Parent Resources


The resources listed below, books, brochures and videos on a variety of topics are available to Preschool parents at the Parent Resource Room in the Alumni House on Upper South Campus.

These resources were made possible by the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant.

Videos/Audio Tapes

• *A Study of Early Childhood Program Environments: A Study Guide for Early Childhood Educators (PowerPoint)
• *The Art of Listening
• *Assisting Parents through the Mourning Process
• *Building Bridges to Kindergarten
• Building Quality Child Care- An Overview
• *Charting Growth
• *Children and Conflict (Video & Book)
• Developing the young Bilingual Learner
• Emotional Intelligence
• Far Ago and Long Away- Innovative Storytelling
• The First Years Last Forever
• Get a Life with Loretta LaRouche
• *Giving Children More Languages: Study Examples for Early Childhood Programs (PowerPoint)
• Healthy Habits = Healthy Children
• *I Am Clay: The Power of Natural Clay in Early Childhood Development
• I am Your Child Video Series- 6 Videos
      o 1. Your Healthy Baby
      o 2. Safe from the Start
      o 3. Ready to Learn
      o 4. Discipline –Teaching Limits with Love
      o 5. Quality Child Care- Making the Right Choice for You and Your Child
• The Importance of Establishing Boundaries
• *It’s Potty Time
• *The Key to Social Skills
• *Make A Difference: Report Child abuse and Neglect
• Nourishing Language Development in Early Childhood
• Parenting with Humor- Is it Possible? Loretta LaRouche
• *Parents Guide to Temperament
• *Positive Discipline
• The Preschool Parent: Building Confidence and Curiosity
• Raising Your Spirited Child, AUDIO TAPE, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
• Shaping the Youngest Minds
• *Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


• *Authentic Childhood-Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom, Susan Fraser &
• Carol Gestwicki
• The Baby Book, William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
• Challenging Behavior in Young Children, Understanding, Preventing and Responding
• Childhood Emergencies—What to Do:, A Quick Reference Guide, Marin Child Care Council (4)
• *Children and Conflict: A Guide to Working with Parents, Childcare Connections and the Children’s School of Boise, 2002 (Book & Video)
• Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Shielding Your Child From Conflict, S. Boyan and A. Termini
• *Coping With Your Child’s Temperament, William B. Carey & Sean McDevitt
• *Creating Rooms of Wonder, Carol Seefeldt
• Eating, Sleeping and Getting Up, Carolyn Crowder, 2002
• Effectively, Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky
• *Everyday Goodbyes: Starting School and Early Care: A Guide to the Separation Process, by Nancy Balaban
• *Feet Are Not for Kicking, by Elizabeth Verdick
• First Aid for Tantrums, Kathy Levinson 1997
• *Get Ready to Read! Making Child Care Work for You, Moomaw, Sally, Brenda Heironymus, and Yvonne Pearson
• Getting Through to Your Kids, (Easy Conversations about Difficult Things) Michael Popkin & Robyn Freedman 2002
• *Guiding the Gifted Child, by J. Webb, E Meckstroth, S Tolan
• *Hands are Not for Hitting, Martine Agassi, 2002
• Helping Your Child Succeed in School, A Guide for 4-14 year olds, M. Popkin, B. Youngs, J.Healy.
• How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
• *It’s Not a Bird Yet: The Drama of Drawing, Ursula Kolbe
• *It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, Vicki Lansky
• *Join In and Play, by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• *Know and Follow the Rules, by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• Learning Language and Loving It, Elaine Weitzman and Janice Greenberg
• Lighten Up and Live Longer, Sue Baldwin
• *Listen and Learn, by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• *Model Child Care Health Policies, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sept. 2002
• *Mom’s House, Dad’s House, Making Two Homes for Your Child, Isolina Ricci
• Off to School- A Parent’s Eye View of the Kindergarten Year –Irene Hannigan
• Pass-Along Papers, Barbara Kuczen and Carly Kuczen
• The Power of Observation, Judy Jablon, Amy Dombro, Margo Dichtelmiller
• Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
• *Rapunzel’s Supermarket, Ursula Kolbe
• *Real Parents, Real Children, Parenting the Adopted Child, Holly Van Gulden & Lisa Bartels-Rabb
• Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture, by Diane E. Levin
• *Respect and Take Care of Things, Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• Separation- Strategies for Helping Two to Four Year Olds from the Edna Reiss Memorial Conferences on Attachment Separation and Loss
• *Share and Take Turns, by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
• Starting Out Right- A Guide for Promoting Children’s Reading Success by the National Research Council
• *Teaching and Learning: Collaborative Exploration of the Reggio Emilia Approach, Victoria R. Fu, Andrew J. Stremmel, and Lynn T. Hill
• *Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks, by Abigail Newburger and Elizabeth Vaughan
• *Teeth Are Not for Biting, by Elizabeth Verkick
• The War Play Dilemma: What Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know, by Diane E. Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige
• *When I Feel Afraid, by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
• *Words Are Not for Hurting, by Elizabeth Verdick
• The Working Parents Handbook, Katherine Murray, 1996.
• Young Children and Picture Books-Literacy from Infancy to Six by Mary Renck Jalongo
• Young Exceptional Children- Practical Ideas for Addressing Challenging Behaviors By Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children


• A Caring Place for Your Infant – NAEYC
• A Good Preschool for your Child – NAEYC
• Choosing a Good Early Childhood Program: Questions and Answers – NAEYC
• Helping Children Learn Self-Control: A Guide to Discipline – NAEYC
• Media Violence and Children – NAEYC
• NAEYC Accreditation: The Right Choice for Kids – NAEYC
• Raising A Reader – NAEYC
• Ready to Go-What Parents Should Know About School Readiness – NAEYC
• Ten Tips for Feeding Your Toddler Without Fuss: Helping Your Child Eat Right
• Ten Tips on How to Talk to Your Child: Listening, Caring, and Sharing
• Ten Tips on Raising Kids Without Physical Punishment: How to Help Your Children Instead of Hurting Them
• Ten Tips on Toilet Training Your Toddler: Don’t Rush It!
• Violence and Children: A Guide for Parents – NAEYC
• When Disaster Strikes: Helping Young Children Cope – NAEYC

*Located at the Parent Resource Room, Alumni House