About the Author:

Dr. Connie Jo Smith is passionate about encouraging curiosity, creativity, and problem solving in children and adults. Exploring playful ways to learn and live life are of increasing importance to her. During Connie Jo's many years in the field of early childhood she has been fortunate to serve as a teacher of young children (in Head Start, child care, and a university lab school); college instructor (undergraduate in areas of early childhood and graduate in instructional design); workshop presenter (at local state, and national events), program administrator (for child services, CCRR agency, state program, and college scholarships via foundation funds) and an author. Connie Jo earned an EdD in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University, an EdS in elementary curriculum and Instruction from Western Kentucky University, and an MA and BS in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood education.

Connie Jo Smith 's Books

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  • Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings Quick Guide, Revised Edition

    Author: Connie Jo Smith

    Product Code:
    545240 (Softbound)
    545257 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-524-0 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-525-7 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 1-5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Young children's behavior can be challenging at times but handling it doesn't have to be. This guide has information on how to respond to an array of common behavioral challenges, prevention tips, and updated resources. This Redleaf Quick Guide is filled with information on 12 common behavioral challenges and 36 new strategies on how to respond.

    Age focus: 1–5

    Softbound, 61 pgs.

    $15.95  
    $15.95  
  • Community and Environment: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children Series

    Authors: Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks, Becky S. Bennett EdD

    Product Code:
    542447 (Softbound)
    543352 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-244-7 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-335-2 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    Learning to lead a healthy lifestyle begins during the early years. Part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, this body care curriculum includes activities and background information to help children develop lifelong healthy habits.

    88 pages

    $14.95  
    $14.95  
  • Fitness and Nutrition: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children series

    Authors: Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks, Becky S. Bennett EdD

    Product Code:
    542416 (Softbound)
    543321 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-241-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-332-1 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    Learning to lead a healthy lifestyle begins during the early years. Part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, this body care curriculum includes activities and background information to help children develop lifelong healthy habits.

    88 pages

    $14.95  
    $14.95  
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