Links to Early Childhood Resources

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Early childhood education is the foundation upon which a child’s future success is built, and access to quality resources is key to ensuring a strong start. These sites cover a wide range of topics, from developmentally appropriate teaching methods to parenting tips, and the latest research in early childhood education. These websites offer educators and parents valuable insights, practical advice, and resources to foster a nurturing and enriching environment for our youngest learners.

Children’s Defense Fund
A strong, independent voice for all children of America

Education Talks: Early Childhood
Maresa Duignan, Assistant Chief Inspector at the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, discusses what ‘quality’ means in the context of early childhood education and care, and how it can be improved – both for children and for their teachers.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

National Institute for Early Education Research
Sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America’s young children are successful in school and beyond and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.

The Future of Children
Disseminates timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Early Childhood Education
One of the most significant findings to emerge from research on dropouts is that early identification is vital to effective prevention. Although we tend to think of students dropping out during their last years of high school, many are lost long before that. Social and task-related behavioral problems that develop into school adjustment problems can be identified at the beginning of the elementary grades. The dropout problem is not one that can be addressed exclusively at the middle or high school levels; by then it is too late for some students.

The Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs. Their mission is to promote policies and advance evidence-based practices to support the optimal development of young children with special needs.

Using Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video: Toddlers through Teens
This guide examines the pros and cons of parental controls and their effectiveness to toddlers through teens. It highlights different parental views from health experts, recommendations from the WHO and AAP, along with understanding the basics for implementing parental control.

National Association for the Education of Young Children: Applied Research
One of the primary goals of the Center for Applied Research is to encourage and support all those in the early childhood field to become critical consumers of research about early childhood development and education. The Center for Applied Research curates and communicates research through conference sessions, position statements, reports, research news posts, and other channels to promote the relationships between research, practice, and policy.

Milieu Teaching
Milieu teaching was found to have no discernible effects on communication/language competencies for preschool children with disabilities.

Phonological Awareness Training
Phonological awareness training was found to have potentially positive effects on communication/language competencies for children with learning disabilities in early education settings.

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