Higher Education

A Survival Guide for Child Care Providers, 1st Edition

  • Karen Levine A husband/wife team that has written professional books working with many industry professionals.
  • ISBN-10: 0766850013  |  ISBN-13: 9780766850019
  • 192 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $25.50



A purposeful book of tips, reflections, and quotes, this guide is based upon anecdotal observations of educators with years of resourceful experiences to share with others in the teaching profession. Throughout the book are statements from well-known educators and early childhood developmentalists including Piaget and Montessori which give emphasis to primary goals of teaching young children. Also serving as a focus for the book are Seven Guiding Principles that are oriented towards early childhood education. These principles provide educators with unassuming appraisals for defining awarenesses, simplifying, and organizing their lives with respect to issues of education, time management, and relationships with children, parents, and faculty. Enjoyable to read and beautifully illustrated, this book is an inspiration to educators, and enables a sense of camaraderie between all those who seek to keep the joy of teaching young children a satisfying life experience.

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Features and Benefits

  • · Analyze your priorities and learn how to maximize progress by letting go off abstract standards and distractions
  • · Benefit from the experiences and know-how of other educators in early childhood
  • · Get hundreds of practical tips to take control of time, energy, attitude, and resources
  • · Learn how to simplify and organize your schedule, classroom, and activities to optimize your teaching effectiveness

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Discovering Child Care.
Chapter 2: Staying on Track.
Chapter 3: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow.
Chapter 4: Food, Sleep, and Safety--The Basics.
Chapter 5: Artists and Builders.
Chapter 6: By the Book.
Chapter 7: The Learning Curve.
Chapter 8: Getting Along and Staying Well.
Chapter 9: Shake, Rattle, and Roll.
Chapter 10: That's Entertainment.
Chapter 11: People Who Need People.
Chapter 12: Creating Your Own Environment.
Chapter 13: Battling Burnout.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 1418058343  | ISBN-13: 9781418058340

List Price = $215.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education
    List Price = $195.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00
  • A Survival Guide for Child Care Providers
    List Price = $33.95  | CengageBrain Price = $33.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $25.50

Bundle: Text + Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 7th

ISBN-10:  1418046736 | ISBN-13:  9781418046736

List Price = $288.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $214.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education
    List Price = $272.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $204.75
  • A Survival Guide for Child Care Providers
    List Price = $33.95  | CengageBrain Price = $33.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $25.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Karen Levine

Karen Levine and Alan Gelb are a husband/wife team who write many professional and consumer works. They work in conjunction with an industry professional. Their Survival Guides have been highly successful.