel, $55.50

No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs. Gretchen Kinnell, $18.50

Nurturing Creativity: an Essential Mindset for Young Children's Learning. Rebecca Isbell & Sonia Akiko Yoshizawa, $42.95

Nurturing Young Children’s Disposition to Learn. Sara Wilford, $32.50

Observing Young Children: a Guide for Early Childhood Educators, 2nd Edition. Sally Wylie, $52.95

Parent Engagement in Early Learning: Strategies for Working with Families. Julie Powers, $41.50

Partnering with Parents: Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process. Bob Rockwell & Jan et Rockwell Kniepkamp, $38.95

Partnerships: Families and Communities in Canadian Early Childhood Education, 5th Edition. Lynn Wilson, $113.95

Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood: Sharing Children's Learning and Teachers' Thinking. Susan Stacey, $46.50

Pedagogy and Space: Design Inspirations for Early Childhood Classrooms. Linda Zane, $33.50

People Under Three: Play, Work, and Learning in a Childcare Setting, 3rd Edition. Sonia Jackson & Ruth Forbes, $60.50

Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten. Gaye Gronlund, $40.95

Planning for Schematic Learning in the Early Years: a Practical Guide. Karen Constable, $53.95

The Pre-K Debates: Current Controversies & Issues. Edward Zigler, Walter Gilliam & Steven Barnett, $37.95

Preschool Health and Safety Matters. Edited by Jody Martin, $17.50 

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing In Early Years Staff: a Practical Guide for Looking After Yourself and Your Colleagues. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, $25.95

Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings. Edited by Martha Zaslow, Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Kathryn Tout & Tamara Halle, $62.50

Quick Quality Check for Infant and Toddler Programs. Michelle Knoll & Marion O’Brien, $24.95

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Reaching Out: Working Together to Identify and Respond to Child Victims of Abuse. Pearl Rimer & Betsy Prager, $54.95

Real Classroom Makeovers: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms. Rebecca Isbell & Pamela Evenshen, $32.95

Reflecting Children’s Lives: a Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum, 2nd Edition. Deb Curtis & Margie Carter, $46.50

Reflecting in Communities of Practice: a Workbook for Early Childhood Educators. Deb Curtis, Debbie Lebo, Wendy Cividanes & Margie Carter, $30.95

Rethinking Early Childhood Education. Ann Pelo, Editor, $25.95

Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings, Revised Edition. Susan Nitzke, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger & Georgine Jacobs, $36.95

Safe and Fun Playgrounds: a Handbook. Heather Olsen, Susan Hudson & Donna Thompson, $42.95

Seen & Heard: Children's Rights in Early Childhood Education. Ellen Lynn Hall & Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin, $29.95

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