Early Intervention/Early Childhood

Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children’s Positive Behavior

With expulsion rates three times higher in pre-K classrooms than in K–12 classrooms*, behavior is one of the biggest and most pressing challenges faced by early childhood educators and providers. Find research-based guidance and strategies in this book, an essential resource for professionals working with children from birth to age 5. You’ll start with a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of early ...

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide

To prevent and resolve common behavior problems in young children, early childhood teachers need a full understanding of what’s behind the behaviors and strategies that really work. This complete professional development package gives pre- and in-service educators the practical help they’ve been waiting for. Taking a “big picture” approach to this critical topic, this book-and-CD set illuminates the diverse influences ...

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The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook: The Primary Service Provider Approach

Early childhood professionals: looking for an effective way to ensure coordinated, family-centered services for young children and families? Discover the why and how of the primary service provider (PSP) approach to teaming, the widely used, evidence-based model that more and more states are adopting to strengthen care and services and improve family outcomes. Developed by the early childhood experts who ...

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Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk

Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges—and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to 3. The authors’ PAUSE framework (Perceive, Ask, Understand, Strategize, and Evaluate) walks home ...

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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support

Now early childhood professionals have their own guide to the popular Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model—the research-proven, family-centered approach used in schools nationwide to resolve challenging behaviors. Developed by top behavior experts, this practical, reader-friendly guidebook shows you how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by: Preventing behavior problems Teaching proactive communication and ...

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Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings, Second Edition

As more and more early childhood settings implement inclusive practices, teachers need to blend special and general education techniques to help all children learn. They’ll find out how with the new edition of this bestselling text, which combines today’s best practices for teaching young children with and without disabilities into one comprehensive approach. Ideal for current and future early childhood ...

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The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox: How to Build and Lead a High-Quality Program

Inclusion is clearly related to better outcomes for young children—but reports from the US Department of Education show the practice has grown by just 5% over the past 27 years. This is the how-to book preschool administrators, school district leaders, child care directors, and faculty need to step up the progress of early childhood inclusion through big-picture, systems-level change. Shaped ...

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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

Evidence-based and highly effective, coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community. An expanded, more practical follow-up to the groundbreaking Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, ...

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Six Steps to Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A UDL-Based Framework for Children’s School Success

How can inclusive early educators plan and deliver challenging instructions to help all young learners succeed in kindergarten? This guide has authoritative answers from some of today’s most renowned names in early childhood education. Presenting the Children’s School Success+ (CSS+) framework, for building a UDL-based plan for inclusive preschool instruction, this book is a powerful tool for using your existing ...

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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments

Aligned with DEC recommended practices and CEC standards! A must for future early interventionists, this introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families—and address the OSEP child outcomes so critical to a program’s success. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a ...

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DEC Recommended Practices Vols. 1–3

These three books from CEC’s Division for Early Childhood provide guidance on how to enhance services for young children—with additional focus on improving environment and connecting with families. Buy them as a set and save 15%! This set includes: Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families.  Turn research into real life with this overview of ...

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Seven Essentials for Family–Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention

Family–professional partnerships are essential to early intervention practice (birth–age 3). However, building and sustaining these partnerships is complex work. This book is about digging deeper and looking closer at what it takes to have successful relationships with each and every family. The authors explore seven partnership concepts, brought to life through the words and perspectives of families and professionals themselves. ...

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DEC Recommended Practices: Family. Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity is the third edition of the DEC Recommended Practices ...

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Getting Vocabulary Instruction Right for Children with Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss demonstrate lower vocabulary knowledge than their peers with normal hearing. In this R2P podcast, publications manager Lorraine Sobson, speaks with researcher Emily Lund about the need to address this problem with methods of vocabulary instruction that work. Emily co-authored the article “Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children with Hearing Loss” which appeared in Exceptional Children.   Listen ...

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Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the ...

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