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Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals - Set of 3
Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals - Set of 3
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 549996
Price:  $21.95


The Winning Ways series provides important information on professionalism, teamwork, and supporting families. Sold in convenient packs of three, these self-training workbooks are ideal for use in in-house trainings, to give to new staff in your center, or for people getting ready to enter the early childhood field. 3 softbound books, 72 to 88 pgs. each.

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Understanding Preschoolers: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Understanding Preschoolers: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 541419
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

Children make developmental leaps during the preschool years. This three-pack of Understanding Preschoolers workbooks provides essential information to help early childhood caregivers and educators enhance their role in promoting growth by better understanding preschoolers' development. Practical tips, self-assessments, exercises, and reflection questions are included. These workbooks are perfect for in-house trainings, new staff orientation, and staff development.

Age focus: 3—5. Set of three workbooks, softbound, 84 pgs. each.

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Partnering with Families: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Partnering with Families: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 549994
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free Sample Chapter

Strong partnerships with families create a better environment for children to learn and grow. This resource addresses the realities of working with families and provides effective steps to help you initiate and maintain efforts as you build mutually respectful relationships in your program. Filled with self-assessments, tips, sample letters and forms, and reflection questions to optimize your knowledge, this book will help you collaborate with families to provide better care for children and their parents. Pack of 3 books, 80 pgs each.

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Becoming a Team Player: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Becoming a Team Player: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 549995
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

Being a team player is not always easy, but it is necessary as an early childhood professional. When everyone is committed to being part of a strong team, your program will be a more functional, loving place where children thrive. Filled with self-assessments, tips, team building exercises, and reflection questions to optimize your knowledge, this resource will help you work more effectively with your colleagues and be part of a supportive work environment. Pack of 3 books, 88 pgs each.

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Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 542454
Price:  $19.95
Published by Redleaf Press free sample chapter

This professional development workbook, part of the Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals series, helps recently promoted classroom teachers transition from guiding young children to supporting and supervising staff members. Whether you are a recently promoted supervisor or you work with educators in professional development workshops, Being a Supervisor is an effective tool to help enhance and improve leadership skills. It covers eight supervisory skills: admitting the role of supervisor, helping adults succeed, creating a culture that encourages input and allows for mistakes, motivating adults through delegation, communicating honestly, following through, staying connected, and setting the tone. Using this workbook will encourage, empower, and equip the new supervisor with the knowledge and confidence that is needed to work effectively with other adults.

Softbound, 112 pgs.
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Understanding Infants: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Understanding Infants: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 541396
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free Sample Chapter

The first year is one of remarkable growth. This three-pack of Understanding Infants workbooks provides essential information to help caregivers and educators-both new and experienced-provide high-quality care to infants and understand their developmental needs. Practical tips, self-assessments, and reflection questions are included. These workbooks are perfect for in-house trainings, new staff orientation, and staff development.

Age focus: 0—1. Set of three workbooks, softbound, 80 pgs. each.

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Understanding Toddlers & Twos: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Understanding Toddlers & Twos: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 541402
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

Learn the essentials of development and the best practices for caring for toddlers and twos. This self-training workbook provides essential information about toddlers' and twos' mobility, language acquisition, and social skills. Practical tips, self-assessments, exercises, and reflection questions are included. Softbound, 80 pgs.

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Behavior Set of Three
Behavior Set of Three
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Authors: Gigi Schweikert, Jennifer Romanoff, Jeniece Decker
Product Code: 542331
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press

Get all three Winning Ways Behavior books, includingSupporting Positive Behavior,Guiding Challenging Behavior, and Responding to Behavior

Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, each workbook 80 pgs.
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Being a Professional: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Being a Professional: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 549993
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

Passion for working with children is a cornerstone in your line of work, but as an early childhood professional, you also need to look the part, act the part, and keep a positive attitude. Whether it is your first day on the job or you have years of experience, professionalism is essential for success as you work with children, their families, and your colleagues. Filled with tips, self-assessments, and reflection questions to optimize your knowledge, this resource will help you present yourself as the professional that you are. Pack of 3 books, 72 pgs each.

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Understanding Infants, Toddlers and Twos, and Preschoolers Set (3): Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
Understanding Infants, Toddlers and Twos, and Preschoolers Set (3): Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals
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Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 541426
Price:  $21.95


The early years are a period of incredible growth in children. This assorted three-pack of workbooks helps early childhood professionals understand the developmental stages of young children. This set includes one copy each of Understanding Infants, Understanding Toddlers and Twos, and Understanding Preschoolers. These workbooks are perfect for in-house trainings, new staff orientation, and staff development.

Age focus 0—5. Set of three workbooks, softbound, 80 to 84 pgs. each.

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Responding to Behavior (Set of 3)
Responding to Behavior (Set of 3)
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Authors: Gigi Schweikert, Jennifer Romanoff, Jeniece Decker
Product Code: 542317
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press

Children learn what is acceptable and what is not by testing the behavioral boundaries. One of the most important goals in the early childhood classroom is helping children learn appropriate social norms and self-control. Even with an environment and routine to promote positive behavior, children will make inappropriate choices. Discover ways to model good choices for children and use positive classroom management to help children develop appropriate behavior.

Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs.
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Supporting Positive Behavior (Set of 3)
Supporting Positive Behavior (Set of 3)
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Authors: Gigi Schweikert, Jeniece Decker, Jennifer Romanoff
Product Code: 542300
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press

The foundation for positive behavior begins before a child enters the classroom. Properly preparing the environment can help young children make good behavioral choices from the moment they walk through the door. Learn to use age appropriate design to promote engagement, encourage exploration, and allow for movement. This easy to use workbook also teaches you to create routines that allow children to make good choices, assess whether your expectations of the children are appropriate, and be proactive in preventing behavior issues.

Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs.

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Guiding Challenging Behavior (Set of 3)
Guiding Challenging Behavior (Set of 3)
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Authors: Gigi Schweikert, Jennifer Romanoff, Jeniece Decker
Product Code: 542324
Price:  $21.95
Published by Redleaf Press

You may be the first to notice a child who is struggling with behavior. What do you do to help the child succeed? This user-friendly workbook guides you through the process of supporting children with challenging behavior. Learn how to assess the situation and the behavior, document patterns of behavior, and share your concerns. Tips and tools for getting the support of parents, realizing your own limits, and for determining if your program is the best fit for the child's needs.

Age focus: 2–5. Softbound, 80 pgs.
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A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children
A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children
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Authors: Ingrid M. Crepeau, M. Ann Richards
Product Code: 312401
Price:  $24.95


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Do you ever wish you had an extra pair of hands in the classroom?

Debunking the notion that puppets are strictly for play, A Show of Hands presents innovative ways to use puppets as developmentally appropriate teaching tools. Seven in-depth chapters show how you can use puppets to

• support emergent literacy skills
• introduce children's literature
• manage the classroom, and
• assist in the development of lesson plans of the teacher and class.

An ideal resource for teachers from preschool to early primary, A Show of Hands also includes helpful instructions for designing, constructing, or purchasing your own puppets, and for using them with children who have special needs. Softbound, 232 pgs.

"Need a few extra hands in your classroom? Puppets can help you out—with nurturing skills, managing children, introducing concepts, and building themes and lesson plans. Are you among the teachers who resist using puppets because you aren't convinced they are powerful classroom tools? This book will change your attitude—and give you those extra hands."
Texas Child Care Quarterly

"[A Show of Hands] is a large, lively, well-organized, very well illustrated guide to using puppets with young children in the classroom. Rather than treat the puppet as an occasional and entertaining diversion in the classroom, the authors show how teachers can use puppets effectively to achieve classroom goals and address the myriad needs of their children. A thorough and comprehensive book that early childhood educators will find valuable and inspiring."
The Puppetry Journal

"A Show of Hands is a wonderful resource for teachers, parents and volunteers in early childhood settings. The authors demonstrate clearly how effective puppets can be as a teaching and learning tool for all children, but especially for those with disabilities or who are shy or learning a new language. The book contains usable step-by-step instructions on how to make and use puppets accompanied by excellent pictures and detailed lesson plans. You'll like this book!"
—Laura A. McCammon, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Theatre Education and Outreach, University of Arizona, Tucson

"This is a highly informative and very inspirational book packed with practical information and delightful examples of adding puppets to the lives of children. Puppets have enriched the world's culture for thousands of years. Too often, in this high-speed, high-tech planet of ours, it's easy to forget the simple, joyful, effective ways puppets behave when they're invited into curriculum, classroom management and the vast arena of children's relationships and communication. This excellent resource will make it impossible NOT to add puppets to your classroom roster!"
—Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, teacher, author of Teaching in the Key of Life and Teaching by Heart

"A Show of Hands is a marvelous resource. It takes the mystery out of puppetry and puts the magic of puppetry directly in the hands of early childhood professionals, and their students. Once you look at the book, you'll realize you can follow the detailed steps in making puppetry work for you. Ingrid Crepeau and Ann Richards have made a giant contribution to the early childhood classroom with this book. Don't just get it, try it!"
—Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Grammy Award-winning musicians

"I have always used puppets when I work with children—and adults as well. I can't imagine teaching without one, or several. Puppets are magic in the way they hold the attention of children and draw out their ideas. This book gives a teacher of any age from infants through adults all the information one will ever need to use puppets effectively. It describes different classroom uses for puppets, developmental aspects of puppet uses, how to make many types of puppets and operate them well, even lesson ideas. Unlike other puppetry books I have seen, these authors have actually lived in early childhood classrooms and know how children react. Open this book and get ready for fun!"
—Dr. Karen Miller, author of Simple Steps and Ages and Stages
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