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  • Doing a Self Study (Why’s and How’s). Tips for motivating staff and directors to begin the self-study, the first step for NAEYC Accreditation. 30 min. # 46


  • Anti-Bias Curriculum. Louise Derman Sparks. The background of ABC is presented, along with ways to combat the development of bias in young children. # 28
  • Gay Lives and Culture Wars. 27 min. # 55
  • Culture and Its Myths. # 58
  • We all Belong: Multicultural Child Care that Works. How to integrate the cultural lives of children into the culturally responsible, developmentally appropriate early childhood setting. # 59
  • A Parent Meeting: Discussing HIV/AIDS in our community. # 61
  • Both My Moms’ Names are Judy. # 66
  • Culture and Education of Young Children. Discussion with Carol Phillips. How can programs show respect for our cultural diversity and use this richness to enhance children’s learning. 16 min. # 71
  • Diversity and Communication. Shows some areas of disagreement (mostly neatness/messiness and toileting) and people learning to understand and respect diversity. # 98
  • Diversity, Independence and Individuality. This video shows how various forms of valuing independence and individuality define teaching approaches, and feeding, toileting, and napping practices. Magna Systems. # 99
  • Diversity and Conflict Management. This “how to” video shows a process for opening up communications between parents and teachers or caregivers. # 100
  • Starting Small; Teaching Children Tolerance. Teacher interviews and commentary from child-development experts. Viewers learn why teaching tolerance within the curriculum is as fundamental as teaching children how to read. # 124
  • It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School. Designed to open a dialogue among the adults in school communities about this controversial subject, this video shows examples of activities, faculty meetings, and classroom discussions about lesbian and gay issues. 37 min. # 132
  • I Don’t Know Where to Start. Addresses the feelings and concerns teachers often have about the lack of training, preparation, and support they have received to work with children new to this culture. The program shows how stressful entering school in a new culture can be for children and how it initially limits their ability to learn. 33 min. # 179
  • Ending Racism. It has become clear that racism is the content of all the unheald hurt, pain and fear of white people, acted out towards people of color. This video offers a rare glimpse into the understanding of the dynamics of isolation of white people from themselves and people of color. Charlie works with three men on healing from the effects of the conditioning around racism. #184
    Helps teachers and students talk about, understand and prevent prejudice. Teacher’s guide accompanies tapes.
    • Sticks and Stones. Theme: Name calling and hurting others as a reaction to being hurt. 15 min. # 109
    • Cinderella and Me. Theme: Being excluded from mainstream culture. 15 min. # 110
    • Long Distance. Theme: speaking a different Language. 15 min. # 111
    • Play Ball. Theme: Stereotyping. 15 min. # 112
    • The Club. Theme: Standing up against prejudice directed at someone else. # 113
    • Tug of War. Theme: Choosing a friend across racial lines. 15 min. # 114
    • Proud to Be Me. Theme: The pull between maintaining a strong cultural identity and assimilation. 15 min. # 115
    • I’m American Too. Theme: Definitions of being American. 15 min. # 116
    • Words On the Wall. Hate Crimes. 15 min. # 117
    • Teacher Training Video. Segments to be used within the Different and the Same training workshop. An initial message from Fred Rogers, and continuing with interviews with teachers who have used the material in their classrooms. # 118
  • Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care. Recommends way to structure and run child care programs to strengthen children's connections with their families and their home culture. 36 min. # 165
  • Essential Connections: 10 puntos en el tratamiento sensible hacia el niño.. El video explora la cultura en la vida de niños y describe el papel en el desarrollo del auto-estima del niño. 36 min. # 165S


  • The Early Childhood Program: A Place to Learn and Grow. Overview of the 7 programs in the series. Encourages viewers to look more deeply into elements of excellent early childhood education. 15 min. # 101
  • Cultivating Roots - Home/School Partnerships. Young children benefit when parents and teachers collaborate and communicate in a two-way process. Viewers learn how best practices foster productive partnerships. 30 min. # 107
  • SUPER GROUPS: Young Children Learning Together Series ( Educational Productions, Inc.)
    1. Give Yourself a Hand: Guidance Techniques for Successful Group Times. Examines important principles of guidance and demonstrates some basic techniques for guiding young children at group time. 34 min. #23
    2. Come Join In: Guidelines for Successful Group Times. Focuses on three key guidelines teachers use to plan and lead successful group times. 30 min. #37
    3. Once Upon a Time: Skills for Reading Aloud at Group Time. Demonstrates techniques for reading aloud in ways that draw children into the world of books. 33 min. # 49

  • Nurturing Growth - Child Growth and Development. Development takes place in the context of a child’s culture, family routines, economic status. Examines how best practices incorporates the developmental domains and how teachers plan for the interaction of the domains. 30 min. # 102
  • Places to Grow - The Learning Environment. Focuses on the importance of the classroom environment, and how adults interact with children. 30 min. # 103
  • Play - the Seed of Learning. This video examines the role of play in the classroom, how children play to better understand the world, how play evolves as children acquire social competence, how teachers can support children'’ play and use it as a means for assessing children'’ abilities. 30 min. # 104
  • An Idea Blossoms - Integrated Curriculum. Illustrates how teachers successfully used an integrated curriculum in their classroom. The video examines techniques for designing the process and the role of the teacher and the child when using an integrated curriculum. 30 min. # 105
  • Charting Growth - Assessment. Assessment focuses on the whole child, the curriculum and communication between the parent and school. Demonstrates assessment strategies; the profile of progress, the parent/teacher/child conference, and the early childhood assessment team. 30 min. # 106
  • Seeds of Change - Leadership and Staff Development. Ensuring that all children come to school ready to learn requires a restructuring of the way schools and communities currently work. Explores teacher and staff growth while implementing best practices. 30 min. # 108

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