Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Collection of Resources

This has been a very interesting week. We have learned so much and gathered a large amount of useful information. Below I will list the resources found in our studies as well as three additional resources I found were insightful, motivating, and relevant to the course:

• NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/dap
• NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/ChildAbuseStand.pdf
• NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/Readiness.pdf
• NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/diversity.pdf
• NAEYC. (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/pscape.pdf
• NAEYC. (2009, April). Early childhood inclusion: A summary. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/DEC_NAEYC_ECSummary_A.pdf
• Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. (2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_pub_infanttodller
• FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG Snapshot, No. 33). Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~images/pdfs/snapshots/snap33.pdf

• Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J. Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., et al. (2010). Knowledge-to-action guides. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42–53.
UNICEF (n.d.). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf
• World Forum Foundation

• World Organization for Early Childhood Education
• Association for Childhood Education International
• National Association for the Education of Young Children
• The Division for Early Childhood
• Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
• Harvard Education Letter
• FPG Child Development Institute
• Administration for Children and Families Headstart’s National Research Conference
• HighScope
• Children’s Defense Fund
• Center for Child Care Workforce
• Council for Exceptional Children
• Institute for Women’s Policy Research
• National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
• National Child Care Association
• National Institute for Early Education Research
• Pre[K]Now
• Voices for America’s Children
• The Erikson Institute

Walden University. (2010). Course Resources. Retrieved October 11, 2010 from, http://sylvan.live.ecollege.com/ec/crs/default.learn?CourseID=4465394&Survey=1&47=7523222&ClientNodeID=984650&coursenav=1&bhcp=1

Additional Resources
Edelman, M. W. (2000). Lanter: A Memoir of Mentors. Massechuetts : Harper-Collins.
- I specifically chose this book because it is glimpse into the life of Marian Wright Edelman. She founded the Children's Defense Fund and is a champion in advocating for the rights of children. In this book, she also discusses the mentors who inspired her to be the best and except nothing less.

Family Circle. (2010, October). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from Family Circle: http://www.familycircle.com/
- I specifically chose this website because for years Family circle has been a resources for families to come together in fun and motivating ways

Scholastic Early Childhood Today. (2010, October). Retrieved October 11, 2010, from Scholastic Early Childhood Today: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/ect
- I specifically chose this website because it is a great resource for ideas and resources for parents, teachers, and children.


  1. Kali, I liked the resources you added to the list. I never saw the scholastic.com site and found myself getting lost in it. There was a section on pre-schoolers and technology. It is amazing what little ones are able to do. This summer I worked with 3-5 year olds and we did used a drawing program on the computer with them. Although they weren't independent doing it, they loved it.

  2. Thanks Susan. I was surfing through before I noticed it was after 1am! I had to put that on the list. I love it too.

  3. Wow, Kali, your resources look amazingly great.

  4. Thanks Kathy!

    I am really getting the hang of using the blog (or at least I think I am). It's nice to see all of yours and our other colleagues blogs too!

  5. I had not even considered the scholastic site. I am a regular user of that site for ideas for lessons. They are a wonderful resource for educators and families. Also, family circle is another wonderful resource to have on your list whether you are an educator or a parent. Thank you for sharing, great additions.

  6. The Unicef Fact Sheet was very informative. I never thought about having to define children's rigts. It gave me a new perspective on what rights children have.

  7. Carole

    My mom and I were discussing UNICEF as well. It is so important to be connected with the way the world views children's well being. My mom said that it is a shame that there are organizations dedicated to children's right worldwide, yet there are still children being sold into slavery and exploited.

  8. I was thinking the same thing while I was reading that article.