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  • Early Education Enrichment Products
    Sets of spiral-bound booklets with matching picture cards and label cards. Provides manipulative based exercises and activities that are entertaining while establishing solid progress in developing language, math, science and practical life skills. Products cover ages from 2 to 8 and up.

  • Little Pumpkin Books
    Web site for parents, tutors, first year teachers. Beginning reading materials-books with corresponding activity sheets, written and illustrated by an experienced reading specialist. All materials come with parental guildelines.

  • Mathjogs for bringing the fundamentals of Mathematics to children
    Mathjogs is the best method for instilling the nmecessary fundamentals of Mathematics to children aged 4-10.

  • Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association
    Website for family child cae providers and parents. Large variety of information about child care.

  • Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
    The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute is a not-for-profit organization engaging in activities that enhance and promote healthy child, parent and family functioning. Our goal is to foster adoption of evidence-based practices that build on the capacities and strengths of children, parents and families, communities, and public and private organizations.

  • Quality Tutors!
    Learning Connections tutoring provides quality, one on one tutoring in all subjects and grades. Call today 703.330.8668

  • Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development
    The mission of the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development is to promote and enhance the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. The RTC was established to create a bridge between research evidence and early childhood intervention practices.

  • Science project for kids
    "Wonder Whiz Kids" helps your kids improve on basics, a grasp on fundamental concepts of science in an interactive and collaborative environment.

  • The InvestiGator Club
    The InvestiGator Club web site is an interactive site for preschool teachers, families, and children. The InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System is a comprehensive pre-K program.

  • Tips and Advice for Directors and Administrators
    Child care directors share tips and ideas for running a child care program.

  • Wonder Years
    Equipping families and communities to maximize learning starting at birth.

  • The Felt Source - Educational Flannelboards & The Bible in Felt
    Perfect for the Classroom, Church or Home. Easy for you and fun for kids. Felts are colorful, touchable and washable! Stories, animals, science and 175+ lessons from The Bible. FREE "no nonsense" shipping on orders over $50!

  • Toddler Cozy Daycare Bedding
    Premium quality bedding for daycare, preschool and home child care environment. Cot and sleep mat covers, toddler blankets, pillows and nap sets. Wholesale pricing direct to all daycare providers and free shipping always.

  • Academic Internet Research Librarian Assistance
    L@@king For Journal Articles?? Studies?? Statistics?? Our Internet Research Librarians Will Provide The Research Material You Need! All Subjects & All Levels

  • Alliance for Early Childhood Finance
    The Alliance for Early Childhood Finance seeks more rational financing of child care in America through inquiry, analysis and communication among child care policy activists.

  • Alternatives to Social Promotion and Grade Retention
    The debate surrounding social promotion and grade retention recently has been placed in the public spotlight. In January 1999, at his State of the Union address, President Clinton announced his new education agenda. At the top of that list, Clinton proposed adding a provision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would encourage states and school districts to end social promotion.

  • A Magical Childhood
    This site was born out of my desire to share ideas and celebrate the neat parents out there.

  • Anson County Partnership for Children
    The Anson County Partnership for Children is a public/private organization which was formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. Smart Start's mission is to help ensure that all NC children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. The Partnership is responsible for developing collaborative strategies to meet the needs of children and families in Anson County, NC. The Partnership focuses on five core areas: Child care quality, child care accessibility, child care affordability, health care, and family support.

  • Australian Early Childhood Association
    AECA is a non-profit organisation that acts in the interests of children from birth to eight years of age and for older children in outside school hours care. It actively promotes the provision of high quality services for all young children and their families.

  • Beyond Play
    Beyond Play focuses on young children with special needs. Our goal is to bring you a great selection of products that are all appropriate for your Early Intervention needs.

  • Birth to Three
    The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.

  • Boston Association for the Education of Young Children
    BAEYC is a professional organization that actively supports the growth and development of today's children by providing resources and professional development to those who work with and for children. Founded in 1949, the Boston AEYC is an affiliate of the Massachusetts, New England and National Associations for the Education of Young Children.

  • Bry-Back Manor
    Great activities for young children - over 100 printable pages.

  • California Early Childhood Mentor Program
    We are the largest mentoring program for child care professionals in the U.S. and one that links improved compensation with the Mentor's professional development. Since 1988 we have provided advanced training for experienced child care workers who wish to become Mentors to new practitioners.

  • California - Resources for Early Childhood Education
    California - Cabrillio College Library providing resources for early childhood education and related issues.

  • Center for Early Childhood
    Online information: child development, parenting, child psychology, teenagers, health, safety and learning disabilities including attention deficit disorder and dyslexia....

  • Center for Early Education and Development
    The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) provides information regarding young children (birth to age eight), including children with special needs, in the areas of education, child care, child development, and family education.

  • Chart Art
    CHART ART produce hands-on mask wands and word games for dramatisation and role-play activities that encourage co-ordination, sharing, counting, colour recognition and other associated learning and development skills.

  • Childhood League Center
    Early Intervention and preschool for children with special needs and their families.

  • Childhood Resources
    Childhood Resources is a comprehensive online resource for families.

  • Davie County Partnership for Children
    Local Smart Start Initiative

  • Diocesan Catholic Childrens Home
    Diocesan Catholic Children's Home is a treatment center for children, ages 6 to 13, who have severe to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems.

  • Dr Maggie
    Teaching Resources for Early Childhood

  • Early Childhood CDA Help
    Individualized support for those seeking a CDA Credential, a listing of recommended books, monthly newsletter, and links to helpful early childhood sites.

  • EarlyChildhood.com
    Earlychildhood.com - The Professional Resource For Teachers And Parents.

  • Early Childhood Curriculums
    Includes Smiley's philosophy of teaching toddlers and offers on-line ordering.

  • Early Childhood Education
    Connecting technology with the way young children learn: resources and information for educators and care providers

  • Early Childhood Education News
    At Rhode Island daycare centers, caregivers can supervise no more than six toddlers, and state inspectors visit twice a year. In Idaho, child-care workers can oversee up to 18 toddlers, and centers are inspected every two years.

  • Early Childhood Education On Line
    The Early Childhood Education On Line LISTSERV community offers support and opportunities for information exchange to all educators: families, teachers, caregivers, and others interested in providing quality care and learning situations for young children birth through 8 years.

  • Early Childhood Education Songs
    Sing Into Reading CD, Cassette and Activity Book. Behind these wonderful, singable songs is an incredible understanding of what kids need to know about the sounds in words and the underpinnings of reading.

  • Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web
    Welcome to the Early Childhood Educators'and Family Web Center.

  • Early Childhood Families
    A place for parents and teachers of preschoolers to share and learn.

  • Early Childhood Families
    A place for parents and teachers of preschoolers to meet, share and learn.

  • Early Childhood Link Collection
    Early Childhood Links for Teachers, Students & Parents

  • Early Childhood of Wisconsin
    The Early Childhood Search Engine is extremely useful for finding all of what is available at the Early Childhood Website. It will help you to find subjects covered in the extensive Links Section.

  • Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion
    The Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion is a five-year national research project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, to study the inclusion of preschool children with disabilities in typical preschool, day care and community settings.

  • Early Childhood Store
    We invite teachers, schools, early childhood providers and parents to view our on-line store. We carry top quality early early childhood supplies and materials all at DISCOUNT prices! We're proud to bring to you the very best in school supplies, teaching materials, children's videos and games for early childhood.

  • Early Childhood Thematic Units
    The intent of this Grant is to design Early Childhood Thematic Units that incorporate technology throughout the curriculum.

  • Early Education Clearinghouse
    The Early Education Clearinghouse is a project of Associated Day Care Services, funded by the Caroline and Sigmund Schott Foundation, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, The Boston Foundation, and the BankBoston Charitable Foundation. The mission of the Early Education Clearinghouse is to connect practice and advocacy with early childhood field and policy research - to turn facts in action - in order to promote higher quality programs and to bring new advocates to the field of early care and education.

  • Early Intervention Program
    Early Intervention Program (EIP) of Laguna Beach is a collaborative program with Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Intervention Center for Early Childhood. EIP is designed to provide group-based therapy for developmentally delayed infants from birth to one year. The Early Intervention Program is provided free of charge, regardless of economic background.

  • Early Intervention Training Center
    Dedicated to enhancing the quality of supports and services provided to families of infants and toddlers through ongoing support, training and other professional development activities for families receiving early intervention services, early intervention personnel, and other associated early childhood personnel.

  • Early Learning Information Online Together
    Kidsfact Project of Citizens for Missouri's Children

  • Early New Assessment
    The mission of the New Assessment: Early Childhood Resources web site is to advance the field of early childhood and intervention in the area of assessment by promoting recommended practices including innovative assessment models, processes and resources that benefit young children and their families.

  • Early Years Development and Childcare UK
    DfES brand development and usage guidelines

  • Early Years National Training Organisations
    The Early Years NTO is the strategic body that represents the employment interests of everyone working with babies and young children in the UK, ensuring that the future workforce needs of the sector are planned via strategies on recruitment, retention, training and qualifications.

  • Education Central
    Education Central a site that provides information about you kids early and kindergarten education.

  • Education: K-12 Articles
    The number one concern of many parents who visit KidSource OnLine is how to help their children do better in school. These articles do just that. They are focused on specific subjects, skills or lessons for children in grades K through 12.

  • Edupuppy.Com
    EduPuppy.com: Everything for Education Preschool-Grade 2, is a prescreened database providing a comprehensive cornerstone for Early Childhood Educators using the Internet. EduPuppy links directly into exceptional sites providing wonderful content and resources for teachers and families. Our easy to navigate site allows users to search by categories and keywords, making the web experience effective and efficient. If it's important to early childhood educators and parents, it's important to us! EduPuppy links to content rich lesson plans & units, technology & integration sites, educational articles & research, ECE theories & practice, developmentally appropriate practices, special education materials, clipart, webquests, software reviews, and more!

  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    This is the place to start all things early childhood. Provides information for parents and educators.

  • FGV Partnership for Children
    Preparing children to enter school healthy and ready to learn.SmartStart

  • From Melodies to Motor Skills
    Parents are increasingly aware of the growing body of research showing how music instruction can, among other things, help children develop their motor skill, build their self-confidence and increase oral and memory skills, music teachers report.

  • FunShine Express
    FunShine Express is a professionally designed monthly, early learning curriculum for children ages two through five.

    This paper contains recommendations for licensure for individuals working as early childhood special educators in a variety of settings serving children ages birth through eight with special needs and their families.

  • Head Start Information
    Head Start Information and Publication Center (HSIPC), a service of the Head Start Bureau, supports the Head Start community and other organizations working in the interest of children and families by providing information products and services.

  • Healthy Start
    Healthy Start is a comprehensive health education program with many parts.

  • Highland Preschool/Head Start
    An all day preschool classroom for 3 and 4 year olds. We are located in Lincoln County Kentucky. We currently serve 17 children in our classroom.

  • Hilltop Early Childhood Services
    Helping Adults to Help Young Children - Help for Individuals and Agencies, workshops, presentations, staff development, grant writing, management seminars, curriculum, site planning, development problems, etc.

  • How Do I Know If My Child's Teacher Is Qualified?
    Elementary school teachers should have a mastery of mathematics, science, literature, grammar, writing, spelling, history, geography, art, and music. Furthermore, the effective teacher should know how to teach each of these subjects to every child. Teachers need to understand child development, the importance of motivation, and the role of reading in the mastery of learning.

  • Hummingbird Educational Resources
    A resource page for Early Childhood through Kindergarten Educators.

  • Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual
    ITCE serves as the only scholarly journal devoted to reporting the research and applications for using information technology in the education of children--early childhood, preschool, and elementary.

  • Just for Parents
    Answers, articles, and tips on raising children.

  • Just for Preschoolers
    Is your child still learning to pick out letters? Don't let that stop you from enjoying sites on the Web. With you and your child settled in at the computer, the two of you can match frogs or color a picture.

  • Kids Are Priority One
    Kids Are Priority One is a statewide grassroots effort to significantly increase the state's public and private investment in early childhood services, such as those offered by child care centers, family child care homes, Parent-Child Centers, Family Resource Centers, and Success By Six.

  • Kindermusik Kids of Cary
    Early child development through music fo kids from 3 months to 9 years. Where Kids Fun & Music go Hand in Hand

  • Kinder Vision Foundation
    National Child Safety Education Program

  • Let's Go Potty
    Toilet Training Video developed by Board Certified Pediatrician FOR PARENTS. Crying and toilet training accidents are the most common causes of child abuse and fatalities. Parenting skills with positive reinforcement are stressed in this video.

  • Maine Roads to Quality
    Child Care and Early Education Career Development Center to promote and support professionalism in the child care and early education fields in Maine

  • Montana Early Childhood Project
    The Montana Early Childhood Project is dedicated to improving the quality of programs and services for Montana's young children and their families.

  • Multiple Intelligences in Early Childhood
    Activities for students which utilize each intelligence.

  • National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
    NACCRRA is the national network of community-based child care resource and referral agencies. Our organization is a common-ground where families, child care providers, and communities can share information about quality child care.

  • National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Program
    NECTAS is a national technical assistance consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.

  • New Zealand Playcentre Federation Incorporated
    Quality Early Childhood Education - a Co-operative Family/Whanau Experience

  • Office of School Readiness
    The Office of School Readiness (OSR) is a one-stop children's preschool department specifically authorized to administer the Georgia lottery-funded Prekindergarten Program.

  • Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood
    Welcome to the web page for the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education. The center sponsors many programs that work to professionalize the field of Childhood Care & Education.

  • Parent Child Preschools of Oregon
    Parent Child Preschools of Oregon (PCPO) supports developmentally appropriate parent child cooperatives in Oregon and SW Washington.

  • Picture Me Reading
    "Picture Me Reading!" provides a unique and effective pictographic method to teach the critical sight word vocabulary of the Dolch Words List, the 220 words of which comprise up to 80 percent of the text of children's early reading materials, as well as the names and sounds of the ABCs. Blending each pictured concept and its printed word (or letter) into a single entity, the right and left halves of the brain are simultaneously engaged, and a verbal cue (sentence or verse) sets the word in memory as it reinforces it with language. This method is exceptionally effective with both regular and "special needs" students of all ability levels. Used consistently throughout the school year, the developmentally appropriate graphics of "Picture Me Reading!" allows kindergarten children to enter first grade already reading fluently. It augments any and all curricular methods and materials.

  • Positive Providers Online
    Positive Providers is a support group for daycare providers to meet and talk...on the forum and chatroom. You will find fantastic resources for the in-home provider! Come on over and join the fun!

  • PreSchool Education
    A place for preschool educators to give and get ideas for the complete lesson plan.

  • Preschool Entertainment
    Preschool Entertainment is a free site for parents of children aged 6 months to 6 years, and explores the educational and entertainment value of products aimed at this age group.

  • Preschoolers Today
    Preschoolers Today is your resource and community for parents of children ages 3-5. Find articles, expert advice, interactive tools, discussion, diaries and much more!

  • Preschool Grants Program
    The Preschool Grants Program, authorized under Section 619 of Part B of IDEA, was established in 1981 to provide grants to states to serve young children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5 years.

  • Preschool - Learning and Education
    A critical learning period for all children is the time from birth until they enter kindergarten. The articles below provide many activities, suggestions and background information to help your child learn during their preschool years.

  • Professional Association for Childhood Education
    Pace is a non-profit California State Association For Child Care Center owners, directors and teachers.

  • Quilt - Quality In Linking Together Early Education Partnerships
    QUILT is a national training and technical assistance project funded by the federal Head Start and Child Care Bureaus. Our purpose is to support full-day, full-year partnerships among child care, Head Start, prekindergarten, and other early education programs at the local, state, tribal, territorial, and regional levels.

  • Rainbow Chimes
    RCI seeks to expand quality early childhood education in community child care settings to other sites, as well as to maintain excellent quality standards in its current sites.

  • Shelton School
    Learning Differences Library Resources.

  • South Carolina First Steps
    First Steps is a results-oriented, statewide, early childhood education initiative designed to ensure that South Carolina children arrive at first grade healthy and ready to succeed.

  • South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium
    The South Dakota Discovery Center provides interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities that are fun and educational."

  • SpanishFUN - PreSchool Spanish Franchise
    Welcome to SpanishFUN. We are the leader in PreSchool Spanish activities for ages 2 and up. We began offering PreSchool educational services in 1994 and our EarlyAGE funfilled Spanish classes introduces children to PreSchool Spanish including numbers,colors,objects and everyday words.

  • Teaching Strategies Online
    Provides comprehensive educational resources and information for teachers and parents of children from birth to 3rd grade.

  • Teaching Young Children Through Work and Play
    Young children flourish when allowed to enter the world of real work that surrounds them - from picking up toys or feeding the cat to grating carrots for salad. In the company of family or other adults, children eagerly engage in work, and this work can be a crucial part of their early learning.

  • Ten Ways to Get Your Kids to Read
    Here's how you can make reading a part of your kids' everyday lives.

  • Test of Early Learning Skills
    The Test of Early Learning Skills (TELS) assesses the learning skills which children bring to preschool and kindergarten.

  • The Division for Early Childhood
    The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a nonprofit organization advocating for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.

  • The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia
    The Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia is the professional association for early childhood in B.C. We are supported and directed by our members.

  • The Early Learning Institute
    The Early Learning Institute is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early intervention services to special needs infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families in Allegheny County.

  • The Guardians Safety Game
    The object of The Guardians Safety Game is to get from School to Home safely. Children advance by answering questions about crucial safety issues. Beautiful graphics, interesting characters, and challenging questions create the perfect environment for children to learn to make choices for which there may be no second chance.

  • The Hope Project
    The Hope Project was designed to reach, inform, assist and motivate parents to ensure that their disabled children receive appropriate help and receive it as early as possible, thereby giving them a much greater chance of a healthy, happy life.

  • The Letter People Literacy Program
    A place where young children are guided on their journey to literacy ...

  • The National Early Childhood Institute
    The Early Childhood Institute (ECI) 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 Perpetual Preschool
    This site was built to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children. While visiting, hands-on participation is encouraged! Feel free to explore all of the areas in the preschool.

  • The Toddler and Preschooler Page
    Resources that may be able to help during these wonderful years with your child! Enjoy!

  • TouchMath
    TouchMath is an exclusive multi-sensory supplement used internationally with K-3 and special education students. Our highly successful approach makes mastery of early math easy, fast, and fun!

  • Tulane Infant Institute
    Tulane Institute of Infant Mental Health, Training, Research and Policy making

  • Universal Preschool
    The timing of this report is critically important. California is enjoying a period of economic strength and optimism. Nevertheless, the state continues to lag behind most other states in the educational achievement and academic success of its students.

  • Using Learning Technologies in the Classroom
    Embedded Learning Technologies for various subject areas as well as additional sites for educators as well.

  • What Are Children Learning When They Play?
    Some children are full of information; others can't -- or won't -- share what happens at school. This article provides a glimpse into the average day in a nursery school and gives parents an insight into why their child is so tired, cranky, or wired up after a great day at school.

  • What is ECE?
    For over 25 years, the Aurora Public Schools has been providing early childhood education programs. Serving children from ages six weeks to five years the Early Childhood Education Program (ECE) offers a wide variety of opportunities for all children, including those with special needs. The individual child is at the center of the curriculum, which supports individual learning styles and developmental levels. ECE curriculum content areas include: language, literacy, mathematics, technology, science, health, safety, nutrition, social studies, art, music, drama, motor and movement.

  • What Research Tells Us About NAEYC Accreditation
    To early childhood professionals, NAEYC accreditation means a commitment to providing high quality services: developmentally appropriate curriculum for children; quality interactions among children and staff; a healthy, safe environment for children; a sufficient number of adults per children in group sizes appropriate for children's age; and strong communication between parents and staff.

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