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Most Essential Books for Early Childhood Educators

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This is my list of the books an Early Childhood Educator should have in their library to be an effective in their job.

Rated 2 points - posted 10 years ago by OfficeMaster in category Books.
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An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement by Mary Clay Report Abuse
This absolutely essential book helps a teacher determine a child's literacy ability and helps find ways to assist in remedying weak areas in a child's literacy ability.
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Exploring Safely by Terry Kwan Report Abuse
This is an essential book to ensure that all scientific explorations of children in the classroom are conducted safely. It also helps reassure parents when they see that you are concerned about safety of their children.
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The First Day of School by Harry Wong Report Abuse
This book helps teachers in their first days of school set the right atmosphere that will help set the tone for the entire school year.
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs by Sue BredeKamp Report Abuse
This book provides teachers detailed information as to what is developmentally appropriate for given ages, although a teacher does need to use his or her knowledge of the children for specific ability. This is a great resource.
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Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner Report Abuse
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State Content Standards (by your state's Department of Education) Report Abuse
Each teacher should have a copy of the Standards of their state for reference so that they can ensure they are covering that which should be taught.
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Reading and Learning to Read by Vacca and Vacca Report Abuse
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Content Area Reading by Vacca and Vacca Report Abuse
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Child Development by Laura Berk Report Abuse
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District's Policy Manual Report Abuse
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Books on classroom management such as : Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community by Alfie Kohn Report Abuse
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Any book on ways of identifying child abuse and your reporting responsility Report Abuse
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No Child Left Behind by U.S. Government Report Abuse
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Book about for math instruction such as About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns Report Abuse
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Book on a variety of assessment techniques such as Natural Classroom Assessment by Jeffrey K. Smith, et. al. Report Abuse
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Book about science description such as Primary Science: Taking the Plunge by Wynne Harlen Report Abuse
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Books on learning styles Report Abuse
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Books on special education instruction Report Abuse
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Book on Social Studies Instruction such as Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child by Carol Seefeldt Report Abuse
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Book for your own reading pleasure Report Abuse
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