Published Works by Redleaf Press
Developing Social Competency in Young Children examines the role of the adult in designing the environment and using intentional strategies to maximize a child’s success. At the end of each skill discussed, there are parent and staff educational tips and strategies that can be used in everyday life. Age focus: 0–8
The Child Care Director's Complete
Use this step-by-step guide to becoming an effective and successful child care director or administrator in today’s early childhood education environment. With interviews gathered from program thirty-two directors across the country, this book is a comprehensive guide to becoming the best director you can be. Combined with current research and best practices you will find realistic real-time solutions to address the most common struggles faced by program administrators today
Great After School Programs and Spaces that WOW!
Create a high quality school-age program that is
exciting, inviting, and reflects the interests, abilities, and needs of the
children. Whether your program operates before or after school, on non-school
days, during the summer, or overnight, you can create a dynamic environment
where everyone will enjoy spending time.
This book is filled with hundreds of ideas—from setting up a quiet reading nook to tackling clutter—reflecting the authors’ years of experience and hundreds of visits to a variety of school-age programs. It takes you through all of the considerations that affect your program and then lays out a process to help you improve the three dimensions of a school-age environment.
Temporal: Establish schedules, routines, rules, and learning opportunities to meet children’s needs
Interpersonal: Facilitate the relationships and social interactions of children, staff, families, and the greater community
Physical: Create sensory-rich indoor and outdoor spaces