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Jeff A. Johnson


Jeff A. Johnson spent twenty-five years as a child care provider in center- and home-based programs. He now works full time as an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, toymaker, and early learning advocate. He is the author or coauthor of eight Redleaf Press books.

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Jeff A. Johnson's Books

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  • Keeping Your Smile: Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention

    Author: Jeff A. Johnson
    Product Code: 150321
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-85-3

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    Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote about his own burnout in Finding Your Smile Again, offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools to help you work with children with passion and maintain a satisfying career in the field. Included are profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers

    224 pages

  • Babies in the Rain: Promoting Play, Exploration, and Discovery with Infants and Toddlers

    Author: Jeff A. Johnson
    Product Code: 120031
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-84-6

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    There are many ways to help children thrive in their earliest years of life. Babies in the Rain explains the theories behind the best practices for infant and toddler care, as well as preferred methods for doing so. In a personable, humorous voice, Jeff Johnson shares his own stories about the amazing ways infants and toddlers learn. He offers valuable information on how to spend quality time with young children by building strong emotional environments, nurturing meaningful relationships, and promoting child-centered, age-appropriate learning.

    176 pages

  • Let Them Play: An Early Learning (UN) Curriculum

    Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger
    Product Code: 540535
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-053-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free Sample Chapter

    Playtime is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As they play, children master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. This (un)curriculum is all about fostering children's play, trusting children as capable and engaged learners, and leaving behind boxed curriculums and prescribed activities. Filled with information on the guiding principles that make up an (un)curriculum, learning experience ideas, and suggestions for building strong emotional and engaging physical environments, Let Them Play provides support to those who believe in the learning power of play.

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