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Internet Resources for Early Childhood Resources



Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
http://www.acei.org/
Promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
http://www.naeyc.org/
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 Center for Montessori Education
http://www.montessori-ncme.org/
Promotes standards of excellence in the Montessori Community

Born to Read from the ALA Association for Library Services to Children
http://www.ala.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ALSC/Resources3/Born_to_Read/Born_to_Read.htm
Materials on raising a reader.

 


Starting Points

Early Childhood Education from the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/edu20.00.00/

Early Childhood Resources from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/edres.html#ece
Quality links and descriptions

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
http://ericeece.org/
Links to publications, popular topics, and other resources

National Childcare Information Center from the US Dept of Health & Human Services
http://nccic.org/
Links and resources related to child care

Zero to Three
http://www.zerotothree.org/
Great resources for parents and professional working with young children

 


Resources for Teachers

Early Childhood
http://www.earlychildhood.com/
Activities, curriculum, arts & crafts, experts, reading center, and sharing boards.

Early Childhood from PBS' TeacherSource
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/prek2.htm
Lessons for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Early Childhood Education Online
http://www.ume.maine.edu/ECEOL-L/
Resources on early childhood including curriculum and professional development

Early Childhood Educator
http://www.edpsych.com/
Resources for parents, teachers, directors, and other resources

Education Resources: Early Childhood from the US Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/topics/
Information about programs, initiatives, research, and information

Everything Preschool
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/
Commercial sites with curriculum ideas, information, activities, and an online community area

Idea Box
http://www.theideabox.com/
The site of early education and activity resources.

KinderArt
http://www.kinderart.com/
Explore art lessons

Live and Learn
http://www.liveandlearn.com/learn.html#top
Health and safety information for young children

KidSource
http://www.kidsource.com/index.html
Education and health care information

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/
National group promoting excellence in early childhood education

National Child Care Information Center
http://nccic.org/
Information to complement, enhance, and promote child care delivery

Perpetual Preschool
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/
Online games, tools, ecards, and and freebies

Resources for Child Care and Early Childhood Education
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/5274/
Curriculum themes, links, discussion, and activities

Teachers' Toolbox: Resources for Early Childhood Educators
http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/toolbox/
Activities, books, classroom and child care links, and spotlights

 


Resources for Children

42explore
http://42explore.com/
Vareity of thematic topics for many levels

Alfy
http://www.alfy.com/
Search tool and resources for young children

Clifford's Interactive Storybooks from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
Resources for children and teachers

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/categories/preschool.shtml
Quality K3 materials and activities

NickJr
http://www.nickjr.com/
Resources to go with NickJr programs and characters

Official Spot Website
http://www.funwithspot.com/
Play with the Spot dog character

Play I Spy from Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/play/
Resources for children and teachers

PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org/
Resources to go with all the PBS programs

Sesame Workshop
http://www.ctw.org/
Resources and games related to Sesame Street.

Seussville
http://www.seussville.com/
Games and activities based on Seuss characters

Storyplace
http://www.storyplace.org/eel/eel.asp
Explore the elementary and preschool section for games and activities

 


Related Resources and Materials

Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org/
Aimed at improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children.

Connect for Kids: Guidance for Adults
http://www.connectforkids.org/
Site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.

Future of Children
http://www.futureofchildren.org/
Organization promotes effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.

Teaching Strategies
http://www.teachingstrategies.com/
Website of a publishing and training company that is committed to making a difference in the lives of children birth through age eight. Our mission is to enhance the quality of early childhood programs by offering practical, innovative, and developmentally appropriate curriculum materials, training services, training materials, and parenting resources.

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