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First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
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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
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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.
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)
Printed on acid-free paper
NAEYC Item #7217