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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475800562
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/12/2013
Edition description: Teachers G
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the 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.

Table of Contents


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

List of Resources
Contributing Authors

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