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Links & Resources

We know our parents are busy these days, so in an effort to make your lives a little easier, we have established several different resources that can assist you with parenting questions and concerns.


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Resource Books & Periodicals

The Complete Resource Book for Infants

Pam Schiller

The Complete Resource Book for Infants is a collection of experiences and activities that maximize learning and development for children from birth to eighteen months. Also available from the same author: The Complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Twos.


Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum

Albrecht, Kay, and Miller, Linda G.

A teacher's guide to the ages, stages, theories, and best practices of childhood. Comprehensive and very well organized—in short, an extremely valuable resource. Now in two volumes, the 2nd is The Comprehensive Toddler Curriculum.


Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Lally,R., Griffin, A., Fenichel, E., Segal,M., Szanton & Weissbourd (2003)

Divided into three sections; I. Development in the First Three Years of Life, II. Components of Quality Infant/toddler Child Care, III. Infant/toddler Group Care in Context. This easy to read book from Zero to Three covers all the bases on how to create the best quality group care for our smallest children.


Educating and Caring for Very Young Children: The Infant/Toddler Curriculum

Bergen, D., Reid, R., Torrelli, L. (2001)

A clearly written curriculum full of ideas about caring for infants and toddlers at each stage of development. Gives examples of infants with varying birth situations, culture groups, temperaments, and learning styles. Brings to life the importance of a keen understanding of early development. Includes guidelines on how to individualize programs and sensitive ideas to help "educarers" truly work in partnership with parents. A free downloadable study guide is available at the website.


Prime Times: A Handbook for Excellence in Infant and Toddler Programs

Greenman, J., Stonehouse, A. 2nd Ed.

Two respected experts in infant/toddler care share practical advice on how to establish a high-quality program for infants and toddlers. "Comprehensive in scope, rich in detail, and studded with gems of wisdom. Reading this book is like being there in the 'real world' with a wise observer at your elbow helping to clarify what you're seeing."


The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish

Brazelton, Berry T., M.D., Greenspan, Stanley I., M.D. (2000)

What do babies and young children really need? This impassioned dialogue by two famed advocates for children cuts through all the theories, platitudes, and controversies that surround parenting advice to define what every child must have in the first years of life. Although directed to parents, it will be of great value to anyone who works with children.


Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers, Revised Edition

Domboro, Amy Laura, Trister Dodge, Diane, & Colker, Laura.(2002)

The Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers is based on accepted theories of child development and the latest brain research, which emphasizes the importance of the first 3 years of life. Well written and organized this book will help educators create and implement an infant/parent/teacher friendly atmosphere that fosters active learning and responsive relationships and is developmentally appropriate.


Coaching for Quality In Infant-Toddler Care: A Field Guide for Directors, Consultants, and Trainers

Leinfelder, Jesse, Segal, Marilyn. (2005)

This is a manual for trainers—not just a textbook. The authors offer materials created by experts to enrich the knowledge and skills of directors, consultants, trainers, and caregivers in infant and toddler care settings. It provides a framework for using three other essential resources: Videos & training materials from the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers (PITC); Prime Times: A Handbook for Excellence in Infant & Toddler Programs; and The Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales (ITERS-R).

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Testimonials

"I wanted to write and let you know how great of a staff you have teaching Emma; she has shown such improvement since working with the Ladder Learning System. Your teachers have such a great spirit and the teaching skills are above my expectations. They are great!! I know you always ask parents what they think or what can be worked on, but I want you to know that you really have a great team. The love the concern that they have for the children really shines through everyday, it really does. I mean it when I say that Emma has shown so much improvement with them in her life. I just want to commend those ladies; they really do a great job!! They have won my heart."

- Melissa G.

"My daughter loves Kiddie Junction. We made the switch from a major chain about two months ago and couldn't be happier. The personalized care she receives coupled with the smaller class sizes provide Amanda everything she needs for a happy day everyday. The Ladder Learning System curriculum while fun for Amanda has taught her so much in the first two months! She already counts to 10 in Spanish and can say hello and good-bye. Our refrigerator is full of all of her creative art projects. Its nice to be able to go to work everyday and know that Amanda is being well cared for and having such fun."

- Charolotte C.

"We love Kiddie Junction. Our daughter will be three in July and she has learned so much; she enjoys going to school each day. Alexis loves to sing the songs she has learned, she even sings them in the car on the way home. Alexis is always bringing home her art projects and running to put them on the refrigerator. Additionally, her vocabulary has grown by leaps & bounds, it seems like she learns a new word each day (even Spanish). Kiddie Junction has taught our daughter so many wonderful things and I am sure they will continue to do so for many years to come."

- Christine M.

"My son Elijah started at Kiddie Junction this past February and had never been in a preschool before. I started seeing the results the very next week. He was singing the ABC's, counting to 10 and knows different nursery rhymes. You guys are great!"

- Brenda H.