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Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
Colker, Laura J.; Koralek, Derry – Redleaf Press, 2018
Based on Laura Colker, Derry Koralek, and Diane Trister Dodge's classic book, originally published by NAEYC in 1993, High-Quality Early Childhood Programs offers detailed descriptions of what one should see in high-quality programs (and why) to provide a strong foundation of child development knowledge and principles translated into practice.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development
Puerling, Brian – Redleaf Press, 2018
Technology is moving faster than teachers and children can keep up with. "Teaching in the Digital Age" guides teachers of preschool and kindergarten aged children toward integrating technology across the curriculum so it can have an authentic, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate impact on children's exploration and learning. Full…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Kindergarten
Smart, Julie – Redleaf Press, 2017
Learn to use inquiry-based practice to inspire young minds through science. This book gives educators a solid guide for using research-based principles of inquiry to help children explore their world. With real-life examples and information on facilitating and guiding children, you will be able to engage and maximize STEM learning. Web content and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Active Learning, Inquiry, STEM Education
Selly, Patty Born – Redleaf Press, 2017
Nurture young children's innate tendencies toward exploration, sensory stimulation, and STEM learning when you connect outdoor learning with STEM curriculum. Discover the developmental benefits of outdoor learning and how the rich diversity of settings and materials in nature gives rise to questions and inquiry for deeper learning. Full of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Young Children
Curenton, Stephanie M. – Redleaf Press, 2016
Classroom conversation plays an important role in the development of children's language and reasoning. However, studies show that classroom talk relies too much on directives and close-ended questions. "Conversation Compass" provides the tools to strengthen your language-learning environment: (1) The Compass: guide high-quality…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Communication, Language Acquisition
Sullivan, Debra Ren-Etta – Redleaf Press, 2016
There has been much attention given to the opportunity gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Using research and years of experience "Cultivating the Genius of Black Children" is able to break down the cultural influences on learning style and provides a practical approach to helping Black children…
Descriptors: African American Students, Children, Academically Gifted, Early Childhood Education
Plank, Emily – Redleaf Press, 2016
We often filter our interactions with children through the lens of adulthood. View the culture of childhood through a whole new lens. Identify age-based bias and expand your outlook on and understanding of early childhood as a culture. Examine various elements of childhood culture: language, the power of believing, artistic expressions, and social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Cultural Influences, Age Differences
Gronlund, Gaye – Redleaf Press, 2016
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…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
Murphy, Lisa – Redleaf Press, 2016
Discover why school readiness IS children's play. This updated guide includes timely research and new stories that highlight how play is vital to the social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual development of children. Learn the seven things we must do with children every day and why they are so important. Use your daily observations to incorporate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Play, School Readiness
Powers, Julie – Redleaf Press, 2016
This updated second edition of Parent ­Friendly Early Learning brings to life real scenarios that care providers face in today's world. 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: (1) Improve parent-­teacher…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Sobel, David – Redleaf Press, 2016
"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…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education
York, Stacey – Redleaf Press, 2016
Use the updated activities, examples, and research to improve your anti-­bias and multicultural education programs. This clear and practical guide includes expanded information on English Language Learners, family engagement, culturally responsive teaching, and staff training. Create a positive environment for working with diverse groups of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Learning Activities, Social Justice
Blamey, Katrin; Beauchat, Katherine – Redleaf Press, 2016
Four evidence-based instructional approaches create an essential resource for any early literacy teacher or coach. Improve your teaching practices in all areas of early literacy. Use four proven instructional approaches--standards based, evidenced based, assessment based, and student based--to improve their teaching practice in all areas of early…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Literacy Education, Academic Standards
Shelton, Tricia; Jalongo, Mary Renck – Redleaf Press, 2016
Showcase the diverse capabilities of students with ASD, and pervasive developmental disorders. Descriptive examples and interactive activities guide teachers to understand how these disorders affect student progress and how educators can tap into student potential.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability
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