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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005-4101 www.naeyc.org © 2013 by Ann Gadzikowski All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2013 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photograph © Alloy Photography/Veer Author photograph by David Linsell Interior design by 4 Seasons Book Design/Michelle Cook Typeset in Trade Gothic Lt Std and Janson Text Interior photographs by Ann Gadzikowski except on page 111, by Aleksandra Muszynski Printed in the United States of America 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12345678 Excerpt from “Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin” by Janet Gonzalez-Mena and Dora Pulido- Tobiassen was originally published in Early Childhood Today (November), © 1999 by Scholastic, Inc. Reprinted with permission of Scholastic, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gadzikowski, Ann, author. Challenging exceptionally bright children in early childhood classrooms / Ann Gadzikowski. — First edition. pages cm Summary: “Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms will help you identify exceptionally bright children. It includes ideas to help you change the pace, level, or method of teaching in response to the needs of individual children and provides guidance for working with families” — Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60554-116-7 (pbk.) ISBN 978-1-60554-252-2 (e-book) 1. Gifted children—Education (Early childhood) 2. Gifted children—Education (Preschool) I. Title. LC3993.218.G33 2013 371.95—dc23 2012039059 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL NAEYC Item #7217