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545523 (Book and CD set)
978-1-60554-552-3 (Book and CD set)
Age Focus: 2-6
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Published by Redleaf Press

Successful professional development experiences made easy with this comprehensive tool

Twelve Essential Topics in Early Childhood is a must-have tool for program administrators to prepare successful, high-quality professional development experiences for their staff. This book offers high-quality professional development made easy, and contains twelve topics, one for each month of the year, with two hours of content on each topic. The twelve topics covered are:
  1. We Are All Alike: We Are All Different
  2. Focusing on Families
  3. Connecting with Children: Interactions and Relationships
  4. Guidance that Works!
  5. Stop, Look, and Learn: The Value of Observation
  6. Creative Indoor Environments: Room Arrangement as a Guide to Learning and Behavior
  7. Technology is Terrific!
  8. Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Professionalism
  9. Come Play with Me
  10. Let’s Go Outside
  11. Super Science FUN!
  12. Brain Development: The Basics

Twelve Essential Topics in Early Childhood also includes:
  • an agenda and outline for each topic
  • materials list
  • ready-made handouts
  • instructions for activities
  • a CD-ROM with twelve customizable PowerPoint presentations, reproducibles for each topic, and certificates of completion

These professional experiences can be modified to be part of an ongoing college class or child development credential.

176 pages

About Nancy P. Alexander

Nancy P. Alexander is an award winning professional trainer, the executive director of Northwestern State University Child and Family Network, and president of the North Louisiana Chapter of the more..