About the Author:

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

Margie Carter has worked as a preschool, kindergarten and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor. She received her B.S. in Education from Northwestern University and her M.A. in Human Development and Leadership from Pacific Oaks College

Margie is the coauthor of numerous professional learning books with Deb Curtis, including The Visionary Director, Training Teachers, The Art of Awareness, Designs for Living and Learning, Reflecting Children’s Lives, Learning Together with Young Children and Reflecting in Communities of Practice and author of Really Seeing Children.

Margie’s speaking and consulting work as a teacher educator has her traveling throughout North America and New Zealand. With social justice as a lens, she is concerned about play as an equity issue, cultural and linguistic democracy, and uplifting the leadership, respect, and compensation of a diverse body of educators.

Margie Carter 's Books

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  • Reflecting Children's Lives, 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    540399 (Softbound)
    541754 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-039-9 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-175-4 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-5

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    free sample chapter

    Make the complex task of creating a child-centered curriculum easier with the practical guidelines and ideas in this updated and expanded handbook. Learn how to sharpen your observation and documentation skills, set up your space, and transform your teaching to reflect children's interests and needs. Insightful classroom stories, assessment tools, checklists, comparative charts, and activities encourage new approaches and self-reflection as you plan your curriculum and put it into practice. Addressing new standards in early education, two new chapters focus on teaching academics in a meaningful way and guiding children as they play and learn.

    264 pages

    $34.95  
    $34.95  
  • The Visionary Director, 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    539801 (Softbound)
    540979 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-020-7 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-097-9 (e-book)

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    Be inspired to create a larger vision in early child care with this practical, popular professional development tool. Thoroughly revised, the second edition of The Visionary Director offers a concrete framework for organizing your ideas and work.

    336 pages

    $44.95  
    $44.95  
  • Designs for Living and Learning and Learning Together with Young Children Set

    Authors: Margie Carter, Deb Curtis

    Product Code:
    191001 (Softbound Book Set)
    ISBN:
    191001 (Softbound Book Set)
    Age Focus: 0-5
    Full Color

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    The Designs for Living and Learning Set includes two powerful books by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best-selling authors in the early learning field.

    Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments explores ways you can develop magical spaces for learning — both indoors and outdoors. Learning Together with Young Children, Second Edition: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers helps you re-examine your own philosophies and practices while facilitating children's learning.

    $79.95  
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