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Title

Author

Subject

Description

Code

1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland Doherty Play & Games Practice identifying and matching various fairy objects CCRR

250 Management Success Stories from Child Care Center Directors

Child Care Information Exchange

Business

Topics include motivation, training, benefits, meetings, parent relations, resource development and management

L2-8, CCRR

Activities for the Spark, Volume 1

Lewman, Fowler

Curriculum, Early Literacy

Curriculum designed around children’s books

CCRR

Activities for the Spark, Volume 2

Lewman, Fowler

Curriculum, Early Literacy

Curriculum designed around children’s books

CCRR

Administering Programs for Young Children

McCracken, NAEYC

Business

Covers staffing, programming, child health, families and management

CCRR

Art: Basic for Young Children

Lasky, Mukerji, NAEYC

Art , Preschool

Why and how to implement art and creative experiences

CCRR

Big Book of Fairy Things to Make and Do Gilpin, Pratt, Watt Activities, Crafts 50 fun fairy-inspired things for children to make CCRR

Block Book, The

Hirsch, NAEYC

Toys, Play & Games

Discusses the value of block play and its effective uses

CCRR, FCC3, L2-1

Blueprint for Action

Bloom, Sheerer, Britz

Business

Achieving Center-Based Change Through Staff Development

CCRR

Building Bridges with Multicultural Picture Books: For Children 3-5

Beaty

Literacy, Special Needs

Help children relate to and accept people of varying cultures

CCRR

Building Your Baby’s Brain

Dodge, Heroman

Child Development

Suggestions for nurturing brain development

FCC3 (2), L1-2 (2), CCRR (2)

Calming Your Fussy Baby, The Brazelton Way

Brazelton

Infant/Toddler, Child Development

Step-by-step advice for calming fussy newborns

CCRR, RT4

Caring for Our Children (video series handbook)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Health & Safety

National health and safety performance standards

CCRR

Celebrate! An Anti-Bias Guide to Enjoying Holidays

Bisson

Curriculum

Strategies for implementing culturally and developmentally appropriate holiday activities

CCRR, L2-7

Child Care Center Management Guide

Cherry, Harkness, Kuzma, Bates

Business

A hands-on resource including tips on financial management and legal disclosures

CCRR

Child Care That Works

Cochran

Partnering with Parents

Parents’ guide to finding quality child care

CCRR

Childhood Emergencies: What To Do

Marin Child Care Council

Health & Safety

A quick reference guide for emergency situations

CCRR

Children’s Play: The Roots of Reading

Zigler, Singer, Bishop-Josef

Early Literacy, Play & Games

The importance of play in literacy development and more

CCRR

Children's Step-By-Step Cook Book, The

Wilkes

Food & Nutrition

Photographic cooking lessons for young chefs

CCRR

Circle of Influence

Bloom

Business

Implementing shared decision making and participative management

CCRR

Clip Art Collection II

Carson-Dellosa

Arts & Crafts

see title

CCRR

Clip Art Collection III

Carson-Dellosa

Arts & Crafts

see title

CCRR

Companies That Care

Morgan, Tucker

Business, Partnering with Parents

Information on the most family-friendly companies in America, what they offer and how they got that way

CCRR

Complete Guide to Choosing Child Care, The

Berezin

Partnering with Parents

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral’s guide to choosing child care

CCRR

Developing and Administering a Child Care Center

Sciarra, Dorsey

Business

Details on what is involved in the start-up and day-to-day operation of a child care center.

CCRR

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

NAEYC, Bredekamp, Copple

Child Development

Developmentally appropriate practice and guidelines

CCRR, L1-1 (2)

Director Tips

Pre-K Today

Business

Tips on staff development, curriculum, health, safety and parent relations

CCRR

Discipline, The Brazelton Way

Brazelton

Discipline, Child Development

Unique solutions to helping children become well-behaved and cooperative

CCRR, RT4

Don't Let Your Career Hurt Your Kids (cassette tape)

Scoresby

Child Issues, Partnering with Parents

Cassette tape to help parents to successfully adapt between work and home

CCRR

Employers and Family Day Care

Ward

FCC

Background information on employer support for child care

CCRR

Even More Fizzle, Bubble, Pop & Wow!

Murphy

Science, Curriculum

Simple science experiments for young children

CCRR

Everything For Fall

Charner

Curriculum

Variety of activity and projects ideas for the months of September through November

CCRR. TBP2

Everything for Spring

Charner

Curriculum

Variety of activity and project ideas for the months of March through May

CCRR, TBP3

Everything for Winter

Charner

Curriculum

Variety of activity and project ideas for the months of December through February

CCRR, TBP1

Explorations with Young Children

Mitchell, David, Bank Street College of Education

Curriculum

Curriculum principles for early childhood programs

CCRR

Fairy Cooking Gilpin, Atkinson Activities Delightful book of delicious fairy-inspired recipes for children CCRR
Fairy Houses Kane Dramatic Play Beautifully illustrated story of a young girl and her experience with fairies and building fairy houses CCRR
Fairy Houses...Everywhere! Kane Arts & Crafts A photographic tour revealing the power of imagination in the creative and fun world of Fairy Houses CCRR
Fairy Things to Make and Do Activity Cards Usborne Activities, Crafts 50 Activity Cards filled with fairy-inspired activities for children CCRR

Families in Focus

Boswell

Partnering with Parents

Seven secrets to a successful family

CCRR

Family Child Care Contracts & Policies

Copeland

Business

How to be businesslike in a caring profession

CCRR, GE3, FCC4 (3)

Family Day Care Providers Management Guide

Cherry, Harkness

FCC, Business

A large binder full of management suggestions

FCC4, CCRR

Family-Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs

Diffily, Morrison, NAEYC

Partnering with Parents, Business

Reader friendly, educational messages to add into letters to parents

CCRR, L2-6

Feeding Your Child, The Brazelton Way

Brazelton

Child Development, Food

Guide to helping parents avoid the most common and frustrating feeding problems for any age

CCRR, RT4

File Folder Games: Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade

Carson-Dellosa

Activities

see title

CCRR

File Folder Games: Reading and Math

Carson-Dellosa

Activities

see title

CCRR

Focus On The Children (cassette tapes)

Scoresby

Child Issues, Partnering with Parents

Six cassette tapes for helping parents understand their child's growth

CCRR

Folder Game Festival for Preschool and Kindergarten

Commins

Activities

Hundreds of easy-to-construct, fun-to-do games and projects using ordinary file folders.

CCRR

Giving it Some Thought

Rand

Business

Scenarios for practicing early childhood decision-making

CCRR

Great Outdoors, The

Rivkin

Play & Games, Child Issues

Urges a restoration of children’s right to play outside

L2-2, CCRR

Group Games in Early Education

Kamii, DeVries, NAEYC

Play & Games

Implications of Piaget's theory

CCRR

Guide to Successful Fundraising

Child Care Information Exchange

Business

10 articles dealing with successful keys to raising funds

CCRR

Guide to Toilet Training

American Academy of Pediatrics

Child Development

Step-by-step guide for ways to encourage progress in toileting

CCRR

Healthy Foundations

Center for Family Life Education

Child Issues

Teacher’s guide to responding to young children’s questions and behaviors regarding sexuality

CCRR

Healthy Sexuality Development

Chrisman, Couchenour, NAEYC

Child Issues & Development

A guide to supporting children’s developing sexuality

CCRR

Heart to Heart Caregiving

Powell

FCC, Curriculum

Sourcebook of family day care activities, projects and practical provider support

FCC1, FCC3, FCC4, CCRR

Holiday Origami

Smolinski, Urton

Crafts, Curriculum

Create special celebrations with paper

CCRR

Human Side of Child Care Administration, The

Storm

Business

A how-to manual for early childhood directors

CCRR

Infant/Toddler Care and Education

Weiser

Infant/Toddler

Textbook, see title

CCRR

Kid’s Guide to Service Projects, The

Lewis

School Age, Activities

500+ service ideas for young people

SA3, CCRR

Language and Literacy

High/Scope

Preschool, Literacy,

Recognize and support important learning experiences in the classroom, center or home

CCRR

Learning to Read and Write (small ivory booklet)

NAEYC, IRA

Early Literacy

Joint position statement of NAEYC and IRA on developmentally appropriate practices for young children

CCRR, L2-2

Learning to Read and Write (large green book)

Neuman, Copple, Bredekamp, NAEYC

Early Literacy, Preschool

Research and developmentally appropriate practices for young children

CCRR, FCC1, L2-2

Let’s Play Outdoors

Baker, NAEYC

Play & Games, Child Care Environment

Developmentally appropriate outdoor play opportunities

L1-1, FCC2, CCRR

Literacy Through Play

Owocki

Early Literacy

Path for teachers to use playtime to teach children literacy skills

CCRR

Making Home-Based Child Care Work For You

McDonough-Abunassar

FCC, Curriculum

More than 10 sample forms and worksheets for providers and parents and more than 130 inexpensive, creative activities for children

CCRR

More Alike Than Different: a Staff Training Manual

Fink, New Jersey Office of Child Care

Special Needs

Including children with special needs in school age child care settings

CCRR

More Than Counting

Moomaw, Hieronymus

Math, Preschool, Curriculum

Whole math activities for preschool and kindergarten

CCRR, SR2 (2), TBP3

Mud, Sand, and Water

Hill, NAEYC

Science, Curriculum,

Planning for the use of water, dirt and sand for children's enjoyment and learning

CCRR

Music in Our Lives: The Early Years

McDonald, NAEYC

Music

Meaningful musical experiences and guidelines for incorporating music with young children

CCRR

Nature Crafts for Kids

Diehn, Krautwurst

Science, Crafts

50 fantastic things to make with Mother Nature's help

CCRR

New Forms Kit for Early Childhood Programs, The

Early Childhood Directors Association

Business

Ready-to-use forms for every need

CCRR, L2-7

Number in Preschool and Kindergarten

Kamii

Math, Preschool

Practical guide based on Piaget's theories for everyday activities and games to stimulate numerical thinking

CCRR

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children

Cohen, Stern

Assessment

See title

CCRR

Ooey Gooey Handbook, The

Murphy

Curriculum, Environments

Identifying and creating child-centered environments

CCRR

Opening Your Door to Children: How To Start a Family Day Care Program

Modigliani, Reiff, Jones, NAEYC

FCC, Business

Tips for those planning a family day care program

FCC2, FCC3, FCC4, CCRR

Parent Relations: Building an Active Partnership

Child Care Information Exchange

Partnering with Parents

Compilation of articles on building relationships with parents

CCRR, L2-6

Picture Book Storytelling

Beaty

Early Literacy

Literature activities for young children, textbook

CCRR

Places and Spaces for Preschool And Primary (Indoors)

Vergeront, NAEYC

Preschool, Child Care Environment

Setting up the indoor early childhood space

CCRR, FCC2

Places and Spaces for Preschool And Primary (Outdoors)

Vergeront, NAEYC

Preschool, Child Care Environment

Setting up the outdoor early childhood space

CCRR

Planning Environments for Young Children: Physical Space

Kritchevsky, Prescott, Walling, NAEYC

Child Care Environment

Planning physical space for young children

CCRR, L2-1(2)

Playing for Keeps

Phillips, Early Childhood Consortium

Play, Child Issues

Companion to Play in Practice, supporting young children’s play

CCRR

Playing with Print

Bloom

Early Literacy, Preschool

Incorporating print into every part of the day

L2-2, SR1, CCRR

Practical Guide to Quality Child Care, The Schiller, Carter Dyke Business Management techniques, public relations, personnel policies, sample forms and more! CCRR

Prime Times

Greenman, Stonehouse

Infant/Toddler

Handbook for excellence in infant and toddler programs

IT2 (2), CCRR

Project Approach, The: Making Curriculum Come Alive, Book 1

Chard

Curriculum

Understanding and using the project approach to teaching young children

CCRR

Project Approach, The: Managing Successful Projects, Book 2

Chard

Curriculum

Preparing, conducting and managing the project approach to teaching

CCRR

Quality in Child Care: What Does Research Tell Us?

Phillips, NAEYC

Assessment, Business

Research monographs of NAEYC regarding quality indicators in child care

CCRR

Reading Magic

Fox

Early Literacy

How bonding through books and reading aloud changes lives

L2-1, L2-2, CCRR

Reading Right from the Start

Bickart, Dodge

Early Literacy, Partnering with Parents

What parents can do in the first five years to help children become readers and writers

CCRR

Resources for Creative Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Hamilton, Flemming

Curriculum

Curriculum ideas for self-concept, families, holidays, seasons, animals, transportation and the world

CCRR

Roots & Wings

York

Curriculum, Special Needs, Behavior

Guide to anti-bias education for young children

CCRR

Sleep The Brazelton Way

Brazelton

Infant/Toddler, Child Development

Practical advice for helping children sleep through the night

CCRR

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head

Hannaford

Movement

Why movement is critical to learning

CCRR

Spark Curriculum for Early Childhood

Lewman, Fowler

Curriculum, Early Literacy

Implementation guide for curriculum designed around children’s books

CCRR

Sparkly Touchy-Feely Fairies Watt Dramatic Play Visit the magical world of fairies as they sprinkle flowers with fairy dust, paint rainbows and light up the stars at night CCRR

Spreading the News

Carter, Curtis

Inspirational, Child Issues

Sharing the stories of early childhood education

L2-8 (2), CCRR

Stepping Stones to Using Caring For Our Children

US Department of Health and Human Services

Health & Safety

National health and safety performance standards guidelines for out-of-home child care programs

CCRR

Stories of Fairies Lester Dramatic Play Join the magical world of fairies as they solve mysteries, take flying lessons and attend fairy balls CCRR

Sympathetic Understanding of the Child

Elkind

Child Development

Describes personal, social and intellectual development of children from birth to age 16

CCRR

Teaching by Heart

Chenfeld

Inspirational

A book for teachers and others who follow their hearts

CCRR

That's Not My Fairy Watt Dramatic Play Fun fairy board book aimed at very young children with bright pictures, patches of varying textures and designs to develop sensory and language awareness CCRR

Toilet Training, The Brazelton Way

Brazelton

Child Development

Guide to helping children with successful toileting without fuss and turmoil

CCRR, RT4

Touchpoints: Birth to 3

Brazelton

Development, Infant/Toddler

Essential reference for the early years

CCRR

Touchpoints: 3 to 6

Brazelton

Development, Infant/Toddler

Your child's emotional and behavioral development

CCRR, RT4

Touchpoints Volume 2: The First Month Through The First Year (video)

Brazelton

Development, Infant/Toddler

Video series on parenting

CCRR

Touchpoints Volume 3: One Year Through Toddlerhood (video)

Brazelton

Development, Infant/Toddler

Video series on parenting

CCRR

What Happened to the World?

Greenman

Child Issues

A booklet for helping children cope in turbulent times

CCRR

When Mothers & Fathers Work

Magid, Fleming

Child Issues, Partnering with Parents

Creative ways to succeed with both family and career

CCRR

Who’s Calling the Shots?

Carlsson-Paige, Levin

Child Issues, Behavior & Guidance

How to respond effectively to children’s fascination with war play and war toys

CCRR

Words Can Hurt You

Thomson

Child Issues, Behavior & Guidance

A book on beginning a program of anti-bias education

CCRR

Young Exceptional Children

Division for Early Childhood

Behavior & Guidance, Child Issues

Practical ideas for addressing challenging behaviors

GE4, CCRR

Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years

Helm, Katz, NAEYC

Curriculum

Ideas for developing investigative projects with young children

CCRR

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