• This topical guide will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

    Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Note that some videos may be viewed online, and journal titles will take you to the publisher’s homepage.


A critical introduction to coaching & mentoring : debates, dialogues and discourses
David Gray, et al.
Sage, 2016
This book introduces coaching and mentoring, written by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. Taking you all the way through from the emerging theory to informed practice, the book covers: skills, purposes and outcomes of coaching and mentoring processes, and the many settings in which they take place.
HD 57.7 .G75 2016   948740336

Reflective supervision and leadership in infant and early childhood programs
Mary Claire Heffron and Trudy Murch
Readleaf Press, 2011
This comprehensive resource book provides background information about reflective supervision and practical advice for implementing this type of supervision in programs serving infants and young children
LB 1775.6 .R87 2011  667873037

Coaching with powerful interactions : a guide for partnering with early childhood teachers
Judy Jablon, et al.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2016
This book is a practical guide for all coaches and professionals who support the work of teachers and includes access to 30 coaching videos and bonus material.
HV 854 .J11 2016 946581190

The early childhood coaching handbook
Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden
Zero to Three, 2010
This book provides a research based foundation for coaching early childhood and early intervention professionals. The authors provide concrete examples of how strategies can be applied to improve practices.
  HV 713 .H382 2010 695683568

Practical approaches to early childhood professional development : evidence, strategies, and resources
Pamela J. Winton, et al.
Zero to Three, 2008
This book is a comprehensive resource with practical strategies for promoting reflection among early childhood professionals. Accompanying CD-ROM lists hundreds of additional resources (including in print, on-line and on video) and contains many activities and course syllabi that can be used both in pre-service and in-service training.
LB 1732.3 .P895w 2008 173368427


Supporting the social emotional development of infants and toddlers through family coaching
24 min; DVD
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI), 2014
Videos discuss and demonstrate positive strategies for communication among adults to support infants and toddlers.
WS 105.5 .E5 Su768 2014 904560626

Finding the words, finding the ways: exploring reflective supervision and facilitation
80 min; DVD
California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health at WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, 2012
This video discusses the benefits of reflection during the supervisory process and demonstrates strategies for reflective supervision. The accompanying manual provides additional resources for using the DVD in training setting.
HF 5549.12 .H382 2012 820554865

Learning through observation: five video vignettes to spark reflection and discussion
65 min; DVD
Zero to Three, 2003
This DVD presents five video vignettes that can be used to encourage careful observation and reflection of real-life interactions between professionals and families. Discussions follow each vignette and discussion questions are provided for further exploration.
BF722 L438 2003 218115233


Young Children 66(1):50-55
Ten Tips for Coaching Adults: An Emotionally Healthy Approach
Rebecca Ruth Curtis, et al. (2011)
This article presents a practical discussion of ten important factors to consider when coaching adults to improve their caregiving practices.

Young Children 65(6):86-91
Take Charge of Your Personal and Professional Development
Carla Goble and Diane Horm. (2010)
This article presents an overview of the changing landscape of professional development for early childhood educators. The article discusses of why professional development is important for early childhood educators and provides resources related to coaching and reflective supervision.

Web Resources

Practice Based Coaching Key Resources
Created by the US Office of Head Start, this web resource provides information about practice-based coaching and tools to implement coaching. Video resources are included.

Learning Lab: Exploring Coaching for Practice Change
These ECTAC (Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) web resources includes webinar videos and web-based tools to improve practice-based coaching. Tools are aligned to the DEC Recommended practices.

Early Childhood Educator Central: Teaching Supports
This web-based resource includes articles and videos to help infant-toddler educators build competencies. Tools are provided for supervisors and administrators to assist in coaching infant toddler educators to improve quality of practices.

Coaching and Reflective Supervision in Early Childhood