About the Author:

Dave Riley, PhD, began working as a Head Start Assistant Teacher in East Los Angeles in 1972 and has several years' experience as a Head Start educational consultant. He has taught at the community college and university levels, including the last two decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Rothermel-Bascom professor of human ecology in the Development of Human Development and Family Studies and Child Development Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His published research has investigated parent-child relations, parenting education, and early care and education, including two earlier books by Redleaf Press. He was the co-director of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Excellence Initiative and the Wisconsin Child Care Research Partnership. He is a father.

Dave Riley, PhD 's Books

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  • Rethinking Nutrition, Revised: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Susan Nitzke, Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger, Georgine Jacobs

    Product Code:
    544335 (Softbound)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-433-5 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-5

    Description & More Details

    Free sample chapter

    Nutrition has vital and long-lasting effects on children's development. Good nutrition helps children learn better and promotes lifelong healthy eating habits. Connecting current scientific research with best practices, Rethinking Nutrition provides information to help you meet and understand children's nutritional and developmental needs.

    Age Focus: 0–5. Softbound, 192 pgs.

    $27.95  
  • Development Set

    Authors: Dave Riley, Joan Klinkner

    Product Code:
    150281 (Softbound Book Set)
    ISBN:
    150281 (Softbound Book Set)

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    Use the Development Set to learn what research says about common early childhood program practices. Each book explores the effectiveness of activities you intuitively know help children—such as singing nursery rhymes, holding young children while feeding them, and playing Simon Says—and how they support children's development.

    Save when you buy both Social and Emotional Development and Intellectual Development.

    $44.95  
  • Intellectual Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings

    Authors: Dave Riley, Ann Ramminger, Mary Carns, Colette Sisco, Joan Klinkner

    Product Code:
    150011 (Softbound)
    543406 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-63-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-340-6 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3–5

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    To the untrained eye, many of the common activities in early childhood settings may not seem educational, such as sorting blocks and singing nursery rhymes. Research, however, does show that these activities promote children's cognitive development.

    Read the table of contents, and a sample chapter, from this book!

    160 pages

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
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