Online Resource Guide

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Positive Feedback
Module

CSEFEL Module 1 Handout 1.3: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. (2003). Module 1 Handout 1.3: Building relationships and creating supportive environments. Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/modules-archive/module1/handouts/3.pdf

This handout offers sentence starters for providing children with positive feedback and encouragement.

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Communicating with Families
Journal Article

Toward an Integration of Child- and Family-Centered Practices in the Assessment of Preschool Children: Welcoming Families

Woods, J. & McCormick, K. (2002). Toward an integration of child- and family-centered practices in the assessment of preschool children: Welcoming families. Young Exceptional Children, 5(3), 2-11, doi: 10.1177/109625060200500301

Strategies for integrating child- and family-centered practices with different components of the assessment process are shared in this article.

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Health and Safety
Policy Brief

What Can CCDF Learn from the Research on Children's Health and Safety in Child Care?

The Urban Institute. (2003). What can CCDF learn from the research on children's health and safety in child care? Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/synthesis_brief_1.pdf

This brief highlights recent research that can inform lead agencies as they consider ways to support systems that influence children's health and safety

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Creative Arts
Resource Guide

Young in Art: A Developmental Look at Child Art

Art Junction. (2006). Young in art: A developmental look at child art. Retrieved from http://www.artjunction.org/young_in_art.pdf

This document details the four stages of artistic development in children (scribbling, pre-symbolism, symbolism, and realism) with descriptions of each stage and art samples

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Early Math
Policy Brief

Math and Science in Preschool: Policies and Practice

Brenneman, K., Stevenson-Boyd, J., & Frede, E. (2009). Math and science in preschool: Policies and practices. National Institute for Early Education Research Policy Brief 19. Retrieved from http://nieer.org/resources/policybriefs/20.pdf

This policy brief from NIEER addresses the development of science and mathematics in preschoolers, critical issues in this field, and recommendations for policy

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Challenging Behavior
Module

CSEFEL Preschool Module 3a: Individualized Interventions: Determining the Meaning of Behavior

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. (2010). Preschool Module 3a: Individualized interventions: Determining the meaning of behavior. Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/training_preschool.html#mod3a

The module contains PowerPoint slides, activities, handouts, and videos. This module could be presented as a full-day workshop, but could also be split up into different chunks depending on the class topic

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Early Math
Journal Article

Measuring Experiences for Young Children

Copley, J., Glass, K., Nix, L., Faseler, A., De Jesus, M., & Tanksley, S. (2004). Measuring experiences for young children. Teaching Children Mathematics, February 2004. Retrieved from http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/eecd/domains of child development/mathematics/measurementarticle.pdf

Read this article for examples of developmentally appropriate measurement activities that showcase children's natural curiosity for measurement, alongside their developing understanding of the measurement process.

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Early Math
Website

Early Math: How Children Learn About Numbers

Scholastic. (2013). Early math: How children learn about numbers. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/early-math-how-children-learn-about-numbers

This article provides examples on how to help children be sensitive to numbers and explore groupings in natural situations

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Early Math
Instructional Material

Illuminations: Resource for Teaching Math

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (n.d.). Patterns that grow. Retrieved from http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U103

This website provides five lessons for a math unit on growing patterns, using calculators, interactive shape tools, hundreds charts, multiplication charts, and more to explore patterns in a different mathematical contexts

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Early Math
Journal Article

Translating Lessons From Research Into Mathematics Classrooms: Mathematics and Special Needs Students

Clements, D. (2000). Translating lessons from research Into mathematics classrooms: Mathematics and special needs students. Perspectives, 26(3), 31-33. Retrieved from http://investigations.terc.edu/library/bookpapers/translating_lessons.cfm

The article uses research findings to inform best practices for teaching mathematics to special needs students. Scroll down for a list of recommendations for classroom practice

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Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Your Child's Checkups

KidsHealth. (n.d.). Your child's checkups. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/medical/checkups.html

This tool provides guidelines for what to expect at health and wellness check-ups from newborn to five years old.#http://Your Child's Checkups

KidsHealth. (n.d.). Your child's checkups. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/medical/checkups.html

This tool provides guidelines for what to expect at health and wellness check-ups from newborn to five years old.

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Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Illness Sheets

California Childcare Health Program. (2009). Illness sheets. Retrieved from http://ucsfchildcarehealth.org/html/pandr/topics.htm

This website provides handouts on a variety of childcare health topics, including many communicable diseases, from the California Childcare Health Program

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Nutrition
Website

Child Nutrition Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Child nutrition programs. Retrieved from http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs

This website provides links to nutrition programs the USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers to provide healthy food to children, such as Farm to School and the School Breakfast Program

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Health and Safety
Website

First Aid & Safety

KidsHealth. (2013). First aid & safety. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/

Use this website to learn many first-aid and safety tips for young children at home and in the outdoors.

 

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Challenging Behavior
Module

CSEFEL Preschool Module 3b: Individualized Interventions: Developing a Behavior Support Plan

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. (2010). Preschool module 3b: Individualized interventions: Developing a behavior support plan. Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/training_preschool.html#mod3b

The module contains PowerPoint slides, activities, handouts, and videos. This module could be presented as a full-day workshop, but could also be split up into different chunks depending on the class topic

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Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Child Abuse Prevention

California Childcare Health Program. (2001). Child abuse prevention. Retrieved from http://ucsfchildcarehealth.org/pdfs/healthandsafety/childaben081803_adr.pdf

This handout defines child abuse and lists indicators of behavioral and/or physical abuse

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Nutrition
Website

USDA Food Groups

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Food groups. Retrieved from http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/

Select a food group and learn about its health benefits, as well as the recommended proportions.#http://USDA Food Groups

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Food groups. Retrieved from http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/

Select a food group and learn about its health benefits, as well as the recommended proportions.

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Instructional Strategies
Journal Article

Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia

Edwards, C. (2002). Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=famconfacpub

This article provides a brief comparative introduction to the Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia curriculums, and highlights several key areas of similarity and contrast

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Instructional Strategies
Resource Guide

The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum for Ages 3-5

The Creative Curriculum. (2005). The Creative Curriculum developmental continuum for ages 3-5. Retrieved from http://wvde.state.wv.us/osp/CreativeCurriculumContinuum.pdf

This guide outlines the typical development of preschool-age children by describing the steps that children usually take as they achieve each of the 50 objectives. The Forerunner level for each objective describes three sequential developmental steps for children who have not already reached Step 1