LaunchPad Library

For Early Education Providers

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20 Pcs Wooden Mallets 20 Pcs Wooden Mallets

20 wooden mallets which can be used to hammer soft items like tees into a pumpkin or Styrofoam.

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Rhythm Band Plain Rhythm Lummi Stick Set Rhythm Band Plain Rhythm Lummi Stick Set
  • This set of 24 individual rhythm sticks is available to involve a group of students, play and enjoy the rhythm sticks for group activity
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Cutting Foods Cutting Foods

Two sets of wooden foods food that can be cut.  Includes 20 real butter knives.  This is a great Small Group Activity that can be extended into cutting real foods. These can be added to the House Area.

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(Training) Lesson Plans for the First 30 Days – Getting Started With HighScope (Training) Lesson Plans for the First 30 Days – Getting Started With HighScope

This book provides teachers with 30 days of ready-to-use HighScope lesson plans right at their fingertips! Even teachers experienced with HighScope will find this book a reliable source of new ideas for the classroom. Lesson Plans for the First 30 Days contains six weeks of user-friendly plans that build on children’s developing skills and model the HighScope active learning approach. Each lesson plan includes activities for greeting time, small- and large-group times, as well as Plan-Do-Review®. A majority of these plans offer additional follow-up ideas, outside time suggestions, meal conversation tips, and ways to promote family engagement. Also included with this book is a specific selection of HighScope music complete with guidelines for using the music at large-group times, cleanup times, and other parts of the daily routine.

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(Training) Tender Care and Early Learning, 2nd Ed. (Training) Tender Care and Early Learning, 2nd Ed.

A keystone of HighScope’s Infant-Toddler Curriculum! Very young children learn with their whole body and all their senses, and rely on trusted adults to support them. This edition incorporates the latest research on infant and toddler development and describes the active learning approach at this stage. Extensively revised and expanded, this manual provides both a rationale and specific strategies for each part of the Infant-Toddler Curriculum.

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(Training) Lesson Plans For A Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Infants (Training) Lesson Plans For A Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Infants

Adjusting to a group-care setting can be tough for young children, but with a little planning, teachers and caregivers can make this process easier. This book gives caregivers detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans to support infants as they explore and learn about their new environment and routine. It also includes thorough guidance for teachers to continue creating high-quality lesson plans beyond the first 30 days of their program.

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(Training) Lesson Plans For A Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Toddlers (Training) Lesson Plans For A Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Toddlers

Whether toddlers are new to a group setting or transitioning into a new classroom, the period of adjustment is sensitive and can be challenging at times. The relationship between the toddler and caregiver is the foundation for supporting each child’s learning and success. Lesson Plans for a Strong Start: The First 30 Days for Toddlers guides caregivers as they support toddlers who are settling into a new routine and new environment during their first month in a group setting. The book provides caregivers with six weeks of ready-to-use lesson plans, each focused on the interests, needs, and development of the toddlers in their program. With strategies, activities, and information related to important topics in the development of young children, caregivers are ready to engage toddlers in active learning and support their development. All the activities are designed to be used in child care centers as well as family child care programs or home day care centers.

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(Training) Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines DVD (Training) Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines DVD

Eating, napping, playing, exploring objects and people — all infants and toddlers do these things but have varying personal routines from day to day. When caregivers provide consistent but flexible daily schedules and caregiving support, they let children know their needs are met, freeing the children to investigate their world.

  • Part 1 of this program gives you an overview of an infant-toddler daily schedule that includes arrivals and departures, group times, feedings and mealtimes, personal care times, and choice time.
  • Part 2 offers strategies for creating a daily schedule that is stable yet flexible enough to meet young children’s needs.
  • Part 3 shows caregivers supporting children throughout the daily schedule in a series of unnarrated scenes from authentic HighScope settings.

Color, 90 minutes, viewer guide included with Spanish subtitles and English closed captions

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(Training) Supportive Adult-Child Interactions DVD (Training) Supportive Adult-Child Interactions DVD

Within the security of trusting relationships, infants and toddlers develop curiosity, initiative, a sense of self, and a desire to explore their world. Adults can foster this development by responding to the young children in their programs with care and respect.

  • Part 1 of this program, you will learn how to create a climate of trust for infants and toddlers, form partnerships with children, and support children’s intentions.
  • Part 2 provides information on establishing program policies that promote continuity of care.
  • Part 3, you’ll view several extended unnarrated scenes from HighScope programs illustrating strategies for developing supportive interactions with young children.

Color, 53 minutes, English and Spanish subtitles, viewer guide included

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(Training) Infant-Toddler Active Learning DVD (Training) Infant-Toddler Active Learning DVD

Infants and toddlers are naturally active learners! They rely on caregivers to support their curiosity and need to explore with their whole body and all their senses. With authentic scenes from HighScope programs, this DVD illustrates the elements of active learning programs and teaches how HighScope’s curriculum content can help you plan developmentally appropriate activities.

35 minutes, English and Spanish subtitles, viewer guide included
ISBN:978-1-57379-548-7

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(Training) “It’s Mine!” Responding to Problems and Conflicts (Training) “It’s Mine!” Responding to Problems and Conflicts

Children grabbing toys, crying, fighting — problems are bound to happen in infant-toddler spaces. This DVD shows many strategies caregivers can use to respond sensitively and positively to children’s social conflicts. Included are strategies for problem prevention, positive limit-setting, and resolving conflicts — strategies that help children begin to develop important social, language, and reasoning abilities.

40 minutes, viewer guide included

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(Training) Infant-Toddler Learning Environment DVD (Training) Infant-Toddler Learning Environment DVD

Infants and toddlers are born explorers, and the environments in which they are cared for become their laboratory. This DVD includes real-life examples on how to create a supportive infant-toddler learning environment that invites children to explore their surroundings and supports their sensory-motor way of learning.

43 minutes, English and Spanish subtitles, viewer guide included.

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(Training) Watch Us Grow! Scenes From HighScope Infant-Toddler Programs (Training) Watch Us Grow! Scenes From HighScope Infant-Toddler Programs

Watch Us Grow! is filled with engaging learning experiences for infants and toddlers. From real footage of HighScope classrooms, these 90 short videos illustrate active learning in action and demonstrate best teaching practices that you can immediately put to use in your program. This DVD combines 45 brand-new short videos with 45 of the most popular videos from our library.

2 hours and 51 minutes (2 DVDs); viewer guide included

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(Training) HighScope Preschool Curriculum (Training) HighScope Preschool Curriculum

This set of eight books is a comprehensive curriculum resource that helps teachers, administrators, and early education students build effective programs around HighScope’s foundational principles. Written in practical terms, it presents updated curriculum content in eight key areas, intentional teaching strategies for child development programs, and the latest research information on how young children develop and learn. It explores how to create supportive experiences for young children with signature aspects of the HighScope approach: active learning, plan-do-review, daily routines, and other key features of the HighScope curriculum.

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(Training) The HighScope Preschool Curriculum Manual (Training) The HighScope Preschool Curriculum Manual

This detailed manual explores how to create a supportive setting for young children built around the principles of active learning. Teachers learn how to choose interest areas and materials for the learning environment and to establish a consistent daily routine that includes HighScope’s signature Plan-Do-Review® sequence and small- and large-groups times. The manual also guides teachers in implementing proven practices for adult-child interaction; family involvement; daily team planning; and observation-based, authentic child and program assessment.

Author(s): A. S. Epstein & M. Hohmann
Soft cover, photos, 432 pages

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(Training) The Daily Routine DVD (Training) The Daily Routine DVD

A consistent yet flexible schedule gives children a dependable framework in which to learn and grow. This DVD shows how HighScope’s daily routine encourages children’s ability to plan, act, solve problems, and reflect. It includes an overview of the daily routine and an in-depth examination of a “day-in-the-life” of an actual HighScope program.

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(Training) Making the Most of Plan-Do-Review (Training) Making the Most of Plan-Do-Review

This book is a comprehensive supplement for the plan-do-review process — an essential component of the HighScope approach. It includes practical tips, tried-and-true activities, answers to frequently asked questions, real-life examples, ways to engage parents, and more!

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(Training)Plan-Do-Review In Action DVD (Training)Plan-Do-Review In Action DVD

This DVD covers the plan-do-review process — an essential element of the HighScope approach in which children make plans, carry them out, and reflect on what they have done. In doing so, they learn to take initiative, solve problems, work with others, and accomplish their goals — making play both fun and intentional. This DVD presents the three components that make up plan-do-review and how they encourage purposeful play. Includes real examples of the process in the classroom.

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(Training) Large-Group Times for Active Learners DVD (Training) Large-Group Times for Active Learners DVD

Large-group time is when children and adults get together to sing, play, talk, and plan. This DVD shows how real HighScope preschool teachers prepare, implement, and review a variety of engaging large-group activities.

53 Minutes, viewer guide included.

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(Training) Small-Group Times to Scaffold Early Learning (Training) Small-Group Times to Scaffold Early Learning

Full of ideas for small-group time, this book contains 52 activities designed to fit perfectly with curriculum content areas. Includes step-by-step instructions and scaffolding charts with specific strategies for working with children at different developmental levels.

Author(s): HighScope Early Childhood Staff
Soft cover, photos, 162 pages.

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