General Topics

Playing for Keeps
A national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, constructive, non-violent play for all children.  Provide information and resources to parents, teachers, child care providers, toy industry professionals, researchers, health care providers, librarians, after-school programs, non-profit organizations and anyone else interested in "good" play.  The link to "Constructive Play" contains some very helpful and important information for teachers.

Preschool Page  
Preschool Page has a great deal of articles and information that support the care and education of 3 to 6 year old. The developers of this site also provide additional resources on the Toddler (1 to 3 years of age) and K-12 (6 to 18 years of age) areas of development.  The Preschool Page has information on topics such as, Education, Health, Medicine and Diseases, Preventative Care and Nutrition, Disabilities, Preschoolers Product Recalls, Early Learning, Parenting, Growth and Development, Toys and Recreation, Child Development, Curriculum and much more.  This site is a true wealth of information and resources.

Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.

A Home Page On: The Project Approach
This web site features stories of projects which teachers have carried out in their classrooms. Each story will be introduced through a summary based on the framework outlined in the text, Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, by Lillian G. Katz and Sylvia C. Chard (1989), Ablex. Where there are interesting stories to be told in greater detail links are provided to additional texts and graphics. As these links are developed the hypertext will provide an increasingly rich source of examples of teachers' and children's experiences of project work in many different classrooms.

Early Childhood.com
A source of information for all who share an interest in improving the education and general life experience of young children. It's a place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community.

National Network for Child Care
NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land-grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.

Child Development
Sponsored by the National Network for Child Care providing information on various stages of child development. Covers such topics as infants, preschoolers, Intellectual, Ages and Stages Series, and Brain Development.

Zero to Three
Offers information on child development, quality child care and disabilities.

Technology & Young Children 
A site that is maintained by the NAEYC Technology & Young Children Interest forum.  Linked page provides resources on the Best Educational Practices for technology use and education of young children.

Early Connections - Technology in Early Childhood Education
Connects technology with the way young children learn: resources and information for educators and care providers. Site and publication from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

California Department of Education, Child Development Division
Provides leadership and support to contractors and the child development community, ensuring high quality early education programs are provided to children ages birth to 13 years.


Research Paper Formatting & Writing Guides

MLA Style and Formatting Guide
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

APA Style and Formatting Guide
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 5th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.


Publications

Young Children
Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Childhood Today
Published by Scholastic

Early Childhood News
Published by Earlychildhood.com

Education Week
Leading publication on American Education

Edutopia
Stories of innovative teaching and learning published by the George Lucas Foundation


Sources to Additional Links

Katy Schrock's Guide For Educators-Over 800 Links
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily to keep up with the tremendous number of new World Wide Web sites.

The Awesome Library
Has thousands of links that have been organized for educators. The “Lesson Plan” category has a section for PRESCHOOL.

United States Department of Education Web Site
A site that offers links to more than 100 department-sponsored Web sites and more than 80,000 files at ERIC education research sites.

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Last updated: 7/13/2009 10:14:19 PM