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Best Early Childhood Books To Read

Looking for the best Early Childhood books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook (2011)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadEvidence-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.
Author(s): Rush Ed.D. CCC-SLP, Dathan, Shelden “PT Ph.D.”, M’Lisa, et al.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education (8th Edition) (2019)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadWritten from a developmental perspective, provides current and future teachers alike with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early childhood assessment, including the different possibilities available — far more than standardized tests — and how to use them most effectively for the benefit of the children in their classrooms.
Author(s): Sue C. Wortham, Belinda J. Hardin

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3) (2014)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadThe long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, ECERS-3, focuses on the full range of needs of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children.
Author(s): Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, et al.

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation (3rd Edition) (2016)

 Best Early Childhood Books To Read  is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course.
Author(s): Sue Bredekamp

The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (2014)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadFilled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Editio…
Author(s): K. Eileen Allen, Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

Early Childhood Education Today (14th Edition) (2018)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadGeorge Morrison’s  presents current, research-based information on providing high-quality early education to all children so that they can be successful in school and in life. The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers.
Author(s): George S Morrison

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Birth to Six Years (2015)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadNEW – Updated Second Edition of the Award Winning Book! Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Brought to you from world-renowned, trusted experts in the fields of education, psychology and parenting. This book is an extensively updated version of the original gold standard. Within its pages you’ll find loving yet effective strategies for: Responding to tantrums, meltdowns, whining and arguing.
Author(s): Jim Fay; Dr. Charles Fay

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (9th Edition) (2019)

 Best Early Childhood Books To Readis appreciated for its practical, applied approach and its engaging chapter features that look at every aspect of the field — early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity, technology issues, and ethical decision making.
Author(s): George S. Morrison

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice (2013)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadDrawing from and grounded in their long-standing involvement in pioneering work on infant-parent mental health, the editors of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice have assembled a comprehensive, theoretically insightful, and clinically useful volume for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, pediatricians, social workers, psychotherapists, and all Author(s): Kristie Brandt C.N.M. D.N.P. , Bruce D. Perry M.D. Ph.D., et al.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education (2008)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadRethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included here is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents.
Author(s): Ann Pelo

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation (4th Edition) (2019)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadInspired by her own classroom experiences, Sue Bredekamp designed to empower a new generation of teachers who can make a difference in children’s lives. An entire chapter introduces readers to developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for early childhood education. Subsequent chapters are organized according to the NAEYC guidelines, which Bredekamp has co-authored for over 30 years.
Author(s): Sue Bredekamp

The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know vs. What We Do (2015)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadEarly childhood educators need to be cognizant of the disconnect between public policy and classroom practice—the success of children they teach depends on it. This book analyzes how ineffective practices are driven by unexamined public policies and why educators need to challenge their thinking in order to make a difference in children’s lives. A very complex story about public policy and the importance of teaching is told while entertaining and engaging the reader throughout.
Author(s): Michael Gramling, Elizabeth Jones

Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (2016)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadWinner of the 2017 AAP Revere Award for Pre-K Classroom Professional Resources A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs.
Author(s): Susan MacDonald

Exploring Mathematics Through Play in the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Education (Teacher’s College Pr)) (2015)

 Best Early Childhood Books To ReadThis practical book provides pre- and inservice teachers with an understanding of how math can be learned through play. The author helps teachers to recognize the mathematical learning that occurs during play, to develop strategies for mathematizing that play, and to design formal lessons that make connections between mathematics and play.
Author(s): Amy Noelle Parks, Beth Graue

Best Early Childhood Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some early childhood books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Late Treatment Effects and Cancer Survivor Care in the Young: From Childhood to Early Adulthood

Author(s): Jörn D. Beck, Carsten Bokemeyer, Thorsten Langer
ID: 2889688, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Education and Technology Support for Children and Young Adults with ASD and Learning Disabilities

Author(s): Yefim Kats and Fabrizio Stasolla
ID: 2980818, Publisher: IGI Global, Year: 2021, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

Liberal States, Authoritarian Families: Childhood and Education in Early Modern Thought

Author(s): Rita Koganzon
ID: 2987063, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

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