CESA #4 Early Education Curriculum and Assessment Resources
To borrow these materials please contact:
Jen Kalis, Early Education Director
Response to Intervention (RtI) Statewide Coordinator
(608) 786-4810; Toll Free (800) 514-3075
NAEYC at 75 (1926-2001) Reflections on the Past, Challenges for the Future (2001 Softcover book; 214) join NAEYC in celebrating 75 years of promoting excellence in early childhood education.
NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria (2005 Softcover book; 132 pp.) In this book, early childhood professionals will find information about the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria, which were approved by the NAEYC Governing Board in 2005. Together, the Standards and Criteria provide a measure of quality and a consistent process for programs working to improve.
Native Wisconsin Official Guide to Native American Communities in Wisconsin (Softcover book; 35 pp.)
New Possibilities for Early Childhood Education: Stories from Our Nontraditional Students by Susan Bernheimer (2003 Softcover book; 132 pp.) New perspectives needed to support the courageous choices of all our nontraditional students.
One Child, Two Languages by Patton O. Tabors (1997 Softcover book; 195 pp.) This is a guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language. Specific techniques are covered that are needed to facilitate the natural progression of second-language acquisition in young children.
(The) Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. (1998 Softcover book; 322 pp.) The first accessible, clearly written guide to Sensory Integration Dysfunction—and a drug-free approach that offers new hope for parents.
(The) Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. (2005 Softcover book; 356 pp.) The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)—and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents—now revised and updated.
(The) Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. (2003 Softcover book; 322 pp.) Over 100 fun activities to use for kids with sensory processing disorder. 2 copies are available.
Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior by Meme Hieneman, Karen Childs, and Jane Sergay (2006 Softcover book; 206 pp.) Developed by parents and professionals with extensive experience in Positive Behavior Support, this book introduces this creative problem-solving approach to behavior and translates the research behind PBS into concrete strategies every parent can understand and use.
Pathways to Competence: Encouraging Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children by Sarah Landy, Ph.D. (2002 Softcover book; 582 pp.) Whether used in the field, or in training sessions with pre-service and in-service professionals, this is a thorough an versatile reference for working effectively with families and building pathways for young children’s healthy social and emotional lives. 5 copies are available.
Pathways to Competence for Young Children: A Parenting Program by Sarah Landy, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Thompson, Ph.D. (2006 Softcover book/DVD; 236 pp.) Professionals can help parents understand and manage their children’s behavior and take an active role in guiding social-emotional development. Everything professionals need to conduct a Pathways to Competence Parenting Group is included. 2 copies are available.
Pathways Trail Mix: A Collection of Ideas and Training Activities in Early Intervention Service Coordination by Peggy Rosin, Liz Hecht, Meredith Green, and Sue Robbins (1999 3-ring binder. 335 pp.)
Positive Discipline: A Teacher’s A-Z Guide by Jane Nelson, Roslyn Duffy, Linda Escobar, Kate Ortolano, and Debbie Owen-Sohocki (1996 Softcover book; 361 pp.) A win-win discipline guide to the vast arrayof problems and challenges teachers face today—from everyday issues such as gum chewing, name calling, and note passing to more serious concerns such as bullying, hyperactivity, poor attendance, gangs, and violence. Applicable to all grade levels.
Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation and Responsibility in Your Classroom by Jane Nelson, Ed.D., Lynn Lott, M.A., and H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D. (2000 Softcover book; 241 pp.) Create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, use encouragement rather than praise and rewards, instill valuable social skills and positive behavior, and understand the motivation behind students’ behavior instead of looking for causes.
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelson, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, M.A., and Roslyn Duffy (1998 Softcover book; 351 pp.) A commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today’s world. Updated to the latest research in child development, this book will teach you how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Positive Discipline: The First Three Years by Jane Nelson, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, M.A., and Roslyn Duffy (1998 Softcover book; 281 pp.) Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without.
(The) Power of Guidance: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms by Dan Gartrell (2004 Softcover book; 194 pp.) A compilation of well-received writings on approaches to young child guidance will be greatly appreciated by all those who work with young children. 2 copies are available.
(The) Power of Observation for Birth Through Eight by Judy R. Jablon, Amy Laura Dombro, and Margo L. Dichtelmiller (2007 Softcover book; 194 pp.) This book explores the vital connection between observation and effective teaching. Much more than a set of skills, observation is a mind-set of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers learn more about each child in their care.
(The) Power of Projects: Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms—Strategies and Solutions edited by Judy Harris Helm and Sallee Beneke (2003 Softcover book; 120 pp.) This timely volume will help teachers on the front line to tackle the key challenges they face in today’s classrooms with children ages 3-8.
Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development: Evidence, Strategies, and Resources by Pamela J. Winton, Jeanette A. McCollum, and Camille Catlett (2008 Softcover book; 285 pp.) The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them.
Preschool for Parents by Diane Trister Dodge and Toni S. Bickart (1998 Softcover book; 172 pp.) Preschool for Parents is a must-have guide for finding and selecting a great, safe preschool and giving your child the best opportunity to learn, play and grow.
Preschool Sense: Preschool Sensory Scan for Educators designed by Carol S. Kranowitz (2005 Softcover book; 64 pp.) A valuable new tool to facilitate collaboration between OTs and Preschool teachers.
Preventing Early Learning Failure edited by Bob Sornson ASCD (2001 Softcover book; 193 pp.) Expert educators describe practices that can help children find success in school
(The) Project Approach: Making Curriculum Come Alive – Book One by Sylvia C. Chard, Ph.D. (1994 Softcover book; 63 pp.) First in a continuing series of guides developed to help teachers every step of the way in implementing good projects with children from preschool through the elementary grades.
Promoting Meaningful Learning: Innovations in Educating Early Childhood Professionals edited by Nicola J. Yelland (2000 Softcover book; 116 pp.) Teacher educators from Australia and the United States describe experiences and innovative approaches in educating early childhood professionals in the university and other contexts.
Raising Resilient Children: A Curriculum to Foster Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Children by Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks (2002 Softcover book; 97 pp.) This curriculum provides parents with strategies they can use to ensure their children are emotionally prepared to face any challenges or setbacks life may throw at them. Perfect for parent education programs!
Ramps and Pathways: a constructivist approach to physics with young children by Rheta De Vries and Christina Sales (2011 Softcover book; 103 pp.) If you think the words young children and physics don’t belong together, think again. This book successfully makes the case for building a constructivist approach to physical science learning in the early childhood classroom.
Reaching Potentials: Appropriate Curriculum and Assessment for Young Children Volume 1 edited by Sue Bredekamp and Teresa Rosegant (1992 Softcover book; 170 pp.) The potentials addressed in this book are the virtually unlimited potentials of young children—to become artists, writers, musicians, mathematicians, scientists, or athletes, but most importantly, to become healthy, sensitive, caring, and fully contributing members of society.
Reaching Potentials: Transforming Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment Volume 2 edited by Sue Bredekamp and Teresa Rosegrant (1995 NAEYC’ 176 pp.) To help children reach their potential as learners, early childhood educators must transform curriculum and assessment to convey important knowledge from the disciplines in meaningful ways. Experts in the field cover many different curriculums.
Reaching Standards and Beyond in Kindergarten: Nurturing Children’s Sense of Wonder and Joy in Learning by Gera Jacobs and Kathy Crowley (2010; Softcover book; 148 pp.) The authors show how creative play activities can help children reach standards in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts. This resource provides novice teachers with field-tested strategies and gives veteran teachers fresh ideas to add to their existing instructional repertoire.
Readiness: School, Family, and Community Connections (Annual Synthesis 2004 National Center for Connections with Family and Community Schools; Softcover book; 114 pp.) This report is one of a series funded by the US Dept. of Education to provide practitioner leaders and others with reliable information they can use to improve local policies and practices.
Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach edited by Lililan G. Katz and Bernard Cesarone (1994 Softcover book; 109 pp.) Early childhood educators around the world continue to be deeply inspired and enlightened by what we are learning from the preprimary schools of Reggio Emilia. This is a collection of papers representing a variety of perspectives on the implications of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education.
Relationships, the Heart of Quality Care: Creating Community Among Adults in Early Care Settings by Amy C. Baker and Lynn A. Manfredi/Petitt (2004 Softcover book; 186 pp.) When adult connections are caring and strong, parents, caregivers, and directors are empowered to work together to help children thrive.
Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture by Diane E. Levin (1998 Softcover book; 184 pp.) Heavy doses of violence, stereotypes, commercialism, and no-brain entertainment bombard our children. This book provides effective strategies we can all use to minimize media culture’s harmful effects and to reshape the media environment that children grow up in.
Rethinking Pull-Out Services in Early Intervention: A Professional Resource by R. A. McWilliam, Ph.D. (1996 Softcover book; 386 pp.) What are the advantages of providing integrated services in center-based early intervention settings? What are the barriers? How can early intervention professionals and families make the critical shift from pull-out to integrated services in a way that benefits children without compromising the contributions of the professionals involved?
(The) Right Stuff for Children Birth to 8: Selecting Play Materials to Support Development by Martha B. Bronson (1995 Softcover book; 154 pp.) Your budget never stretches to cover all the materials and equipment you’d like to buy? In this handbook, you’ll see at a glance what play and learning materials are most beneficial for children of different ages—from early infancy through the primary grades—and the key features to look for in each item.
Scaffolding Children’s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education by Laura E. Berk and Adam Winsler (1995 Softcover book; 182 pp.) This book introduces early childhood educators to Vygotsky’s perspective, research on young children that has been stimulated by it, and current educational practices emanating from it.
School Readiness and Social-Emotional Development: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity edited by Barbara Bowman and Evelyn K. Moore (2006 Softcover book; 98 pp.) The book is comprised of a compilation of papers written by early childhood experts on a variety of topics.
Secure Relationships: Nurturing Infant/Toddler Attachment in Early Care Settings by Alice Sterling Honig (2002 Softcover book; 78 pp.) For healthy adjustment in childhood and later in life, infants and toddlers need secure attachments to the adults who care for them. Loving, responsive, and consistent care from primary caregivers is key to young children learning to form relationships. The author distills key points needed in understanding and building attachment. You will find vital information and sound advice for caregivers—and parents, too.
Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very young Children Interact With Their Environment by G. Gordon Williamson and Marie E. Anzalone (2001 Softcover book; 130 pp.) This book is written for a multidisciplinary audience of practitioners who support the development of infants and young children in a broad array of settings—including child care, head Start and Early Head Start, early intervention, neonatal intensive care follow-up, developmental clinics, infant mental health centers, and child life programs.
(The) Simple Truths of Service Inspired by Johnny the Bagger by Ken Blanchard and Barbara Glanz (2005 Hardcover book/DVD; 77 pp.) The real competitive edge you have today is how you treat your customers. The one thing your competition can’t take away from you is the relationship your people have with your customers. You and everyone in your organization can make a difference in your customers’ lives.
Six Simple Ways to Assess Young Children by Sue Y. Gober (2002 Softcover book; 144 pp.) An easy-to-read resource for child care providers and educators who are concerned about the most valid ways to evaluate growth and development of the children they teach. With clearly presented principles and terminology use, this text represents the important role that assessment plays in accountabilities of teaching children.
Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood by Isaura Barrera and Robert M. Corso with Dianne Macpherson (2003 Softcover book; 255 pp.) This book gives readers a model for meeting one of their biggest challenges; honoring the diverse identities of the children and families they serve.
Sometimes I Get all Scribbly: Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Maureen Bissen Neuville (1995 Softcover book; 157 pp.)
Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. (1995 Softcover book; 237 pp.) The body’s role in thinking and learning is presented for the first time in a popular readable format, thoroughly supported by scientific research. 2 copies are available.
Spotlight on Young Children and Assessment edited by Derry Koralek (2004 Softcover book; 64 pp.) Sound, high-quality assessment can be a powerful tool in improving teaching and learning. This volume’s highly accessible articles address the multiple purposes and uses of assessment.
Spotlight on Young Children and Families edited by Derry Koralek (2007 Softcover book; 64 pp.) Families come in many forms, reflecting varied ethnicities, cultures, belief systems, and family structures. When educators acknowledge, respect, and value those differences, welcoming families as partners in their children’s learning and members of the classroom community, children are more likely to succeed—in early education and beyond. 2 copies are available.
Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades by the Teaching Tolerance Project (1997 Softcover book, 250 pp.) The vision of community that the early childhood classroom provides can color children’s ideas and expectations about equity, cooperation and citizenship for a lifetime.
(The) State of Preschool 2006 by W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D., Jason T. Hustedt, Ph.D., Laura E. Hawkinson, M.P.A., and Kenneth B. Robin, Psy.D. (2006 Softcover book; 232 pp.) Data from all 50 states regarding Preschool programs in the United States for the 2005-2006 academic year.
Supporting Boys’ Learning: Strategies for Teacher Practice, Pre-K-Grade 3 by Barbara Sprung, Merle Forschl, and Nancy Gropper (2010 Softcover book; 104 pp.) This book will help teachers develop knowledge and strategies for teaching boys in ways that build on their strengths, respect their individual development levels, and adhere to principles of child development.
(The) Teacher’s Idea Book by Michelle Graves (1989 Softcover book; 75 pp.) This handy guide is packed with practical ideas from the internationally acclaimed High/Scope Curriculum.
Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: Building a Peaceable Classroom by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. (1994 Softcover book; 184 pp.) This book is a tool for the early childhood educator who wants to make a positive contribution to peace and violence prevention in our society. It serves as a toolbox for translating good intentions into effective classroom management and teaching practice.
(The) Temperament Perspective: Working with Children’s Behavioral Styles by Jan Kristal (2005 Softcover book; 420 pp.) This book will help a broad range of professionals improve interactions by working with each child’s individual temperament.
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm (2005 Softcover book; 111 pp.) Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism.
There’s got to Be a Better Way: Discipline that Works for Parents and Teachers by Dr. Becky Bailey (2003 Softcover book; 325 pp.) One of the only books for parents and teachers that unites discipline values and strategies at home and in our schools.
Time Out: Abuses and Effective Uses by Jane Nelson and H. Stephen Glenn (1992 Softcover book; 109 pp.) A guide for parents and teachers that uses popular discipline methods to empower and encourage children.
Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services by Atelia I. Melaville and Martin J. Blank with Gelareh Asayesh (1993 Softcover book; 157 pp.) A practical tool for the many communities working to create a more comprehensive, family-focused service system for children and their families.
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education by Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong (2007 Softcover book; 235 pp.) This unique text provides in-depth information about major concepts and principles of the cultural-historical theory developed by Lev Vygotsky, his students and colleagues, as well as three generations of neo-Vygotskian scholars in Russia and in the West. 2 copies are available.
Total Leaders: Applying the Best Future-Focused Change Strategies to Education by Charles J. Schwahn and William G. Spady (1998 Softcover book; 142 pp.) Total leaders is our best attempt to put the minds and insights of the most respected authorities to work in one simple yet dynamic leadership and change model that will strengthen your leadership insights, performance, and effectiveness.
Training Teachers: A Harvest of Theory and Practice by Margie Carter and Deb Curtis (1994 Softcover book; 274 pp.) This book is for anyone responsible for staff development or for those interested in training as the next step in their career path in Early Childhood education.
Using IGDIs: Monitoring Progress and Improving Intervention for Infants and Young Children by Judith J. Carta, Charles Greenwood, Dale Walker, and Jay Buzhardt (2010 Softcover book; 244 pp.) As early childhood programs implement response to intervention, the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) will be the tool of choice for reliable, ongoing progress monitoring. That’s why every program needs this book, the one-and-only guide to using the popular IGDIs accurately and efficiently.
Valuing Diversity: The Primary Years by Janet Brown McCracken (1993 Softcover book; 104 pp.) Families and teachers are well aware that children’s lives are shaped largely by their early experiences. We dream that they—if not we—might live in a harmonious, diverse, democratic society. We begin to prepare children to handle such responsibility during infancy and into the elementary years; our learning continues throughout adulthood.
What Happened to the World? Helping Children in Turbulent Times by Jim Greenman (2001 Softcover book; 65 pp.) As parents, educators, employers, and caregivers we wan to provide the children around us with the support, reassurance and understanding they need to restore their sense of security and calm.
What is Montessori Preschool? edited by David Kahn (1995 Softcover book; 23 pp.) The history and concepts of a Montessori preschool classroom are detailed in this book.
What is Montessori Elementary? Edited by David Kahn (1995 Softcover book; 17 pp.) This book continues the Montessori journey into elementary school.
When Teachers Reflect: Journeys Toward Effective, Inclusive Practice edited by Elizabeth A. Tertell, Susan M. Klein, and Janet L. Jewett (1998 Softcover book; 198 pp.) Eighteen teachers candidly tell the stories of their journeys toward inclusive, developmentally appropriate practice. Guidance, play, individualizing, collaboration, inclusion, emergent curriculum, and working with families are major themes throughout the book.
Widening the Circle: Including Children with Disabilities in Preschool Programs edited by Samuel L. Odom (2002 Softcover book; 212 pp.) In this book, a distinguished group of early childhood special educators and researchers explores the barriers to and influences on inclusive education settings for young children.
(The) Wisconsin Early Care and Education Career Guide, edited by Debi Schwid, Jill Haglund, Linda Leonhart, and Julia Herwig (2001 Softcover book; 74 pp. + additional Appendices) An overview of early childhood career opportunities in Wisconsin, a summary of key resources, definitions of common terms and a framework for individualized professional development planning.
Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner’s Guide for American Teachers by Julianne P. Wurm (2005 Softcover book; 142.pp.) This book is based on an American teacher’s firsthand experience observing and working in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, this thoughtful resource emphasizes self-study and the careful examination of your own view of the child to bring your program into alignment with your values, the hallmark of Reggio practice.
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools by Karen Worth and Sharon Grollman (2003 Softcover book; 168 pp.) This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and concepts for the very young.
(The) Young Child and Mathematics by Juanita V. Copley (2000 Softcover book; 185 pp.) The author shows us how to make preschool and primary classrooms into exciting mathematical worlds for children. Based on ANEYC guidelines and the NCTM standards, this book offers classroom vignettes and teacher-tested activities and strategies that will inspire early childhood teachers.
Young Children in ACTION: A Manual for Preschool Educators by Mary Hohmann, Bernard Banet and David P. Weikart (1979 Softcover book; 325 pp.) The educational approach presented here—the Cognitively Oriented Preschool Curriculum—is directed to early childhood specialists and students seeking a framework for planning and evaluating preschool programs, and to caregivers in whatever capacity whose concern is to improve the lives of children.
Young Exceptional Children – Practical Ideas for Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Monograph Series No.1) edited by Susan Sandall and Michaelene M. Ostrosky (1999 Softcover book; 768 pp.) Most challenging behaviors can be addressed without removing young children from inclusive settings. This monograph shows how you can more effectively prevent, identify, and address challenging behaviors by taking a positive behavioral approach.
Young Exceptional Children – Assessment: Gathering Meaningful Information (Monograph Series No.4) edited by Michaelene M. Ostrosky and Eva Horn (2002 Softcover book; 118 pp.) Identifying and assessing children who are disabled, have developmental delays, or who are gifted/talented are among the most important steps in intervention planning and curriculum evaluation for exceptional children.
Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years by Judy Harris Helm and Lilian Katz (2001 Softcover book; 97 pp.) All children, even those considered “at risk” may benefit from the exploratory and child-initiated nature of project investigations in order to achieve mastery of basic literacy skills.