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Ann Ramminger


Ann Ramminger, MS, has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, trainer, and consultant in various early care and education systems such as Head Start, full day child care, part day preschool, the WIC Program, the NAEYC accreditation system, home visitation programs, and technical assistance organizations. Ann was part of the research and development team for the revision of the 2008 Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. She has a BS in early childhood education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in administrative leadership: adult and continuing education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ann is a professional development specialist working for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center with emphasis on early intervention, parent leadership, and collaborative processes.

Ann Ramminger's Books

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  • Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Robert R. San Juan, Joan Klinkner, Ann Ramminger
    Product Code: 538001
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-30-3

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    Read a sample chapter and the table of contents from this book!

    Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?"

    Children in child care centers often spend large chunks of time on activities without an obvious academic component, such as learning to dance to different tempos. Research shows, however, that these activities promote children's social and emotional development.

    This practical and accessible book explains the research behind many common, wise early childhood practices, as well as the shortcomings of others.

    Key topics include:

    * How to help children form a strong attachment with an adult and foster a feeling of security.

    * The importance of peer relationships and how to help children learn to take turns, develop empathy, and not act selfishly.

    * Three forms of self-regulation: controlling impulsive behavior, developing problem-solving ability, and learning to regulate emotions.

    Age Focus: 0-5. Softbound, 168 pgs.

  • Intellectual Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger, Mary Carns, Colette Sisco, Joan Klinkner
    Product Code: 150011
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-63-1

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    Read the table of contents, and a sample chapter, from this book!

    To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational, such as sorting blocks and singing nursery rhymes. Research, however, does show that these activities promote children's cognitive development.

    Intellectual Development explains the science behind early childhood practices that nurture cognitive development and will help teachers answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?" Chapters cover language and literacy development, early number learning, and musical and artistic development. This book also contains discussion questions, recommended readings, and information on early learning standards. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 160 pgs.

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  • Rethinking Nutrition, Revised (e-book): Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Susan Nitzke, PhD, RD, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger, Georgine Jacobs, MS
    Product Code: 541945
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-194-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    Nutrition has vital and long-lasting effects on children's development. Good nutrition helps children learn better and promotes lifelong healthy eating habits. Connecting current scientific research with best practices, Rethinking Nutrition provides information to help you meet and understand children's nutritional and developmental needs. Learn how to:

    • Promote proper nutrition for the healthy growth of children from birth to age five
    • Address special dietary needs, including food allergies, obesity, family preferences, and chronic diseases
    • Establish healthy eating and feeding habits
    • Use food and mealtimes to promote children's social and intellectual development
    • Implement food and nutrition policies in early childhood settings

    • Each chapter also provides a series of examples that bring nutrition principles to life in early childhood settings, topic suggestions for staff discussions, sample letters to families, and a list of further readings. Extensive appendixes provide additional information on federal nutrition regulations, preventing food-borne illnesses, the USDA's MyPyramid for Preschoolers, and more.
      Age Focus: 0-5. 192 pgs.

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