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 It can be difficult at times to know how your child is doing at home or at school. As a parent, you may be wondering if your child is developing on track, or if your child is ready for kindergarten, or if your child is engaging in aggressive behavior. Our staff is highly qualified to answer any questions you may have about your child’s development.

If a member of our staff is not able to answer a question regarding your child’s development, then we will refer you to someone who can. If you are looking for resources about child development or kindergarten readiness, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find links to highly valuable educational resources about child development and so much more.

General Information/Education on Early Childhood Development

 pbs.org
 readinrockets.org
 naeyc.org
 zerotothree.org
 csefel.vanderbilt.edu
 firstthingsfirst.org
 consciousdiscipline.com
 childmind.org
 cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment
 childdevelopmentinfo.com
 azaeyc.org
 azearlychildhood.org
 azregistry.org
 asunow.asu.edu
 


Developmental Milestones and Anticipated Behaviors

 Developmental Milestones - zerotothree.org
 Why are Preschoolers so selfish? - playtolearnpreschool.us
 Biting in Childcare - ncac.acecqa.gov.au
 Potty Training - naeyc.org
 Learning to Use the Toilet - zerotothree.org
 Self-Regulation: A Cornerstone of  Early Childhood Development - naeyc.org
 Beyond “I’m Sorry”: The Educator’s Role in Preschoolers’ Emergence of Conscience - naeyc.org
 Developing Children’s Self-Regulation through Everyday Experiences - naeyc.org
 Hands are not for hitting - vanderbilt.edu
 Understanding Emotionally Sensitive Children - parents.com

 

High/Scope Approach

 High/Scope general information - highscope.org
 Perry Preschool Project –
 

Kindergarten Readiness

 Kindergarten Readiness Checklist - readingrockets.org
 What Happened to Kindergarten? Are academic pressures stealing childhood? - scholastic.com
 NAEYC – Where we stand on school readiness - naeyc.org
 Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every day! Tips for Preschool Teachers and other Early Childhood Education Program Providers - ed.gov
 New Research: Children With Strong Social Skills in Kindergarten More Likely to Thrive as Adults -  rwjf.org
 Not Yesterday’s Kindergarten - naeyc.org
 The School-Ready Child - zerotothree.org
 Helping Others Understand Academic Rigor in Teachers’ Developmentally Appropriate Practices - naeyc.org
 Balancing Preschool, Academic Rigor - naesp.org
 The New Preschool is Crushing Kids - theatlantic.com


Social and Emotional Competence
 

 How Children’s Social Skills impact Success in Adulthood - scrtoolkit.org
 Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood - www.naeyc.org
 The Teaching Pyramid: A Model for Supporting Social Competence and Preventing Challenging Behavior in Young Children - csefel.vanderbilt.edu
 Some Thoughts about Sitting Still - naeyc.org
 Building Positive Relationships with Young Children - csefel.vanderbilt.edu


Language and Literacy Skills
 

 The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3 – aft.org
 Reading Rockets - readingrockets.org
 Whatever Happened to Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Literacy - naeyc.org
 The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction - naeyc.org


Importance of Play
 

 Play helps Children feel good about themselves - kidsmatter.edu.au
 The Power of Play - childrensmuseums.org
 See, Hear, Touch! The Basics of Learning Readiness-naeyc.org
 How Important is Play in Preschool? - greatschools.org
 Helping Children Play and Learn Together - researchgate.net
 Research News You can use: Pretend Play is important, but it’s role in learning is complex - naeyc.org
 Yeah, but’s that keep Teachers from embracing an active Curriculum - naeyc.org
 Emergence of Emergent Curriculum - naeyc.org


Higher Order Thinking
 

 Good Thinking! Fostering Children’s Reasoning and Problem Solving - naeyc.org
 How to Increase Higher Order Thinking - readingrockets.org
 Moving Beyond Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy Questioning to Extend Preschoolers’ Thinking - education.ky.gov
 Teaching Children to Think: Meeting the demands of the 21st century - hanen.org
 Tools to Enhance Young Children’s Thinking - naeyc.org
 Preschoolers Grow their Brains: Shifting Mindsets for Greater Resiliency and Better Problem Solving - naeyc.org


Guidance and Discipline


  From Policing to Participation: Overturning the Rules – Creating Amiable Classrooms - naeyc.org
 Beyond Guidance to Discipline – oercommons.s3.amazonaws.com
 Developmentally Appropriate Child Guidance: Helping Children Gain Self-Control - imagineeducation.com.au
 Guidance Matters: From Rules to Guidelines, Moving to the Positive – naeyc.org
 Replacing Time Out – Part I and Part II -

naeyc.org
naeyc.org

 Using Engagement Strategies to Facilitate Children’s Learning and Success - naeyc.org