About the Author:

Janet Gonzalez-Mena, MA, is a highly respected early childhood consultant, trainer, infant specialist, diversity specialist, and writer. She taught in the California community college system for more than thirty years and is currently part of the faculty for WestEd's Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) and Beginning Together, a training program for adults working with children with special needs. She is the author of Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences; 50 Strategies for Working with and Communicating with Diverse Families; Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers, Ninth Edition; and Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers. Janet has a master in arts degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.

Janet Gonzalez-Mena, MA 's Books

  • Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants & Toddlers

    Authors: Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA

    Product Code:
    896739 (Softbound)
    978-1-928896-73-9 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-2

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    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the field that all early childhood educators need a sound grasp on it. This engaging book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice.

    Age focus: 0-2. Softbound, 128 pgs.

  • Learning From the Bumps in the Road: Insights From Early Childhood Leaders

    Authors: Holly Elissa Bruno, Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, Janet Gonzalez-Mena MA, Luis Antonio Hernandez MA

    Product Code:
    542065 (Softbound)
    542607 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-206-5 (Softbound)
    9781605542607 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press

    Four dynamic leaders in early childhood share their insights and advice on a dozen professional development topics. Learning from the Bumps in the Road is a unique compilation of conversational essays that will prompt you to reflect on and strengthen your skills and abilities as you work with children, families, and colleagues. Topics include social-emotional competence, building relationships that support children, diversity and multicultural readiness, overcoming self-doubt, intentionality, power imbalances, technology, and curriculum and assessment.
    264 pages

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