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KIDBIZ Resources - early Childhood & Child Care Training

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Books by Patricia Dischler

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Tea Party Celebrations!

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Tea Party Celebrations!

Baking, Costuming, Etiquette and other Tea Party Activities for Your Child Care Program that Promote Social Skills, Problem Solving, Creativity & So Much More!

By
Patricia Dischler
KIDBIZ Resources

NEW! $19.95

From Babysitter to Business Owner Half Day Training

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Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity and Courtesy
Activities that Build a Foundation for Success

Abundant activities that are fun, easy to use, and developmentally appropriate

  • Engaging sidebars highlighting teacher/ student dialog
  • Methods for integrating the 3 Cs into the curriculum and meeting state
  • standards
  • Recommendations of related children's books

Research shows that children with positive social skills, a creative nature, and a love of learning experience success in later school years. This resource shows how to promote school readiness by giving young learners a desire to learn, teaching them how to learn, and nurturing empathy, emotional intelligence, and problem solving. Indexed by topic and state standards for easy reference to activities.

Corwin Press, 2009, 232 pages, 7"x 10" Paperback

$27.95

 

From Babysitter to Business Owner

From Babysitter to Business Owner

From Babysitter to Business Owner offers tried and true strategies for implementing established professional business practices in the home day care environment. Each of the eight complete chapters in this indispensable guide give you insight into an important aspect of fine-tuning the organization and operation of your family child care business.

$17.95
(The Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care by Teachers College Press includes a Parent Handbook requirement, referencing the Parent Handbook chapter in From Babysitter to Business Owner.)

101 Tips and Tricks 101 Tips and Tricks

Ideas to make your job easier, save you money and save you time in your child care business! All the little tricks of the trade you wish you could find out shared in one booklet - based on Patricia's most popular workshop!

$8

The Patty Cake Kids & the Lost Imagination Cap The Patty Cake Kids & the Lost Imagination Cap

Written by Patricia Dischler
Illustrated by Ashley Kircher

Periwinkle, a family child care provider, leads her daycare children on a search for Austin's lost imagination cap. All the other children have found theirs and with creativity and their imaginations they quickly discover all the possibilities to the location of Austin's hat. But poor Austin has no luck until he unlocks the secret - and his imagination - and discovers he held the key all along.

$9.85

Because I Loved You: Understanding a Birthmother's View of Open Adoption

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Because I Loved You: Understanding a Birthmother's View of Open Adoption

This is the story the adoption industry has been waiting for! Author Patricia Dischler gives us a poignant and moving narrative, notable for its honesty, sharing the full spectrum of the relationships between herself, her son's adoptive parents and her son as he grew up.

$16.95

Note: Large quantity discounts are available for adoption agencies, for more information send request by email.

Pieces of Me, Who Do I Want to Be?

Pieces of Me, Who Do I Want to Be?

A collection of stories, poems, art, music, quotes, activities, provocative questions, and more – all for the young adopted person who wants to figure out his or her story, but doesn't know where to begin. It is a book of voices, from ages 11 to 63, speaking honestly and authentically about what it means to be adopted. A must-have resource for adoptees and adoptive parents! Includes "I Just Missed You" by Patricia Dischler. Published by EMK Press.

$24.95

No Regrets: Making Your Decision in an Unplanned Pregnancy

No Regrets: Making Your Decision in an Unplanned Pregnancy

Chapters 2 & 3 are excerpts from
Because I Loved You

Get the information you need to make a choice in an unplanned pregnancy! Perfect for agencies looking for an inexpensive way to provide information from the book Because I Loved You to women facing their decision.

$40 (for 10)

KIDBIZ Resources Professionalism Tools
KIDBIZ Professionalism Kit KIDBIZ Professionalism Kit

Everything you need for your child care business to jump start it's way to success!

Contents: (Total value of over $90!)

  • From Babysitter To Business Owner: Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Child Care Business (2005, Redleaf Press) by Patricia Dischler
  • 101 Tips and Tricks for the Child Care Professional by Patricia Dischler
  • KIDBIZ Teleseminar Coaching Series: Marketing & Interviews Audio CD Presented by Patricia Dischler. Includes handouts and one hour training certificate with a Training Certificate.
  • Patty Cake Preschool Parent Handbook CD. 50-page policies and contract document on rewritable CD with prompts for where to insert your information to make it your own.
  • Parent Handbook Binder. Clear cover inserts to display your business information on a 3 ring binder to use for the Parent Handbook and necessary forms.
  • Parent Information Folder. Folder with business card inserts to use to contain the information necessary to give parents at the end of an interview as described in From Babysitter to Business Owner.
  • Create your own business cards stock. Make your own on your computer!
  • Parent Board. A dry erase board to use in communicating with parents as described in From Babysitter to Business Owner.

$65

Patty Cake Preschool Parent Handbook

Patty Cake Preschool Parent Handbook

No time to create your own policies? This CD contains the entire 50 page Patty Cake Preschool Handbook complete with a School Information section, Policies & Procedures section & Contract Issues section. This rewritable CD allows you to insert your business information in order to make it your own. Prompts are given in bold where information should be changed to reflect your practices or information. Easy to use and a must-have for communicating clearly to parents what your business has to offer and to help them understand the rules that govern it and ěto keep you in business for years!

$25

Alphabet Tubs Alphabet Tubs

Give your children the hands-on way to learn their alphabet and phonic sounds! Each tub contains 2-3 items beginning with the letter on the lid. Comes with teaching guide.

(Contains small parts)

$35

Plus $8 shipping and handling for oversize item.

KIDBIZ Teleseminar Series KIDBIZ Teleseminar Series

High quality child care trainings on an audio CD, complete with handouts and training certificate! Listen when YOU have the time for training! Directors, use this for your next staff training event.

Workshop Topics:

  • Marketing & Interviews, 1 hour
  • Professional Image, 1 hour
  • Your Space/Their Space, 1.25 hours
  • From Braggers To Biters, 1 hour
  • Holiday Tips & Tricks 1 hr
  • Creating A Parent Handbook 1.25 hrs
$30.00 for individual CD:
Single Topic Cds:

This set includes the audio CD and handout, plus training certificate, for the following seven workshops: Marketing & Interviews, From Braggers to Biters, Professional Image, Your Space/Their Space, Holiday Tips & Tricks, Creating A Parent Handbook, and Parent's Can't Hear Me! A total of 7.5 hours of training! Listen to the CD's in the comfort of your home and get the training you need! Also great for directors who do staff trainings.

$120

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