This is an eclectic—and still evolving—collection of things we’ve developed as well as good articles and other resources we’ve found out in the universe.
We’ll continuously be adding to this section and welcome your suggestions and feedback.
HighScope and Head Start: COR Advantage, KDIs, PQA and CLASS
Praise / Encouragement:
"5 Reasons to Stop Saying 'Good Job'" - article by Alfie Kohn
What could make less sense than expelling a preschooler? - article by Walter Gilliam
"Calendar Time for Young Children: Good intententions Gone Awry" - article from NAEYC
"The Word Gap: The Early Years Make the Difference" - article by Laura Colker, NAEYC
EYC Literacy Connection - teaching strategies for books from the Imagination Library
Resource guide (St. Joseph County, IN):
INVESTMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
How can I help my child prepare for kindergarten? - brochure from IN Dept. of Education
Is your child ready for reading in kindergarten? - brochure from IN Dept. of Education
Is your child ready for mathematics in kindergarten? - brochure from IN Dept. of Education