About the Author:



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.

Web site: www.explorationsearlylearning.com
Blog: www.jeffajohnson.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ExplorationsEarlyLearning

Jeff A. Johnson 's Books

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

    Author: Jeff A. Johnson

    Product Code:
    120031 (Softbound)
    542003 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-84-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-200-3 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0–2

    Description & More Details

    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

    $19.95  
    $19.95  
  • Everyday Early Learning: Easy and Fun Activities and Toys Made From Stuff You Can Find Around the House

    Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Zoe Johnson

    Product Code:
    110901 (Softbound)
    540580 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-42-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-058-0 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0–8

    Description & More Details



    If you know children who can turn empty boxes into racecars, horse-drawn wagons, or bear-infested caves, you have the ideal audience for this book. Filled with child- and wallet-friendly projects, this book teaches skills in literacy, math, science, and social areas. The projects promote learning by letting children be children and allow exploration and discovery through the process of doing.

    136 pages

    $19.95  
    $19.95  
  • Finding Your Smile Again: A Child Care Professional's Guide to Reducing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

    Author: Jeff A. Johnson

    Product Code:
    135101 (Softbound)
    541990 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-929610-93-8 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-199-0 (e-book)

    Description & More Details



    An estimated 30 to 40 percent of child care professionals leave the field, often due to burnout arising from some combination of long hours, isolation, low pay, and lack of respect. With humor and empathy, Finding Your Smile Again provides dozens of proven techniques for coping with stressful situations and diagnosing and preventing burnout. A family childcare provider and former child care center director, Jeff Johnson specifically addresses the stressors and challenges common among child care professionals. You'll find guidance in discovering your true purpose—whether it's in the child care field or beyond.

    176 pages

    $14.95  
    $14.95  
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