About the Author:

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

Deb Curtis has spent the past 40 years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs. She is the coauthor of numerous professional learning books with Margie Carter, 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.

She holds an MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as an infant/toddler caregiver, preschool and school age child care teacher, CDA trainer, Head Start education coordinator, college instructor, and assistant director of a child care program.

Deb Curtis 's Books

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  • Visionary Director, Third Edition

    Authors: Margie Carter, Deb Curtis, Luz Maria Casio

    Product Code:
    547282 (Softbound)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-728-2 (Softbound)

    Description & More Details

    Create a larger vision in your child care program and perform your job as a center director with motivation and creativity. Early childhood leaders Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, and Luz Casio provide inspiration and support in this newly updated edition of The Visionary Director.

    $44.95  
  • 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

    Description & More Details

    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  
  • Children's Lively Minds: Schema Theory Made Visible

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Nadia Jaboneta

    Product Code:
    546940 (Softbound)
    546957 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-694-0 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-695-7 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0-5
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Clear, practical advice for adults observing children's cognitive development associated with schema theory.

    Age focus: 0–5
    224 pages

    $44.95  
    $44.95  
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