About the Author:

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Marie L. Masterson, PhD, is the Director of Quality Assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University and former professor of early childhood education. She is a national speaker, child behavior expert, researcher, and author of multiple books and articles that address behavior guidance, early care and education, and high-quality teaching. Dr. Masterson is an educational consultant to state departments of education, schools, childcare centers, and social-service and parenting organizations. She is a Fulbright specialist and former early childhood specialist for the Virginia Department of Education.

Marie L. Masterson, PhD 's Books

  • Serious Fun: How Guided Play Extends Children's Learning

    Authors: Marie L. Masterson, Holly Bohart

    Product Code:
    113390 (Book)
    9781938113390 (Book)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    Guided play is a powerful tool educators can use to help preschoolers and kindergartners learn essential knowledge and skills in the context of playful situations.

  • Let's Talk Toddlers: A Practical Guide to High-Quality Teaching

    Author: Marie L. Masterson

    Product Code:
    545752 (Softbound)
    545769 (e-book)
    978-1-60554-575-2 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-576-9 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 1-3

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

    This user-friendly book speaks to the realities, challenges, and needs of daily life with rambunctious, enthusiastic, unpredictable toddlers in group settings. With informative and real-life examples, you get immediate take-away action steps that detail solutions and resources for practice. Let’s Talk Toddlers addresses the whole child in the context of family and community. It ensures the highest level of nurture for every area of children’s development, including physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive, self-regulation, and personal skills, such as emotion and behavior regulation and self-care, as well as mental health and well-being.

    232 pages.

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