One year subscription to the Learn Every Day Planner including all Learn Every Day Infant, Toddler, and Twos activities included in the three book set.
We are proud to present Learn Every Day™: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, this program is packed with tips, advice, strategies, and hundreds of activities to help you provide nurturing environments for infants, toddlers, and twos. Written by experts in the field of early learning, this program provides advice on infant development, working with children who have special needs, family engagement, and so much more.
Activities are domain specific and include:
- Learning Spaces – Setting Up the Learning Environment
- Brain Builders – Activities for Developing Cognitive Skills
- Talk to Me! – Ways to Enhance Communication and Language Skills
- Change My Life by Turning a Page – Activities for Early Literacy Development
- On the Move – Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Shake the Rattle and Roll – Music and Movement Games, Fingerplays, and Songs
- I Am My World – Enhancing Sensory Development through Exploration and Discovery
- Exploring the Natural Word – Indoor and Outdoor Activities to Nurture the Love of Nature
- I Need a Hug! – Individual and Small-Group Activities to Build Social Skills for Life
Learn Every Day Authors:
Clarissa Willis, Ph.D., has worked for the past 20 years on behalf of children with special needs and their families. She is the author of five books, including the award-winning titles Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Inclusive Literacy Lessons, and Teaching Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs. Formerly the Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development at East Tennessee State University, she currently works as an early childhood consultant. Her training workshops include inclusive environments, autism, infants and toddlers with special needs, and behavioral management.
Sharon MacDonald, M.Ed., has been training teachers throughout the United States for more than 20 years. Her training workshops and presentations focus on a variety of early childhood topics based on her years of classroom experience. Sharon has taught ages ranging from three-year-olds to adults. In addition, she has worked on an inclusion program for children with disabilities. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at early childhood education conferences and has written several books, including Sanity Savers, Block Play, and Math in Minutes.
Kimberly Johnson is an award-winning children's author and educator. She has written twelve books and was invited to serve as the guest reader at the 2002 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Kimberly visits schools throughout the U.S. speaking to children and adults about literacy and writing. She conducts staff development workshops on how to motivate children in the classroom. She also teaches creative writing to elementary and middle school students. Kimberly has a B.A. in Communications Studies and a M.Ed. in Youth Development and Leadership.
Karen Nemeth is the author of Many Languages, One Classroom; Many Languages, Building Connections; and co-author of Digital Decisions. She earned her M.Ed. in Learning, Cognition and Development from Rutgers University and has been a teacher and a teacher educator for more than 25 years. She presents at national, state, and local conferences on topics related to first and second language development. She is on the executive board of New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators and is co-coordinator of the Early Childhood Special Interest Group. Currently, she teaches at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Virginia Jean Herrod, better known as Jeanie to her students and their families, has been involved in early childhood education since 1981, when she started teaching in a Pennsylvania Head Start classroom. Ten years later, she relocated to South Carolina, where she continued her work with young children in a military child care center on Fort Jackson. She also has taught at a corporate child care center associated with the local PBS station. Jeanie began writing activity plans for Gryphon House in 1995 and has been included in many of the award-winning GIANT Encyclopedia series of activity books. Her recent work includes collaborations on Story Play by Mary Jo Huff (Gryphon House) and The Complete Daily Curriculum by Pam Schiller and Pat Phipps (Gryphon House).
Rebecca Isbell, Ph.D., is Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development and a professor of Early Childhood Education at East Tennessee State University. She is the co-author of The Inclusive Learning Center Book For Preschool Children with Special Needs, Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers, and The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers. She is a frequent keynote speaker and trainer on a wide range of topics, including learning environments, learning centers, literacy development, music/art and drama, creative thinking, and infants/toddlers.
Jana Crosby, M.Ed., is an independent early literacy and early childhood consultant and a trainer for Kaplan Early Learning Company, specializing in literacy training for the Frog Street Press Pre-K Curriculum, the Nemours BrightStart! Curriculum, and other early literacy topics. She is also an Early Literacy Volunteer and Consultant for the International Reading Association. Jana is a member of NAEYC, the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, the International Reading Association, and an advisory board member of the Middle Tennessee Reading Association, among others. She is the co-author for Kaplan's Learn Every Day: Building Strong Foundations for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos guide for the Learn Every Day Infant and Toddler Program, a contributing author for the Learn Every Day Preschool Curriculum, and the author of the Kids Peak literacy curriculum for IRA. She presents at conferences in the southeast and has traveled internationally to train teachers in early literacy and project development in Singapore. Jana lives in Nashville, TN.
Nefertiti K. Bruce, M.Ed., is an early childhood specialist and master certified trainer for the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative. She is dedicated to educating parents, teachers, and administrators on the importance of paying attention to how children feel, and how social and emotional development relates to academic performance. Nefertiti has worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher; she is an accomplished author and has provided professional development, coaching, and mentoring to thousands of teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. Nefertiti loves life and has said on many occasions, "I have found my 'occupassion' in the work that I do for children and families."
Karen B. Cairone, MEd, is a senior training and technical assistance associate at Education Development Center. Formerly, she was a special projects/trainer for the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative (DECI), where she was responsible for resource development, served as editor of the national newsletter, and worked on various other special projects for DECI. She continues to work as a consultant for Devereux. She is the co-author and co-producer of the Facing the Challenge DVDs, Classroom Moments DVD and accompanying training, and the coauthor of For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers and Social Strong, Emotionally Secure.
Devereux Early Childhood Initiative creates working partnerships among early childhood educators, mental health professionals, and families to promote young children's social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build the skills for school success. The Devereux Early Childhood Initiative provides professional development on its social and emotional assessment and screening tools for infants/toddlers (DECA-I/T), preschoolers (DECA), and school-age children (DESSA)
The Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project (CHTOP) was established in 1969 with funding from the federal government as part of our nation's earliest attempts to provide educational services to young children with disabilities. Under the direction of Anne R. Sanford, the founder of CHTOP, the strategies and materials developed by CHTOP during these early years became known as the Chapel Hill Model. The model included assessment instruments, curricula, and strategies for parent involvement and family-centered programming. In 1983, the U.S. Department of Education's Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP) validated the Chapel Hill Model unanimously for "exemplary program status."