About the Author:

Lisa DalyLisa Daly is passionate about transforming early learning to deepen meaningful experiences and connections, innovation, creativity, and reflection. Her professional work is centered around collaborating with educators to shift teaching approaches and transform learning environments to support children's identities, inquiry, and engagement. Lisa is professor emerita of early childhood education at Folsom Lake College, a child and family advocate, author, consultant, and presenter. Lisa has over 40 years of service as a classroom educator and administrator in preschool, parent co-operative, and college lab settings. She has co-authored Early Learning Theories Made Visible, and the award-winning Loose Parts series with Redleaf Press.

Lisa Daly 's Books

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  • Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children

    Authors: Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky

    Product Code:
    542744 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-274-4 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 0-6
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Brain Child Award free sample Loose PartsLoose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, this book provides inspiration and information about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless.

    232 pages

  • Early Learning Theories Made Visible

    Authors: Miriam Beloglovsky, Lisa Daly

    Product Code:
    542362 (Softbound)
    9781605542362 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 2–5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press free sample Early Learning Theories Made Visible

    Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern programs and teacher practices. With classroom vignettes and colorful photographs, this book makes the works of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardner, and Louise Derman-Sparks visible, accessible, and easier to understand. Each theory is defined—through engaging stories and rich visuals—in relation to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental domains. Use this book to build a stronger comprehension of the foundations of early learning theories and become more reflective and intentional in your work with young children.

    220 pages

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