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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  • The Art of Awareness, Second Edition: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    540863 (Softbound)
    542492 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-086-3 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-249-2 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0-5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    The art of observing children is more than merely the act of watching them—it is also using what you see and hear to craft new opportunities in your classroom. This resource provides a wealth of inspiration and practice. It will help you learn to observe in new ways. You'll witness children's remarkable competencies as they experience childhood, and find new joy in your work with children.

    232 pages

    $44.95  
    $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  
  • The Visionary Director, 2nd Edition: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    539801 (Softbound)
    540979 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-020-7 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-097-9 (e-book)

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    Be inspired to create a larger vision in early child care with this practical, popular professional development tool. Thoroughly revised, the second edition of The Visionary Director offers a concrete framework for organizing your ideas and work.

    336 pages

    $44.95  
    $44.95  
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