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With over 120 years of experience as a leading provider of career-focused distance education, Penn Foster delivers quality, cost-effective professional development programs for your staff. Our Early Childhood Education programs are designed to help your childcare center increase employee retention, improve the level of staff education and expertise, and develop desirable career paths for your employees. We offer a range of Early Childhood Education programs, including our ECE Associate Degree, CDA Certificate, and Day Care Management Career Diploma. At just $62 per credit, our ECE Associate Degree offers unparalleled value, and our "anytime, anywhere" delivery model supports the needs of the working professional and allows your employees to continue their education when and where it's convenient for them. For more information, visit www.pennfoster.edu/kids or call (800) 233-0259, ext. 4016.
This exciting new LEGO DUPLO set enables exploration of shape, space, position, numeracy, and more! Students develop an understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes and hone their descriptive language skills by describing their creations to their classmates. The set's two-sided inspirational and changeable background cards encourage collaboration and storytelling and help young children develop a better understanding of community roles and the world around them. The set comes complete with getting-started material for the teacher, four double-sided activity cards, and a sturdy plastic storage bin. The cards are double-sided and with two stands - this means four children can use it at the same time! For more information, call (800) 362-4308 or visit: www.legoeducation.us/preschool.
Playing dress-up has never been so fun! Let young imaginations run wild with our realistic, easy-on costumes - designed to fit a wide range of sizes! From a fire chief to an astronaut to a nurse, kids are sure to enjoy taking on a variety of different roles. Our school-quality outfits feature simple, slip-on designs and adjustable hook and loop closures that make dress-up a breeze . . . and fit children ages 3 to 6 years. Set includes all 10 costumes shown. Visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com.
Fobie Friends in an original book series that helps children conquer common fears. The books are written by Brian and Leslie Miller and illustrated by Aliessia Girasole. The series currently includes three books. Did My Owl Just Growl? addresses the fear of the dark, Climb the Monkey Bars? That's Bananas! discusses fear of heights, and Hold Your Seahorses! Water is the Worst! addresses fear of water. Each book uses a unique, colorful, and engaging "Fobie Friend" animal to comfort and guide a child through a fearful situation. Plush toys of each animal are also available. For more information, visit fobiefriends.com.
TotMate, a leading provider of Early Learning furniture, now offers an express service for its most popular items. With the express option, furniture will be ready to ship within 48 hours from the time the order is received. The express items are available in maple with either maple or royal blue accents. The products available through the express option are:
TotMate offers a complete collection of furniture for infant and toddler care, all with durable, easy-to-clean laminate surfaces. To see a complete line of products and dealers, please visit www.TotMate.com, call (800) 397-8687, or e-mail email@example.com.
With the Jonti-Craft Komfy Sofa Set, children won't even realize they are learning as they melt away into these cozy cushions. Designed with style, but sized just for kids - it makes the perfect spot for children to get lost in their favorite books. The espresso-colored cushions are extra durable and add style to any space. The Komfy Sofa Set comes in many options - a 4-piece set, 2-piece set, or purchase the pieces indivdually. The Komfy Sofa Set products are designed with children's needs in mind and are made with KYDZStrong Construction, KYDZSafe Edges, and KYDZTuff finish to ensure safety and durability. Jonti-Craft's Commitment to Care promises that Jonti-Craft products are a safe choice, not only for the environment, but also for little ones with certifications such as GREENGUARD Gold and CPSIA. We have even added a lifetime warranty to these new products to prove it will withstand the rigors of everyday use. Purchase through your Jonti-Craft dealer. Visit www.jonti-craft.com, call (800) 543-4149, or email sales@ jonti-craft.com.
MyKidSecure by ePortation MyKidSecure is new. It does away with unsecure sign-in sheets, and goes far beyond key fobs, cards, or pin numbers that get lost, stolen, and forgotten. MyKidSecure uses palm vein biometrics to ensure the safety of your children. It confirms the identity of the parent picking up a child in only two seconds. Comments: "Incredible!" "Awesome!" "Phenomenal!" "Opening the door remotely - that is good." "The Field Trip Module - I want that." You cannot fake your palm print. KNOW who is picking up a child and when. Information is logged so you can see what is happening, run reports, and manage the business more efficiently. Our biometric time and attendance product makes employee payroll easier and is included at no extra charge. ePortation has been in business since 2000 in the security field. We are a Fujitsu technology partner. Visit: www.ePortation.com. Contact ePortation: (215) 627-2651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing Sound, a children's record label and publisher, is pleased to announce the release of their two new CD projects: Take Care (ages 3-6+)and Everyone Is Someone (ages 7+) featuring David Kisor (and friends). These CD projects feature songs of Acceptance, Friendship, Teamwork, Empathy, and Responsibility; all the positive things that prevent bullying. Just as children are inoculated in their early years against later illness, so too does the development of early social and emotional skills provide a 'vaccine' against later behavioral problems such as bullying. These two CDs support teachers' and parents' efforts to give children the necessary skills to later become a good friend, student, spouse, parent, and citizen. For more information e-mail: email@example.com.
Create adaptations that help all toddlers in your early childhood program participate and learn! It's easy with CARA's Kit, a full-color quick-guide and CD-ROM brimming with step-by-step ideas for adapting environments, activities/routines, and materials for children 18 to 36 months. Ideal for use in child care centers, home-based care, or any other type of early childhood setting. The CD-ROM features a how-to audio presentation, printable forms, an instrument to assess activities/routines, and specific adaptations for circle time, meal time, toileting, cleanup, and more. Available from Brookes Publishing; learn more — e-mail us: http://bit.ly/CARAsKit..
For the safety and security of students, a new clip-on ID called PASS-ID has been developed for field trips. Inexpensive and secure, PASS-ID is 1.5" x 4" diecut cardstock with slots near each end for folding in-half (double thickness) to conceal the name and personal data. Provided as 4" x 6" sheets (4 tags/sheet) that can be laser/inkjet printed on the front/back, the front can identify the field trip/ event and the student's name or contact info can be written inside of the folded tag. The tag attaches to clothing like a 'paperclip,' sliding over an edge of the garment (collar, lapel, etc.). With a narrow V-groove, the further on the garment it is pressed, the more securely it attaches. For samples, contact: Badgetec at (877) 403-7797 or www.badgeteconline.com..
Focused Observations: How to Observe Young Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning, Second Edition by authors Gaye Gronlund and Marlyn James. Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. This book explains why observation is one of the best methods to get to know each child well, track progress, and plan individualized curriculum. It also provides tools and techniques to help you strengthen your observations, document in time- efficient ways, create portfolios with rich documentation, and support each child. You will also learn how to share your findings with families and grow as an observer through review and reflection activities. Softbound, 256 pages with CD- ROM. Retail: $69.95. Age focus: 2-6. ISBN 978- 1- 60554- 106- 8. For more information, contact Redleaf Press: www.redleafpress.org or call (800) 423- 8309.
The Jonti-Craft Changing Table allows child care providers to change young children's diapers and clothes with comfort and safety. The extra deep plastic rails exceed recommended safety standards and an included comfy changing pad makes it easy to change young children's diapers and clothes. Lockable sliding doors conceal ample storage space for supplies - one side with a fixed shelf, the other side with an open area for taller items like a waste basket - keeping your space clean and organized. The changing table also meets ITERS and National Health and Safety Performance Standards. For more information, please contact Jonti-Craft by phone: (800) 543-4149 or visit: www.jonti-craft.com.