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Colker, Laura J. (Laura Jean)

Overview
Works: 38 works in 123 publications in 4 languages and 6,463 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Programmed instructional materials  Textbooks  Abstracts  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB1140.4, 305.233
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laura J Colker
The creative curriculum for early childhood by Diane Trister Dodge( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and French and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organize the preschool and kindergarten environments into interest areas. For each area, it provides guidance on the underlying rationale, the goals and learning objectives for children, the teacher's role, the parent's role, and the process of setting up a physical environment that facilitates hands-on learning
The creative curriculum for preschool by Diane Trister Dodge( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on planning and implementing a preschool program
The creative curriculum for infants & toddlers by Amy Laura Dombro( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stemming from the core idea that infant and toddler care should be based on building relationships, this curriculum provides a foundation for staff development. Section 1, "Why a Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers?" Examines key quality indicators; discusses curriculum components; describes how to use it to make decisions throughout a typical day; and presents goals and objectives for caregivers. Section 2, "Who's Who in a Quality Program," focuses on building relationships with children and their families, child development in the first three years, stages of parenthood, special family concerns related to child care, cultural influences, involving men in child care, and building a community support network. Section 3, "Putting Quality into Action; The Big Picture," focuses on six components of quality, planning and evaluating, individualizing the program, creating a welcoming environment, ensuring children's safety, promoting children's health, and guiding children's behavior. Section 4, "Putting Quality into Action: Routines Day by Day," examines the daily routines of greetings, diapering and toileting, eating and mealtimes, sleeping and naptime, and getting dressed, and offers suggestions for helping children learn through the routines. Section 5, "Putting Quality into Action: Activities Day by Day," considers how to set the stage and promote play and learning in toy play, art, imitation and pretend, stories and books, tasting and preparing food, sand and water play, music and movement activities, and outdoor play. Appendices include a self-assessment for caregivers, safety and health checklists, a recommended immunization schedule, and intervention and supplemental resources. (Kdfb)
The what, why, and how of high-quality early childhood education : a guide for on-site supervision by Derry Gosselin Koralek( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that teachers and caregivers need an understanding of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practices in order to implement programs that meet the needs of young children, this guide serves as a practical tool for staff trainers and supervisors in early childhood education. It addresses four specific groups of early childhood professionals: caregivers of infants in center-based settings, caregivers of toddlers in center-based settings, teachers of preschoolers in center-based settings, and providers who care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in family child care homes. Chapter 1 discusses seven indicators of a quality program and lists criteria of an appropriate curriculum. Chapters 2 through 5 are devoted to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and family child care, respectively. Each of these chapters offers guidance on five components of high-quality care and education: (1) arrangement of the environment to promote positive behavior and learning; (2) selection and display of learning materials that address children's developmental needs and reflect their interests; (3) daily schedules and routines designed to respond to children's developmental needs; (4) daily programs of activities and opportunities that promote children's learning and growth; and (5) supportive interactions in which adults respond to children, guide their behavior, and promote social development. Each chapter includes a list of resources. (Tjq)
Denton's detectives : a building blocks picture book for five-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Denton's class solves problems associated with planting a carrot garden
Keisha Ann, that's who I am : a building blocks picture book for three-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keisha Ann explains her daily life
Super Duper Timmy Cooper : a building blocks picture book for five-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With practice, Timmy Cooper learns to climb a jungle gym, flip, and land on his feet without falling
I'm such a big help! : a building blocks picture book for four-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer explains how she helps people during the day
Get ready-- here I go : a building blocks picture book for four-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Garciá explains the five steps it takes for him to get ready for school
Who can help me? : a building blocks picture book for three-year-olds by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Manning's father explains to Matthew who is allowed to help him in different situations
Beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic : a retrospective look at how schools have responded to changing societal needs( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building blocks : helping preschoolers grow up alcohol and drug free : guide for parents by Laura J Colker( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building blocks : helping preschoolers grow up alcohol and drug free : guide for parents by Laura J Colker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative curriculum for family child care by Diane Trister Dodge( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concrete strategies and approaches for implementing developmentally appropriate child care programs."
Spotlight on young children and science( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles that focus on the role that science plays in early childhood development. Includes resources, questions, and activities
The cooking book : fostering young children's learning and delight by Laura J Colker( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing young children : learning to look, looking to learn( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is designed as a professional development tool for early childhood educators who work with young children in center-based programs & family child care homes. It describes objective observation techniques, how to apply them and demonstrates several practice observations
Connecting content, teaching, and learning by Diane Trister Dodge( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for children in school-age programs by Derry Gosselin Koralek( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for children in family child care by Derry Gosselin Koralek( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The creative curriculum for early childhood
Alternative Names
Colker, Laura Jean‏

콜커, 로라

콜커, 로라 J

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The creative curriculum for preschoolThe creative curriculum for infants & toddlersThe what, why, and how of high-quality early childhood education : a guide for on-site supervisionThe creative curriculum for family child careObserving young children : learning to look, looking to learnConnecting content, teaching, and learningCaring for children in school-age programsCaring for children in family child care