Learning from Head Start: A Teacher's Guide to School Readiness

Learning from Head Start: A Teacher's Guide to School Readiness

By: Sidney W. Gilford (editor)Paperback

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This book is designed to be a teaching tool for workshops and courses as well as an on-site resource for current and future Head Start teaching staff and others in early childhood education. By presenting background information, vignettes, research, and classroom activities, this book on school readiness combines best practices in early childhood education with relevant applications.

About Author

Dr. Sid Gilford has more than 20 years experience with nonprofits and education; 15 of those years with Head Start; 10+ years in administration. Sid started with Head Start as an assistant teacher for a small program in Connecticut and later held various positions such as Chief of Staff Development, Training, and Monitoring for a large Head Start program in southern California and Director of what became a National Showcase Early Head Start program in Philadelphia. In addition to being adjunct faculty in undergraduate early childhood education and graduate education, Sid conducts workshops at state and national Head Start conferences.


Acknowledgments Introduction Part I- Being a Head Start Teacher Chapter 1- A Typical Day as a Head Start Teacher Theressa Snyder-Head Start Teacher, Westmoreland Community Action Head Start, Greensburg, Pennsylvania Chapter 2- Parent Involvement Sidney W. Gilford-Ed.D.: Adjunct Faculty, undergraduate Early Childhood Education, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Adjunct Faculty, graduate Education, Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania; Head Start program consultant Part II- About Head Start Chapter 3- Head Start History and Structure Sidney W. Gilford Chapter 4- Ensuring Quality: Regulations, Monitoring, Support, and Resources Sidney W. Gilford Part III- School Readiness Chapter 5- School Readiness Sidney W. Gilford Chapter 6- The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework Sidney W. Gilford Chapter 7- Child Assessment and Program Evaluation in Head Start Dominic F. Gullo-Ph.D.: Professor, Early Childhood Education, Drexel University Part IV-Framework Subjects Chapter 8- Early Language Development and Literacy Dominic F. Gullo Chapter 9- Early Mathematics Sheridan DeWolf-M.A.(retired): Dean, CTE/Workforce Development; Professor, Child Development and Family Studies and Coordinator, Child Development and Family Studies Department, Grossmont College Chapter 10- Science in the Early Childhood Classroom Karen Worth-M.S.: Chair, Elementary Education Department and Instructor in Science and Social Studies Education, Wheelock College Chapter 11- Social Studies Jennifer Bradley-Ph.D.: Adjunct Faculty, University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University Chapter 12- Creative Arts Eleanore D. Brown-Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Early Childhood Cognition and Emotions Lab, West Chester University Chapter 13- Physical Health and Development: Gross and Fine Motor Skills Heather Hanson-PT, DPT, PCS. (Licensed Physical Therapist, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist): The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Chapter 14- Social and Emotional Development Debra L. Lawrence-Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Education, Chestnut Hill College Part V- Teaching Strategies Chapter 15- Positive Approaches to Learning and Cognitive Skills Eleanore D. Brown Chapter 16- Curriculum and Lesson Plans Sarah Garrity-Ed.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Family Development, San Diego State University Chapter 17- Teaching Young Children with Disabilities Sharon E. Rosenkoetter-Ph.D.: Associate Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Project Director, Early Childhood Leadership Directions; Co-Principal Investigator, Project REViEW, Oregon State University Chapter 18- Increasing English Language Skills of Dual Language Learners Sarah Garrity Chapter 19- Classroom Management Debra L. Lawrence Chapter 20- How to Set Up and Arrange a Head Start Classroom Jennifer Bradley and Sarah Garrity Wrap Up Appendix 1-Resources Appendix 2- Titles and Affiliations of Contributing Authors About the Editor Wrap Up Appendix List of Resources Contributing Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781475800562
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781475800562
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 1475800568

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