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

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2012 - Education - 168 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; and program administrators working with their own staff to provide professional development and guidance

Nancy P. Alexander is executive director of Northwestern State University Child and Family Network, a multi-faceted program providing a variety of services, including innovative projects to help programs advance in the state quality-rating system and career pathways. She is a nationally recognized speaker and a highly sought-after presenter and workshop leader in early childhood programs throughout the country.

 

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Disappointing, very disappointing. Seems to be written from the standpoint of someone who has read about training rather than by someone who actually has experience training.

Contents

Table of Contents
13
Factors in Working with Adults
19
Examples of Challenging Technical Assistance Scenarios
27
Technical Assistance The Dramatic Play Area
41
Technical Assistance The Library Area
53
Technical Assistance Outdoor Play
75
Guidance for Outdoor Play
81
Evaluation of Technical Assistance
110
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Nancy P. Alexander is Executive Director of Northwestern State University Child and Family Network, a multi-faceted program providing a variety of services, including innovative projects to assist programs to advance in the state quality rating system and career pathways.
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 a frequent presenter at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference, the NAEYC Professional Development Institute, the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Annual Conference, and other regional and national conferences.
Nancy has received numerous honors and recognitions throughout her career. She was selected for the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce "One Hundred Women of the Century," the Southern Early Childhood Association Outstanding Member Award, and the Professional Trainer of the Year Award from the North Louisiana Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
Nancy Alexander lives in Shreveport, Louisiana where she is actively involved in many cultural and art activities including serving as royalty for a Mardi Gras Krewe.

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