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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET C U R R I C U L U M / S T R AT E G I E S How do you inﬂuence positive character development in children? Starting with Character is your guide to supporting six key character traits in young children: caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. Discover why intentional character development is important and how your classroom routines and activities can foster the character foundation children continue to build on during their lifetime. Starting with Character shows you: the social-emotional potential of infants, toddlers, and twos how to support character development every day guides for evaluating children’s progress “This book gives parents and teachers of little ones concrete, easy activities they can start today that will prepare children for tomorrow. It encourages caregivers to look beyond using short-term applied behavior methods and take a long-term view toward the goal of character.” activities specific to the abilities of infants, toddlers, and twos —Rebecca Gray, MA, CCC-SLP It is never too early to start building good character. Cathy Waggoner has worked in the field of Martha Herndon, PhD, has worked as both an ECE educator education since 1989 and currently serves and researcher since 1971. She received her PhD in Individual as an administrator at the Promethean and Family Behavior with a focus on developing programs Foundation. Her work with young children and optimal environments for children and families from the has focused on character development and University of Tennessee. Dr. Herndon is currently a professor the importance of providing quality early in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the education for all children. University of Tennessee at Martin. ISBN 978-1-60554-447-2 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95