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Today in History: Leta Hollingworth Is Born 

At least twice a year pre-schoolers from the Hollingworth Center at Teachers College come visit the library, bearing sprinkled sugar cookies each December and posies in ribbon each May. We'll stumble upon a group intently perusing the children's literature section on the second floor in the Fall, and hear little voices singing traditional American folk …

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Today in History: Patty Smith Hill Is Born 

Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday Dear Patty Happy Birthday to You. Born March 27, 1876, Patty Smith Hill was an American nursery school, kindergarten teacher, and key founder of the National Association Nursery Education (NANE) which now exists as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She …

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Today in History: Remembering Margarethe Schurz 

Margarethe Schurz, also known as Molly Meyer Schurz (August, 27, 1833 - March 15, 1876), the wife of Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and American statesman, journalist, and reformer (1929-1906), is credited for opening for the first German-language kindergarten in the United States. Bringing Friedrich Froebel's ideas into practice, she incorporated games, song, and group activities …

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Library Resources and Services for C&T 5308, Advanced Practicum – Infancy and Early Childhood 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Sunny McDevitt's Spring 2017 course C&T 5308, Advanced Practicum - Infancy and Early Childhood.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to …

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Happy May Day! Working on the Dartigue Collection 

Sifting through e-mail, I see that May 1, 2014 marks a significant second anniversary:  the beginning of collaborative work with John Dartigue, son of Maurice and Esther, on the Maurice Dartigue Collection and its sub collections, Additional Writings by and about Maurice Dartigue; and Writings by and about Esther Dartigue. It was on May 1, …

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Family involvement in early childhood education : research into practice 

Title: Family involvement in early childhood education : research into practice Authors: Jennifer Prior and Maureen Gerard Publisher: Clifton Park, N.Y. : Thomson Delmar Learning, c2007 Call no.: LB1139.35.P37 P75 2007 From the Publisher: Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education: Research into Practice is a must-have resource for early childhood professionals who understand the importance …

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Empowering parents, families, schools, and communities during the early childhood years 

Title: Empowering parents, families, schools, and communities during the early childhood years  Author :  Kevin J. Swick Publisher: Champaign, IL : Stipes Pub Call number: LC225.3 .S9433 2009 From the Publisher: This well-written, reader-friendly book presents a practical approach to empowering educators, parents, families, and the wider community with knowledge about the importance of the early childhood years. Each chapter begins with a capsule  that presents a central idea, theme, or question. This …

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Management of Child Development Centers 

Title: Management of Child Development Centers, Seventh Edition Authors: Patricia F. Hearron & Verna Hildebrand Publisher: Boston, MA: Pearson, c2011 Check It Out: OVERSIZE LB2822.7 .H55 2011 From the Publisher: Management of Child Development Centers, 7th Edition, addresses the importance of high-quality programs for young children and the support they provide to families. Managers of …

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Playing for Keeps 

Playing for keeps : life and learning on a public school playground Authors: Deborah Meier, Brenda S. Engel, and Beth Taylor Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check It Out: LD7501.B6 M45 2010 c.2 From the Publisher: Why is play important in the lives of children? What crucial aspects of learning are being …

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