About the Author:

Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, is an author, attorney, professor, acclaimed keynote speaker, and host of an online radio program. She is an alumna of Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management, teaches leadership courses for The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Wheelock College, and is a frequent contributor to Child Care Information Exchange and the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Young Children publication. Previously, Holly Elissa served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine and Assistant Dean at the University of Maine School of Law. Holly Elissa's books include What You Need to Lead an Early Childhood Program: Emotional Intelligence in Practice, Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs, and Learning from the Bumps in the Road: Insights from Early Childhood Leaders.

Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD 's Books

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  • The Comfort of Little Things: An Educator's Guide to Second Chances

    Author: Holly Elissa Bruno

    Product Code:
    544090 (Softbound)
    544106 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-409-0 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-410-6 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press Living Now Award Free sample chapter

    Educators are among the most loving and nurturing people on earth. Yet those same caring adults are too often very hard on themselves. The Comfort of Little Things provides strategies and tips on how to give yourself a second chance. Drawing on the growing body of brain research along with personal experience and stories from educators, Holly Elissa Bruno fills her book with ideas that will help you see the world with the wonder of a child. You can learn to open yourself to the moment, to look at yourself anew, and to let go of negativity. As she writes, "Second chances come from letting go of what holds us back. These second chances take more work. The work is always rewarded. Fear not."

    Softbound , 144pgs.

  • Learning From the Bumps in the Road: Insights From Early Childhood Leaders

    Authors: Holly Elissa Bruno, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA, Luis Antonio Hernandez MA

    Product Code:
    542065 (Softbound)
    542607 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-206-5 (Softbound)
    9781605542607 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    Four dynamic leaders in early childhood share their insights and advice on a dozen professional development topics. Learning from the Bumps in the Road is a unique compilation of conversational essays that will prompt you to reflect on and strengthen your skills and abilities as you work with children, families, and colleagues. Topics include social-emotional competence, building relationships that support children, diversity and multicultural readiness, overcoming self-doubt, intentionality, power imbalances, technology, and curriculum and assessment.
    264 pages

  • Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs

    Authors: Tom Copeland, Holly Elissa Bruno

    Product Code:
    753774 (Softbound)
    978-0-8077-5377-4 (Softbound)

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    Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits provides sample policies, procedures, and best practices to help you gain confidence in preventing and resolving legal challenges and conflicts with families and staff members. Chapters include information to help you

    • Gain insight from legal history, legal theory, and basic research
    • Act ethically while reducing the risks of a lawsuit
    • Use contracts and policies to reduce conflicts with parents
    • Build partnerships with families, prevent sticky situations, and promote clear expectations
    • Implement prevention strategies to keep your child care center safe for everyone
    • Understand minority rights
    • Maintain privacy and confidentiality in the Internet age
    • Hire employees with ethical and legal policies in place
    • Step up to the plate when it comes to supervision challengers
    • Understand whether or not you have full coverage with your insurance plan

    192 pages
    Copublished with Teachers College Press.

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