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Building Literacy with Love A Guide for Teachers and Caregivers of Children Birth Through Age 5

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ISBN-10: 0943657822

ISBN-13: 9780943657820

Edition: 2005

Authors: Marilyn M. Segal, Betty S. Bardige

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The path to literacy begins in infancy. Building Literacy With Love suggests loving ways adults can provide experiences that foster children's ability to become literate. This book offers practical suggestions for implementing effective, research-based teaching practices in child-care settings.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Zero To Three Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Marilyn Segal, Ph.D.,a noted developmental psychologist, educator, and researcher specializing in early childhood education, founded the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies at Nova Southeastern University in the early 1970s. The Institute offers a variety of early child care and education programs, parent/child classes, and professional development opportunities. Dr. Segal has developed and implemented training programs for Head Start teachers, infant/toddler caregivers, family support workers, and Child Development Associate (CDA) candidates. She has also created three comprehensive early childhood curricula and is the author or co-author of sixteen books on early childhood development, including the popularYour Child at Playseries.nbsp; Dr. Segal earned her PhD. in educational research at Nova Southeastern University. nbsp; Betty Bardige, Ed.D.,is an early childhood policy and program consultant and an expert on early language and literacy. As chair of a national early childhood foundation, she focused on strengthening programs for young children and their families and enhancing policies and systems to support the early care and education workforce.nbsp; Dr. Bardige pioneered the development of educational software for preschoolers and developed related reading and math curricula. She has written numerous books and articles for parents, early childhood professionals, and the general public related to language and literacy development, early education policy, and the characteristics of high quality programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association for Family Child Care, and holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University. nbsp; M. Kori Bardige, MS. Ed.is an early childhood special educator.nbsp; She has worked extensively with children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities and their families. She has taught in a variety of early childhood settings including public schools, inclusive classrooms and child care centers.nbsp; She provides training and individual consultation to professionals working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and has presented at local, state, and national conferences.nbsp; She holds a masters in special education from Simmons College and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Boston University. nbsp; Lorraine Breffni,Ed.D., is the Director of Early Childhood at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Nova Southeastern University. She oversees the operation of four early childhood programs serving children aged 6 weeks through 5 years and works in collaboration with a range of local and national leaders to advance early childhood public policy. Lorraine is an instructor for early childhood courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She develops and implements training on topics as diverse as best practices in emergent literacy, leadership, and early childhood curriculum. She also offers technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators as they strive to enhance classroom practice and provides consultation to agencies working to promote quality community-based opportunities for young children. nbsp; Mary Jean Woika, M.Ed.is an instructor and course designernbsp;for early childhood practitioners in online and onsite courses leading to bachelor and associate degrees, CDA training, and a Director Credential. She has served as advisor for National CDA candidates. Ms. Woika serves on several state and local committees that make decisions regarding training of early childhood practitioners. She draws upon her teaching experience as a mentor, behavior consultant, child care director, as well as her work with children with special needs in inclusive settings. Ms. Woika holds a masterrsquo;s degree in newborn, infants, and preschool special education from Pennsylvania State University and is currently a doctoral student in educational

Foreword
Overview
Building a social-emotional foundation
Engaging all children
Building the language foundation
Classroom conversations
Using books to support language
The "outside-in" domain
The "inside-out" domain
Creating an environment that enhances emergent literacy
Fostering literacy through art, music, and pretending
Assessing children's progress
Partnering with families
Celebrating literacy together
Books that build literacy with love