Teaching STEM in the Early Years
Activities for Integrating Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics
Sally Moomaw, EdD
pb : 978-1-60554-121-1 • $47.95
320 pages • 8½" x 11" • B/W photos throughout • available
Seamlessly integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
lessons throughout your classroom. More than 85 activities and learning
center ideas help children build a strong foundation for STEM learning as
they participate in art, music, cooking, and block play experiences, explore
the sensory table, go on field trips, and spend time outdoors. Information
on assessment and early learning standards is also included.
Powerful Interactions: How to
Connect with Children to Extend
Amy Laura Dombro, Judy Jablon, &
PB: 978-1-928896-72-2 • $38.50
160 PAGES • 8" X 9½"
A teacher interacts with the children all day long. But interactions that
intentionally promote learning can be few. A “Powerful Interaction” may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, then delivers a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book guides you through the three steps of a
Powerful Interaction in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes.
Teaching Twos and Threes
PB: 978-1-60554-132-7 • $47.95
280 Pages • 8½" x 11 • Color photos throughout • june 2013
With a focus on the special joys of working with two- and three-yearolds,
this comprehensive curriculum meets their developmental needs, includes a wide range of activity ideas and learning experiences, and provides
strategies to help teachers and caregivers plan a thoughtful program and
build positive relationships with young children.
The author presents frequently at conferences and has received several
awards recognizing her outstanding work with the toddler age group.
Practice in Early Childhood
Serving Children from Birth through Age 8
Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, eds.
PB: 978-1-928896-64-7 • $47.99
Since the first edition in 1987, NAEYC’s book Developmentally Appropriate
Practice in Early Childhood Programs has been an essential resource
for the early child care field. Fully revised and expanded, the third edition
comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus
video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action.
Based on research on development, learning, and effective practices, as well
as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the
principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children
from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate
practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels.
The Kindness Curriculum,
Stop Bullying Before It Starts
Judith Anne Rice
PB: 978-1-60554-124-2 • $29.95
160 Pages • 8½" X 11" • February 2013
Focus on positive character development in the early years and build
positive, pro-social values to help prevent bullying before it starts. This comprehensive framework includes 95 classroom and at-home activities to help young children develop compassion for others by practicing simple,
yet powerful, lessons that foster love, empathy, gentleness, self-control,
respect, friendship, and conflict resolution.
These activities will help you cultivate a peaceful and supportive learning
environment where all children can seek out the goodness in themselves
and each other.
Reflecting in communities of practice
A Workbook for Early Childhood Educators
Deb Curtis, Debbie Lebo, Wendy Cividanes, &
PB: 978-1-60554-148-8 • $23.95
80 Pages • 8½" x 11" • B&W photos & worksheets throughout • April
Reflective teaching is a continuous cycle of observing, documenting,
reflecting, and planning. Early childhood educators can use this
professional development workbook for individual or group practice on
a variety of topics related to reflective teaching. Ten study sessions with
guided activities and a thorough explanation of this model are provided to
help educators cultivate creative, critical, and thoughtful teaching skills.
This workbook is designed to be open and inviting to entry-level and
experienced early childhood teachers, child care center directors, teacher
educators, and college students of early childhood education.
Learning from the Bumps in the Road Insights from Early Childhood Leaders
Holly Elissa Bruno; Janet Gonzalez-Mena;
Luis A. Hernandez; Debra R. Sullivan
PB: 978-1-60554-206-5 • $35.95
264 Pages • 7" x 10" • May 2013
Four popular, dynamic presenters in the early childhood field have come
together to share their insights, advice, and suggestions on a variety
of leadership topics. This book offers a unique compilation of varying
perspectives on leadership to help early childhood professionals reflect on
and strengthen their own leadership skills and abilities as they work with
children, families, and colleagues.
The Intentional Teacher: Choosing
the Best Strategies for Young
Ann S. Epstein
PB: 978-1-928896-41-8 • $33.99
143 PAGES • 8½" X 11"
As educators, we must act with knowledge and purpose to make sure
young children acquire the skills and understanding they need to succeed.
Planful, intentional teachers keep in mind the key goals for children’s learning
and development in all domains by creating supportive environments,
planning curriculum, and selecting from a variety of teaching strategies those
that best promote each child’s thinking and skills. The Intentional Teacher
considers how and when each type of learning (child-guided, adult-guided,
or a combination) is most effective, and what teachers can do to support
them. “This is one of the best early childhood books that I have ever read,”
says Sue Bredekamp, «and I have read a lot of them.»