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The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (College Edition), 5th Edition

  • Diane Trister Dodge
  • Cate Heroman
  • Diane Burts
  • Kai-leé Berke
  • Toni S. Bickart
  • ISBN-10: 1606175149
  • ISBN-13: 9781606175149
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1992
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Author

Diane Trister Dodge

Diane Trister Dodge, founder and president of Teaching Strategies, Inc., is the author of numerous books, articles, and training materials on early childhood education. She is the lead author on all of Teaching Strategies books, including the popular The Creative Curriculum®...series. After earning a Master's degree from Bank Street College of Education, Diane earned 30 years of experience working with teachers and administrators first as a kindergarten teacher, and then as the education coordinator for a Head Start program in rural Mississippi. Her experiences in the field have taught her the value of curriculum and training materials that articulate a clear philosophy and practical approach to meaningful learning. Her belief that curriculum and assessment are intracately linked led to the development of The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum and The Creative Curriculum Developmental Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3-5. She has also written many books for parents including Building Your Baby's Brain, Reading Right from the Start, and A Parent's Guide to Early Childhood Education. Diane is a renowned speaker and trainer, and a former member of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She currently serves on the Board of the Center for the Child Care Work Force and other local Washington, DC organizations.

Cate Heroman

Cate Heroman is the Senior Associate and Staff Development Specialist at Teaching Strategies, Inc, and has committed herself to the field of education for almost 30 years. She was a early childhood education teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. For nearly a decade, Cate served as an administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education, providing leadership, training, technical assistance and support in the areas of early childhood and elementary education. Cate has also co-authored several books, including The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th Edition, The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3-5, Connecting Content, Teaching and Learning, and Building Your Baby's Brain.

Diane Burts

Diane Burts, EdD, is a former preschool, Head Start, kindergarten, and university teacher, as well as professor emeritus of human ecology at Louisiana State University. She is former director of the LSU Preschool Laboratory, Grace Drews Lehmann professor, and division head of family, child, and consumer sciences. She was the endowed chair and director of the Emma Eccles Jones Center for Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. Dr. Burts is co-editor of the book Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke, M.A., is a senior product development associate at Teaching Strategies, Inc. She has taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs. Before joining Teaching Strategies, Inc., she was the program administrator for a multi-site preschool organization. In addition to her local and national work as an early childhood trainer and consultant, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Honolulu Community College and Pacific Oaks College.

Toni S. Bickart

Toni Bickart, senior associate and editor in chief at Teaching Strategies, is the co-author of Preschool for Parents, What Every Parent Needs to Know about 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades, Building the Primary Classroom, Reading Right from the Start, and a contributing author of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. In addition to her own classroom teaching experience, she has worked as a teacher mentor in the D.C. Public Schools and presents workshops for teachers and parents around the country. She is an "Early Education Expert" for ParentSoup, a leading Internet site for parents. In addition to her educational background, Ms. Bickart holds a master's degree in social work from Columbia University.