Links for early childhood educators and administrators
Infant and Toddler Care and Development:
Links for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators
About.com is a website for parents on a variety of topics that early educators can use as well.
The Brazelton Institute highlights the work of T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Learn about his work, trainings, and resources that are available for purchase.
The Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, from Florida State University, has a healthy baby home visitation curriculum as well as other resources
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning supports early childhood positive behavioral supports and intervention strategies. Training modules are available as well as printable social stories.
The Council for Early Childhood Recognition website contains information on the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies is a website for curriculum and assessment information and ordering.
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center is a federal resource that includes resources for early childhood programs and parents.
Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and as it relates to the child’s disability.
Early Head Start is a federally funded program for infants and toddlers with a strong family involvement component. The site also has research findings on program practices.
Healthy Child Care contains information on caring for young children as well as access to previously-published articles.
HighScope website for curriculum and assessment information and ordering.
Introduction to the Special Section on Working with Infants and Toddlers is sponsored by Early Childhood Research and Practice at the University of Illinois.
National Network for Child Care is an informative Extension website, with newsletters, articles, resources, and an e-mail forum.
Ounce of Prevention is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.
Parents As Teachers is a home visitation program out of Missouri with the mission to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) is a nationally-recognized training program and a source for best practice training materials.
Relationship Roots is a resource for training and also has many good resources available for purchase that emphasize healthy social and emotional development.
The Secret Life of the Brain is a PBS website that features information on brain development starting at birth, including history of brain development and 3-D brain anatomy.
The Sixpence Early Learning Fund contains information including a history of the endowment, trustee minutes, a calendar, announcements, and resources. This is specific to Nebraska.
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and an authority on clinical work with infants and young children. His publications about Floortime are popular and practical.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nebraska (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) is a scholarship program for Nebraskans working in the field of early care and education.
Tips for Using Assistive Technology with Young Children. The appropriate use of simple adaptations and/or assistive technology can support inclusion and natural learning opportunities for young children with disabilities. The Tots ‘n Tech Research Institute publishes a newsletter that provides many useful tips on how to adapt everyday materials to enhance the participation of infants and toddlers in a variety of daily activities and routines. Current and past issues are available online.
Zero to Three is a national resource for training, policy and parent resources. This organization works with Early Head Start programs and supports an annual conference.