Hawker Brownlow Education

The New Early Childhood Professional: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Goliath

Author: Valora Washington, Brenda Gadson, Kathryn Amel

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP6203

ISBN: 9781760016203

No of Pages: 162

Publish date: 11/12/2015

Price: $39.95


For today’s early childhood educator, change is a non-negotiable
reality. While the size, force and direction of change can often seem
overwhelming, this book shows the way toward overcoming these gigantic odds or
“Goliaths”. The New Early Childhood
presents some of the heroic experiences and strategic
approaches used by early childhood educators (participants in the CAYL
Institute Fellowship programs) to deal with change. The authors share a
specific framework with concrete steps to help educators become positive
change-makers in the field of early care and education.

Complete with resources, tools and questions for reflection, this
handbook takes readers through four progressive paths toward becoming an
architect of change:

  • Analysis—When
    confronting seemingly insurmountable situations, instead of being overwhelmed,
    think and reflect about the situation and discover hidden insights.

  • Advance—Better
    understand the nature of problems while also strengthening your vision and
    identity through planning and preparation.

  • Act—Begin
    with everyday challenges and use what you know from every situation, in every
    interaction with a child, parent, peer or administrator.

  • Accelerate—Focus
    on what you want to change, gather allies, document and communicate.