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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  • Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    Reflective teaching—a continuous cycle of observing, documenting, and planning—supports children's learning and strengthens your teaching skills. Reflecting in Communities of Practice, a professional development workbook, will help you cultivate your creative, critical, and reflecting thinking skills through ten study sessions. Each session includes guided activities that focus on topics related to understanding the value and key elements of reflective teaching.

    80 pages

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

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    540399 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-039-9 (Softbound)
    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

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

    Authors: Margie Carter, Deb Curtis

    Product Code:
    191001 (Softbound Book Set)
    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.

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