About the Author:

Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

Deb Curtis 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.

Margie Carter holds an MA from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as a preschool, kindergarten and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor.

Margie and Deb first met in 1989 when Deb was working as an education coordinator for Head Start and Margie was the training coordinator for a local resource and referral agency in Seattle. They immediately discovered they shared a passion for promoting adventurous childhood experiences, voracious quests for new learning, and raising sons with a feminist consciousness. Influenced by the work of Elizabeth Jones, they attended graduate school together at Pacific Oaks College, where their twenty-year collaborative partnership began. Together, they have designed and taught college classes, worked side-by-side with classroom teachers, produced professional development videos, and co-authored seven books. In the last decade, Margie has focused her attention on working with directors to develop strong administrative systems that support reflective teaching. Deb has returned to work directly with children, putting into practice the philosophy and vision that they promote in their extensive travel across North America, Australia, and New Zealand to give presentations and consult with early childhood programs. Both are regular writers for Child Care Information Exchange and contributors to other publications.

In this era of standardization and prescription in education, Deb and Margie stand for the creative and critical thinking that leads to education for democracy. They strongly believe that high quality care and education for young children and their families requires leaders and practitioners who are able to think through the dynamics of their work with a larger purpose and vision. They encourage early educators and administrators to think big, be visionary, and take responsibility for transforming the current limitations and mediocrity in early childhood.

Visit their website:www.ecetrainers.com

Deb Curtis 's Books

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  • Giving Children More Languages

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    320141 (CD-ROM)
    ISBN:
    320141 (CD-ROM)

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    40% discount tag

    Inspired by the practices of Reggio Emilia, this presentation includes images of infants through school-age children from programs around the United States. Best-selling authors Deb Curtis and Margie Carter have created this CD-ROM PowerPoint presentation as s self-study guide on issues surrounding early childhood learning environments. This guide is an excellent companion to Designs for Living and Learning, Curtis and Carter's book on creating magical environments that nurture children, families, and staff.

    $24.00  
  • Learning Together With Young Children: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers

    Authors: Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

    Product Code:
    414001 (Softbound)
    541730 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-92961097-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-173-0 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0-5

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    Many curriculum books treat teaching as something you do to or for children. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best selling authors in the early learning field, believe teaching is a collaborative process in which you reexamine your own philosophy and practices while facilitating children's learning.

    272 pages

    $44.95  
    $44.95  
  • Designs for Living and Learning and Learning Together with Young Children Set

    Authors: Margie Carter, Deb Curtis

    Product Code:
    191001 (Softbound Book Set)
    ISBN:
    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.

    $79.95  
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