Escuela Viva Recommended Reading List

  • Taking Charge: Caring Discipline That Works at Home and School by JoAnne Nordling (MOST RECOMMENDED)
  • Education for Life, J. Donald Walters
  • Scary News: 12 Ways to Raise Joyful Children When the Headlines are Full of Fear, Lorna Ann Knox
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Perfect Health for Kids, Dr. John Douillard
  • The Nurture Assumption, Judith Harris
  • Busy but Balanced, Mimi Doe
  • Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today, Kathleen Desmaisons
  • For Goodness’ Sake: Supporting Children & Teens in Discovering Life’s Highest Values, Michael Nitai Deranja
  • Easy to Love; Difficult to Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation, Becky Bailey
  • Calm and Compassionate Children, Susan McDermond
  • The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach Advanced Reflections, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, and George Foreman
  • Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education, Louise Boyd Cadwell and Lella Gandini
  • Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner’s Guide for American Teachers Julianne Wurm

Top Ten Tips for Addressing Toddler Biting PDF:  top-ten-tips-biting
*developed by a former Escuela Viva toddler teacher

Dental Initiative w/ Upstream Public Health
This initiative helped our program to implement daily tooth brushing in our classrooms. Additionally, they have created a bilingual PDF of resources related to dental health for babies and young children. There is information on nutrition, breast feeding and book resources related to teaching dental health and nutrition.

Lice Prevention and Treatment – Please read the following Lice Prevention and Treatment and ensure that your families participates! Anybody is susceptive to getting lice and the best way to catch it from spreading is prevention.

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