So the Internet is an exciting resource for teachers. Using the Internet can make teachers’ lives simpler and can provide more information and resources than ever available before. Let’s keep ourselves up to date on what’s new and hip!!
Part 1: Position Statements and Influential Practices
- NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/dap
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/ChildAbuseStand.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/Readiness.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/diversity.pdf
- NAEYC. (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/pscape.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009, April). Early childhood inclusion: A summary. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/DEC_NAEYC_ECSummary_A.pdf
- Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. (2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_pub_infanttodller
- FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG Snapshot, No. 33). Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://community.fpg.unc.edu/sites/community.fpg.unc.edu/files/imce/documents/FPG_Snapshot_N33_EvidenceBasedPractice_09-2006.pdf
- Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J. Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., et al. (2010). Knowledge-to-action guides. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42-53.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Part 2: Global Support for Children’s Rights and Well-Being
- Article: UNICEF (n.d.). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf
- World Forum Foundation
This link connects you to the mission statement of this organization. Make sure to watch the media segment on this webpage
- World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Read about OMEP’s mission.
- Association for Childhood Education International
Click on “Mission/Vision” and “Guiding Principles and Beliefs” and read these statements.
- World Forum Foundation
Part 3: Selected Early Childhood Organizations
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- The Division for Early Childhood
- Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
- Harvard Education Letter
- FPG Child Development Institute
- Administration for Children and Families Headstart’s National Research Conference
- Children’s Defense Fund
- Center for Child Care Workforce
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research
- National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
- National Child Care Association
- National Institute for Early Education Research
- Voices for America’s Children
- The Erikson Institute
Part 4: Selected Professional Journals Available in the Walden Library
Tip: Use the Journal option under Search & Find on the library website to find journals by title.
- YC Young Children
- Journal of Child & Family Studies
- Child Study Journal
- Multicultural Education
- Early Childhood Education Journal
- Journal of Early Childhood Research
- International Journal of Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Studies
- Maternal & Child Health Journal
- International Journal of Early Years Education
Part 5: Teachers might want to try some of the following education-related and generalized search engines:
- www.bigchalk.com – Education search engine for students, teachers and parents
- www.education-world.com – General education search engine
- www.awesomelibrary.org – Search engine of carefully reviewed top 5% of education web resources
- www.yahoo.com – Major generalized web search engine
- www.altavista.com – Major generalized web search engine
- www.ask.com – Search engine which allows you to type in your question; includes a section for kids
- www.refdesk.com – Search engine for finding facts online
- www.google.com – Major and large generalized search engine
- www.metacrawler.com – Search engine which searches other search engines
- www.ilor.com – Major generalized user-friendly web search engine
Part 6: Early Childhood Resources
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Offers information on early childhood education and development, accreditation, public policy, research, professional development, and more. Join NAEYC in their commitment to improving the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight.
Zero To Three
Find resources for your work with parents of infants/toddlers, infant/toddler development, and public policy designed to improve the lives of our nation’s youngest children.
The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
What is the state of child care in our country? What is the highest ranked state child care center? What can child care resource and referral agencies do for parents looking for quality child care centers in their community? The NACCRRA website provides answers to these questions and more.
Education Resources Information Center
Using this online library of education research and information, you’ll find journal articles, research papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources materials that can support your work in early childhood classrooms.
National Association for Family Child Care
Offers support for family child care providers, including accreditation and online training, and help for parents in finding high-quality child care for their young children.
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Learn more about the Reggio Emilia philosophy and how to implement Reggio strategies into your own program. The Reggio website provides a conference calendar, certification process for becoming a teacher certified in Reggio Emilia, and information about arranging visits to Reggio schools.
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
The High/Scope Foundation offers research, training, curriculum development, assessment materials, and more for early childhood educators. Explore early language and literacy teaching strategies and techniques on this site.
National Institute For Early Education Research
Learn about the status of early education, the latest research in the field, legislation, and standards and policies.
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Offers information about child development and early education for children ages birth to eight. You’ll find information regarding best practice, family involvement, and early education policy.
Part 7: Scholastic Early Childhood Programs and Resources
Early Learning in The Teacher Store
Offers early childhood products for both teachers and young children to meet all your teaching and classroom needs. You’ll find picture books, curriculum guides, literacy programs, classroom materials, and more!
Reading Club for Pre-Readers
Scholastic Reading Club has ramped up the focus on early childhood reading by expanding the successful preschool book clubs, offering even more age-appropriate titles and special collections for pre-readers.
Preschool Book Fairs
Scholastic Book Fairs offers special Preschool Book Fairs nationwide and a free Kindergarten Readiness Program that offers families free tips and activities to ensure children are prepared for their early school years.
Preschool Classroom Curriculum
Scholastic’s “Big Day for Pre-K” program utilizes current research about early learning for preschool classrooms to ensure that children build the academic and social-emotional foundations they need to succeed in kindergarten. The program provides teachers with child-friendly themes and curriculum for the whole school year.
Early Childhood Apps
Scholastic offers engaging early childhood apps emphasizing early reading skills, discovery, learning, and emotional play with popular characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog™, Astroblast!™, and WordGirl™.