Nailing Jelly to the Wall: Defining and Providing Technical Assistance in Early Childhood Education

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Gryphon House, Inc., Aug 1, 2012 - Education - 144 pages
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For experts in the field of early care and education, defining and providing technical assistance can be as difficult as nailing jelly to the wall.

Learn to effectively coach, mentor, and train early childhood teachers and administrators with guided experiences, strategies, and activities to provide technical assistance in specific program areas like parent involvement, science, outdoor play, music. and art.

Nailing Jelly to the Wall is written for:
• early childhood consultants offering an objective, outside view of what is needed to improve a program
• mentors serving as a role model for others who are building a career in early childhood
• coaches helping others in the field of early childhood improve their skills and knowledge by providing resources, demonstrations, and guidance
• program administrators working with their own staff to provide professional development and guidance

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Table of Contents
Factors in Working with Adults
Examples of Challenging Technical Assistance Scenarios
Technical Assistance The Dramatic Play Area
Technical Assistance The Library Area
Technical Assistance Outdoor Play
Guidance for Outdoor Play
Evaluation of Technical Assistance

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About the author (2012)

Nancy P. Alexander's current and previous titles include Executive Director of Northwestern State University Child and Family Network, and President of the North Louisiana Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Winner of the Professional Trainer of the Year Award from the North Louisiana Chapter of ASTD, she regularly conducts workshops and training sessions at national and regional conferences, as well as teaches interactive early childhood education courses over the internet. She is a frequent contributor of articles and photographs to early childhood publications including Early Childhood News and Child Care Information Exchange.

Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker and a highly sought-after presenter and workshop leader in early childhood programs throughout the country. She has been an active speaker and participant in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), and Louisiana Early Childhood Association Annual Conference, among many other regional and national conferences.

Nancy has received numerous honors throughout her 30-year career in early childhood education. Nancy was selected for the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce "One Hundred Women of the Century" and the Southern Early Childhood Association Outstanding Member Award.

Nancy Alexander lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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