N EW f ro m R ed le a f P re s s ONLINE wwww.RedleafPress.orgPHONE8AM - 5PM CST Monday - FridaySSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TOLL-FREE: 800-423-8309 OUTSIDE THE U.S.: 651-641-0508444444444 EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS EASY WAYS TO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDERTO ORDER2 Redleaf Press has the Resources for Your Every Need LINDA HEIN PUBLISHER REDLEAF PRESS FAMILY CHILD CARE CURRICULUM Teaching through Quality Care Sharon Woodward Incorporate best practices and activities appropriate for the mixed ages of children in your care with the newest family child care curriculum available. This hands-on infant, toddler, and preschool resource refl ects the reality of your needs and setting, and provides important information such as learning and brain development, reading with children, the necessity of play, and water and product safety. Age focus: 0–5. Softbound, 304 pgs. #327801-R $39.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS New from Redleaf Press ................2 Business Essentials ..............................5 Environments ..........................................9 Professional Development .............11 Curriculum/Activities ...................12 Special Needs ......................................15 Behavior/Development ...............17 Transitions ..............................................18 Redleaf Quick Guides ....................19 Nutrition ..................................................20 ASL ...............................................................20 Order Form ...........................................21 Index ...........................................................22 Nature/Green Environments .....23 TABLE OF CONTENTS FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES Creative Spaces for Children to Learn Linda J. Armstrong Promote the comfortable feeling of home, support children’s needs, and maximize learning experiences in your family child care setting. Filled with wisdom from an experienced family child care professional, Family Child Care Homes includes knowledgeable suggestions for item selection, furniture arrangement, storage, and more. Loaded with color photographs and architectural illustrations of indoor and outdoor family child care settings, this resource provides plenty of inspiration and practical information to create a comfortable, home-like setting that benefi ts children of all ages. Softbound, 240 pgs. Available June, 2011. #540757-R $49.95 PUB LISHEDBY R E DLEAF P R E SS Dear Redleaf Press Customer, Part of being a dedicated family child care professional means you are on the constant hunt to fi nd the best ways to help children grow and learn every day. The world around us changes so rapidly that there are always new ideas. We all need to keep up with the latest thinking so that our children can benefi t from the best practices and best research. At Redleaf Press, we are always trying to incorporate current thinking in our publications. This spring, Redleaf Press has several new titles to help you teach children important skills in fun ways. Celebrate Nature (back cover) is fi lled with season-themed activities to help reconnect children with nature. Family Child Care Homes (this page) is fi lled with advice to enhance your setting and maximize children’s learning experiences. Each page is fi lled with creative suggestions and colorful photographs that provide inspiration to create a comfortable, home-like setting. The children in your care will feel like they’re surrounded by love. Connect with us on Facebook! Visit our page to leave feedback and suggestions, ask questions, or to read the latest Redleaf Press news. Let’s use Facebook to grow and learn together. We truly appreciate you and your dedication to young children. Have a great spring! Sincerely, Linda Hein Publisher