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Todd Wanerman

Biography:

Todd Wanerman, MA, has been an early childhood educator for over twenty-five years. Since 1990, he has been a head teacher and administrator at The Little School, a renowned inclusion program in San Francisco. In addition to leading workshops, consultations, and community partnerships for parents and teachers, he presents at national early childhood conferences, lectures at San Francisco State University, and serves as the curriculum director for the International Institute for Chinese Early Education Research's bilingual education project and works with preschool teachers and children in China. Todd, with his Including One, Including All coauthors Leslie Roffman and Cassie Britton, received a certificate of honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2011 for their contribution to the field of early childhood education. He holds a master's degree in early childhood education from San Francisco State University.


Todd Wanerman's Books

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  • Including One, Including All: A Guide to Relationship-Based Early Childhood Inclusion

    Authors: Todd Wanerman, Leslie Roffman, Cassandra Britton
    Product Code: 327901
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-013-9

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    Relationship-based, inclusive practices strengthen every child, not just those with assessed special needs. Learn what relationship-based inclusion is; the classroom practices that support behavioral, emotional, social, and learning challenges; how to partner with families; the challenges and rewards of an inclusive program; and the details on what makes a relationship-based inclusive program possible.

    Written by a team of professionals who are known for their successful work using this model, Including One, Including All contains blueprints for organizing the important work with children and their families and addresses the challenges and rewards of inclusion in early childhood classrooms, and chronicles the experiences of two children with special needs in early childhood settings. Softbound, 264 pgs.



    "This practical and engaging book chronicles the reflections and actions

    of teachers within a preschool setting whose primary emphasis is establishing strong relationships. It records the process of the

    teachers in responding to and meeting the needs of a few children with special sensitivities while establishing an environment that nurtures all the children in the classroom. By following the challenges of relating to the children and their parents, helping children to relate positively to each other, and being sensitive to the needs of staff—it emphasizes the impact of relationships in enabling all children to thrive and learn."


    "This is a compelling narrative of working with a few children with special sensitivities and needs within an ordinary preschool class and the challenge of forming relationships that enable positive growth for all children. What is detailed is the care in getting to know a child and his family, the search by teachers for the "fit" with a child, and the process of finding ways to facilitate a child in acquiring a sense of himself and his relation to others. The very personal way in which it is written makes the book both engaging and provoking. Because all the children are unique with individual needs and abilities, the insights shared by the authors are applicable to working with all children."
    Alice Nakahata, MA, WestEd faculty

    July 2010 issue of the "California Bookwatch" by the Midwest Book Review.

     
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  • From Handprints to Hypotheses: Using the Project Approach with Toddlers and Twos

    Author: Todd Wanerman
    Product Code: 541235
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-123-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free

    Creativity, initiative, and inquiry are important in all children's early education, including toddlers and two-year-olds. From Handprints to Hypotheses focuses on using the project approach—a teaching strategy that enables you to guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics—to scaffold very young children's early learning. It provides information on creating sensory-based experiences—developmentally appropriate for toddlers and twos—that bring new perspectives and activities into the classroom.

    Age focus: 1—3. Softbound, 152 pgs.

    e-book available

     
  • Including One, Including All (e-book): A Guide to Relationship-Based Early Childhood Inclusion

    Authors: Todd Wanerman, Leslie Roffman, Cassandra Britton
    Product Code: 541808
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-180-8

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    Build strong relationships with the children and families in your program and create an inclusive learning environment to increase the quality of education for all children, whether or not they have identified special needs.

    Including One, Including All provides guiding principles for you to create a program that strengthens and supports children with behavioral, emotional, social, physical, and learning challenges. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their success using this model, Including One, Including All contains:

    • An overview of inclusion, including background on where it came from and information about the place it has found in education
    • A description of the "Engage-Reflect-Plan" cycle, a method to identify unique strengths, challenges, and approaches to help each child thrive
    • Stories, strategies, and tools central to successfully supporting children with different kinds of challenges
    • Ideas for collaboration and partnership with families
    • Detailed case studies following the classroom experiences of two children with special needs through a preschool program


    "This is a wonderful book—for teachers and for parents of special needs children. It will help all of them understand the child they are working with, and help them to work together to help that child."
    T. B. Brazelton, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus Harvard Medical School
    Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

    "This practical and engaging book chronicles the reflections and actions of teachers within a preschool setting whose primary emphasis is establishing strong relationships. The very personal way in which this book is written is both engaging and provoking. Because each child has unique needs and abilities, the insights shared by the authors are applicable to working with all children."
    Alice Nakahata, MA, WestEd faculty

    264 pgs.

     
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