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Lead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program DirectorsLead the Way: 24 Lessons in Leadership for After School Program Directors"Lead the Way" provides short, self-guided overviews that both aspiring and practicing after school professionals need to thrive in their roles. The 24 fundamental insights and strategies can… More »Product: 27924
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The Best for BabiesThe Best for BabiesCaregiver-child interactions are critically important in promoting cognitive, language, and social-emotional learning in young children. With examples and detailed explanations, "The Best for Babies"… More »Product: 28589
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Building on Whole LeadershipBuilding on Whole LeadershipIn a complex and changing landscape of scare funding, high turnover rates, and differing view about priorities, the early childhood profession needs an anchor. The Whole Leadership Framework, developed… More »Product: 30782
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Inspiring Professional Growth: Empowering Strategies to Lead, Motivate, and Engage TeachersInspiring Professional Growth: Empowering Strategies to Lead, Motivate, and Engage TeachersYou've probably seen it: frustration builds, teacher turnover rises, staff meetings become insufferable, indifference breeds throughout the school. Spark change! When your staff feels supported and empowered… More »Product: 30803
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Growing TogetherGrowing TogetherCommunities of practice are an age-old phenomenon representing teamwork. Whether its researchers developing treatments for a disease or educators sharing best practices to enhance early childhood learning,… More »Product: 30815
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Wired Differently: A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing ChallengesWired Differently: A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing ChallengesPreschool is a time of wonder when curiosity, development, and learning intersect. While the new sights, routines, and experiences can make preschool exhilarating, what about children who struggle? Perhaps… More »Product: 34584
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Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?"Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes?" goes to the heart of risk-taking and children. As educators working with young children, we all have boundaries and feelings around what risky play… More »Product: 34900
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Loose Parts Learning in K-3 ClassroomsLoose Parts Learning in K-3 ClassroomsLoose parts. You have heard the term, probably in the context of promoting engaging play with open-ended, natural, and manufactured materials that can be manipulated with limitless possibilities. In this… More »Product: 36913
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Build Your Dream Team: How to Recruit, Train, and Retain Early Childhood StaffBuild Your Dream Team: How to Recruit, Train, and Retain Early Childhood StaffFinding the right people to staff your center is challenging! Have you ever hired someone you thought was perfect, only to have her leave after a few months? Have you filled a position with a "warm… More »Product: 33472
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E-LAP™ Early Learning Activity CardsE-LAP™ Early Learning Activity CardsSet of 414 sequenced cards correlate with E-LAP™ domains and supply teaching procedures, developmental objectives, and suggested activities for expanding emerging skills. Cards are ideal for sending… More »Product: 4633
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Solutions for Early Childhood Directors: Real Answers to Everyday ChallengesSolutions for Early Childhood Directors: Real Answers to Everyday ChallengesProvides real-world answers for directors who work in the field of early childhood education. Addresses key issues such as training staff, handling discipline, dealing with parents, and creating partnerships… More »Product: 47288
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The Practical Guide to Quality Child CareThe Practical Guide to Quality Child CareThis uniquely comprehensive manual is a clear, easy-to-read handbook that provides specific guidelines for virtually every aspect of early childhood administration. Contents include: sample criteria,… More »Product: 47289
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Preschool Preparedness for After a DisasterPreschool Preparedness for After a DisasterYou can't stop a disaster from happening, especially when Mother Nature is the force behind it. But, you can limit the amount of time your early childhood program is closed, pick up the pieces, and return… More »Product: 37706
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Inspiring Early Childhood LeadershipInspiring Early Childhood LeadershipA positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership lays out strategies designed to support program leaders… More »Product: 81391
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Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - PaperbackBusiness Administration Scale for Family Child Care Second Edition - PaperbackThe Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child… More »Product: 90974
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Through a Child's Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning and WonderThrough a Child's Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Learning and WonderWhen was the last time you got down on your hands and knees to see your classroom from a child's height? Research shows that effective early childhood classroom design begins from the ground up. Classroom… More »Product: 92826
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Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year OldsSimple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year OldsOpen the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing,… More »Product: 96430
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Strength in Diversity: A Positive Approach to Teaching Dual-Language Learners in Early ChildhoodStrength in Diversity: A Positive Approach to Teaching Dual-Language Learners in Early ChildhoodIn the United States, the number of children who come from homes where they speak languages other than English is rising. Despite the common misperception that dual language learners are slower learners… More »Product: 34587
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School's Out: Challenges and Solutions for School-Age ProgramsSchool's Out: Challenges and Solutions for School-Age ProgramsYou may have noticed out-of-school-time care is burgeoning. As more families have two working parents, states and school districts are swooping in to provide supervision of children before and after school,… More »Product: 34588
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America's Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential BusinessAmerica's Child-Care Crisis: Rethinking an Essential BusinessThe child-care industry--essential to American families and to the American economy--is on the verge of collapse. Before COVID-19 struck, the child-care industry faced funding issues and staffing dilemmas,… More »Product: 36082
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The Path to Early Math: What Preschool Teachers Need to KnowThe Path to Early Math: What Preschool Teachers Need to KnowWhether you are a teacher looking for ways to strengthen the math learning in your early childhood classroom, an educator in a community of practice who wants to learn more about teaching math in developmentally… More »Product: 36911
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Making Space for Preschool MakerspacesMaking Space for Preschool MakerspacesWhat can you add to your early childhood classroom that will immerse children in rich learning, reduce challenging behaviors, and develop confidence as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills?… More »Product: 36912
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Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood EducatorsFinding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood EducatorsConflict is common. This resource book, "Finding Your Way Through Conflict" by Chris Amirault, Ph.D.and Christine Snyder, M.A., explores conflict resolution through self-reflection, understanding,… More »Product: 37845
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Preparing for the Unexpected Book SeriesPreparing for the Unexpected Book SeriesAs child-care professionals, we don't like to think about what might go wrong - whether a disaster is natural or human made. The key to serving children and their families again quickly is advanced planning.… More »Product: 37970
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Preschool Preparedness for an EmergencyPreschool Preparedness for an EmergencyStorms, flooding, earthquakes, epidemics, tornadoes, fire. You hope it never happens, but you know you need to be ready. "Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency," the second book in the Preparing… More »Product: 34589
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