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Bartolini, Vicki Carper – Redleaf Press, 2021
In "Creating a Reggio-Inspired STEM Environment for Young Children," the newest addition in the Redleaf Press Quick Guide series, award-winning educator Vicki Carper Bartolini offers practical suggestions and resources for rethinking your early learning environment with a focus on STEM, using the Reggio Emilia approach lens honoring a…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, STEM Education, Educational Environment, Preschool Children
Vallotton, Claire D.; Brophy-Herb, Holly; Roggman, Lori; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel – Redleaf Press, 2021
"Working Well with Babies" describes the comprehensive competencies (including the knowledge, dispositions, and skills) that educators of infants and toddlers must have to provide optimal support for infants and toddlers. Designed as a learning resource for both in-service and pre-service infant/toddler practitioners, this text details…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Competencies
Passe, Angèle Sancho – Redleaf Press, 2020
Early childhood educators have the power to help all children learn to respect themselves and others. "Creating Diversity-Rich Environments for Young Children" is an easy-to-use guide that shows how early childhood professionals can create a positive and inclusive environment for children of all cultures. The newest addition in the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Educational Environment, Young Children, Inclusion
Statman-Weil, Katie – Redleaf Press, 2020
"Trauma-Responsive Strategies for Early Childhood" offers an overview of trauma and its impact on young children, as well as specific strategies and techniques educators and administrators can use to create classroom and school communities that improve the quality of care for this vulnerable population. Katie Statman-Weil has synthesized…
Descriptors: Trauma, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teaching Methods
Gartrell, Dan – Redleaf Press, 2020
In this follow-up to "Guidance for Every Child," author Dan Gartrell, EdD, expands on the advice broached in that book -- that children need guidance rather than discipline. Guidance is teaching for healthy emotional and social development. On a day-to-day basis as conflicts occur, guidance is teaching children to learn from their…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Best Practices, Conflict Resolution
Moomaw, Sally – Redleaf Press, 2020
For decades early childhood educators in high-quality programs have understood that the transition into reading and writing occurs naturally when young children are surrounded by opportunities to interact with print in ways that are meaningful to them. The original edition of "More Than Letters," first published in 2001, showed teachers…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities
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
Koralek, Derry; Colker, Laura J. – Redleaf Press, 2019
The benefits of an optimistic thinking style have slowly been seeping into early childhood teaching practice through research on resiliency, leadership, health, and what has been termed "grit." Yet there remains a large vacuum in teacher education on both the importance and mechanics of teaching young children to become optimistic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Thinking Skills, Psychological Patterns, Young Children
Curtis, Deb; Jaboneta, Nadia – Redleaf Press, 2019
Teachers often see repetitive behaviors in toddler and preschool classrooms, such as building and knocking down block towers or dumping out toys. When children do these actions over and over it can be frustrating to teachers and parents, but viewing these actions through the lens of schema theory helps us understand what's really going on in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Repetition, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Processes
Schmidt, Christine A. – Redleaf Press, 2019
Social competency is a set of skills that provide children with the tools and abilities to successfully navigate the world around them. "Developing Social Competency in Young Children" looks at each of the seven Cs of social competence--communication, community building, coping, confidence, conflict resolution, control, and curiosity.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Young Children, Skill Development
Hine, Constant – Redleaf Press, 2019
"Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators" is a reflective guidebook designed to help early childhood professionals strengthen their coaching skills and their ability to facilitate transformational learning in others. The goal of this program is for individuals to attain sustainable habits of selfreflection, critical…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals)
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
Saifer, Steffen – Redleaf Press, 2018
Higher-order thinking makes teaching and learning more engaging and intentional, adds intellectual rigor to any curriculum, and aids the development of some important life skills in young learners. Higher order thinking skills are key for success in school and life. Dr. Saifer provides numerous strategies for promoting higher-order thinking…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Young Children, Cognitive Ability, Learning Activities
Drolette, Ellen M. – Redleaf Press, 2018
Caregiver fatigue and low morale is a problem in many early care settings. "Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood" focuses on the many reasons why early childhood professionals can suffer from low staff morale that causes such a high industry turnover rate. Included are ways to motivate and inspire yourself and others to view…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Morale, Faculty Mobility
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