Early Childhood Resource Links
Whether you are looking to advance your knowledge in behavior management, classroom practices or other areas of interest such as student fine motor development, the following resources are available to support you.
Center on the Developing Child Harvard University
The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers. The resources library contains presentations and information on a variety of topics including brain architecture, resiliency, mental health and more.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CFSEL)
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
Dr. Becky Bailey - Conscious Discipline
Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. Her workshops touch thousands of lives each year, and her top selling book titles have over 800,000 copies in circulation.
Under the "resources" tab you will find printable posters, tools and activities, lyrics and movements to her songs for purchase on CD, discipline tips and much more. Under the "videos" tab, be sure to check out the "administrators videos" and watch the clip "How to Make a Bully". You can also subscribe to her newsletter or follow along with a self-guided book study of Conscious Discipline.
The HighScope organization provides several free online resources including an overview of their curriculum, video clips for those working with infant/toddlers or preschool age students and two professional newsletters. Additional items can be purchased through their online store.
Extensions is the online early childhood curriculum newsletter. It is filled with timeless articles on all kinds of situations you encounter in the classroom. Each issue has several "how to" articles focusing on a single theme, with suggestions for strategies to use with the children in your care. Found under the "News" tab.
ReSource for Educators magazine is published twice a year and is filled with timely articles about all aspects of early childhood education and development, as well as information about activities, professional learning, products, and services that are available through HighScope.
Marianne Gibbs - Write Out of the Box! ®
Marianne Gibbs, EdD, OTR/L, the creator and presenter of Write Out of the Box! ®, is a registered occupational therapist and a Texas Registered Master Trainer (#1116).
Write Out of the Box! ® supports the development of fine motor skills and writing readiness of children 3-6 years old. Many children are entering Kindergarten with inadequate fine motor skills, poor pencil grasps, and unorthodox letter formation habits because they are writing before they are developmentally ready.
Be sure to check out the tips section of the website for downloadable documents and parent handouts about crossing midline, scissoring, and hand dominance.
ZERO TO THREE
Do you work with the youngest of children and want to know more? This site has online resources on early literacy, early math and science, language and communication, play and school readiness. Resources include short video clips as well as printed information to share with parents.
The ZERO TO THREE Bookstore offers high-quality publications to enhance your professional development, tools to support your work with families, and resources to strengthen your knowledge of the latest research and practice with young children and their families.
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