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Early Childhood Education

This guide has resources specific to early childhood education, including online stories and activities, research and open access journals.

Featured Books at Your ATA Library

Cybersafe Young Children

Cybersafe Young Children provides a rationale for addressing issues of cyber safety and children's usage of social media in the early grades to prevent later harmful behavior, such as cyberbullying. Written from a developmental perspective, it offers practical classroom strategies for fostering positive digital citizenship in young children.

Where's the Math?

Make math learning both meaningful and fun by building on children's natural curiosity to help them grow into confident problem solvers and investigators of math concepts. Using five math-related questions children wonder about as a framework, this book helps you go deeper into everyday math with children by offering

Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning

This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and interact. This remarkable book offers concrete suggestions for creating play-based learning in a culture of inquiry. It is committed to creating classrooms where children can learn and grow while they play.

Math Problem Solving in Action

Problem solving is a necessary skill for the 21st century but can be overwhelming for both teachers and students alike. Nicki Newton shows how to make word problems more engaging and fun, starting in the early elementary grades so that students have a strong foundation to build upon.

Listening to Young Children in Early Years Settings

It is widely accepted that listening to and involving children in decisions about their care, learning and development can significantly improve the quality of early years provision. This book gives practical guidance on how to do this effectively. Starting with a discussion about why we listen to children and the policies around this, the book explains how we can involve children in decision-making that is appropriate to their age and level of understanding.

Hacking Early Learning

School readiness, closing achievement gaps, partnering with families, and innovative learning are just a few of the reasons the early learning years are the most critical years in a child's life. In Hacking Early Learning, Jessica Cabeen provides strategies for teachers, principals, and district administrators for best practices in preschool through third grade, including connecting these strategies to all grade levels.

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