NEW! Five Parenting Strategies to Support Emotional Development
Paperback Price: $5.99
A parenting resource offering five emotionally supportive strategies to incorporate SET for Life’s research-based methods into your home life to strengthen your relationship with your child!
Social Emotional Tools for Life:
An Early Childhood Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships
Paperback Price: $44.95
This guide brings the best of early childhood teaching practices and child psychology together in one colorful, easy-to-read manual with real life examples.
Co-authored by Michelle M. Forrester and Kay M. Albrecht, the guide shares practical strategies for supporting strong emotional connections in early childhood settings. Forrester, a child psychologist, and Albrecht, a teacher educator and the author of the successful Innovations series of development, curriculum, and training books, bring clear voices to the discussion of the importance of relationships to children’s well-being. Examples bring suggested methods and techniques to life and make the book something an early childhood teacher can return to again and again for guidance. It’s a win-win for teachers and children alike!
Innovations in Nature-Based Play
E-book Price (PDF format): $14.99
This book provides ideas for getting started with nature-based play. It shares a pathway for using available materials to connect children with the natural world through easy to implement activities, resource lists, and by bringing indoor materials outdoors.
Leadership and Management Books and Resources
The Right Fit: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff
Well-trained and experienced teachers are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. This book breaks down the recruitment, selection, and orientation processes into manageable components and suggests practical and effective techniques to help you find teachers with the right fir for your program’s particular needs.
Innovations Series of Curriculum, Child Development, and Professional Development
The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum, for children from birth through 18 months, has everything a teacher needs to provide appropriate, sensitive care and early education for babies. An Early Childhood News Director’s Choice award winner.
The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum
The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum, for children from 18 months through 3 years, has everything a teacher needs to provide appropriate, early childhood education for toddlers. An Early Childhood News Director’s Choice award winner.
The Infant Curriculum Teacher’s Guide
This guide supports an understanding of The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum with 40 hours of self-directed or mentor-supported professional development in a modular format. The guide is cross-referenced to Child Development Associate competency standards.
The Toddler Curriculum Teacher’s Guide
This guide supports a thorough understanding of The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum with 40 hours of self-directed or mentor-supported professional development in a modular format. The guide is cross-referenced to Child Development Associate competency standards.
The Preschool Curriculum Teacher’s Guide
This guide supports a thorough understanding of The Comprehensive Preschool Curriculum with 42 hours of self-directed or mentor-supported professional development in a modular format. The guide is cross-referenced to Child Development Associate standards.
According to Curriculum Review Magazine, Innovations curricula “helps early childhood educators cover all the bases with a comprehensive series of curriculum guides. Titles in the Innovations series include Infant and Toddler Development, The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum, The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum, The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum: A Self-Directed Teacher’s Guide, The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum: A Self Directed Teacher’s Guide, and The Comprehensive Infant and Toddler Curriculum, Trainer’s Guide. The texts are designed to be used as a pre-service model, an in-service model or an annual all-day training plan.
Focusing on the development of children from birth to age three, the first book offers teacher an in-depth guide to the underlying ages and stages, theories, and best practices of the early childhood field. The self-directed manuals offer 40-plus hours of instruction on such topics as: developmental tasks; using forms to document events, progress and interactions; using anecdotal observations; creating supportive learning environments; supporting emerging literacy; and developing activities and experiences that address the needs of infants and toddlers.”