About the Author:

Laura J. Colker is an international author, lecturer, and trainer in early childhood education. She is the author, or co-author, over 150 publications and instructional guides and has contributed to the development of more than 40 educational videos and PBS programs.  Dr. Colker is a co-author of the widely-used The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, now in its sixth edition.

Laura J. Colker 's Books

  • High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: The What, Why, and How

    Authors: Laura J. Colker, Derry Koralek   Foreword by: Diane Trister Dodge

    Product Code:
    545776 (Softbound)
    545783 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-577-6 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-578-3 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0–5

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

    Early childhood experts Laura J. Colker and Derry Koralek offer detailed descriptions of what one should see in high-quality programs (and why) to provide a strong foundation of child development knowledge and principles translated into practice.

    Age focus: 0–5.

    Softbound, 193 pgs.

  • Caring for Children in Family Child Care, Volume 2

    Authors: Derry Koralek, Laura J. Colker, Diane Trister Dodge

    Product Code:
    108901 (Softbound)
    978-1-879537-10-1 (Softbound)

    Description & More Details

    40% discount tag

    Completes the course with seven modules: communication, guidance, self, social development, families, program management, and professionalism.

  • Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically

    Authors: Derry Koralek, Laura J. Colker

    Product Code:
    546612 (Softbound)
    546629 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-661-2 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-662-9 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Foundational principles partnered with practical, hands-on activities to help children become optimistic thinkers and learners.
    Age focus: 3–6
    160 pages
    Available April 2019

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