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Resources

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.

 

ALIGNMENTS

 

COR Advantage to Key Developmental Indicators (KDIs)

HighScope and Head Start:  COR Advantage, KDIs, PQA and CLASS

HighScope and NAEYC

HighScope and State Standards

 

ADULT-CHILD INTERACTIONS

 

Open-ended questions: 

Conversation starters - Preschool

Offering choices - Infant Toddler

Open-ended questions - Infant Toddler

Open-ended questions - Preschool

Sentence starters for the creative arts

 

Praise / Encouragement:

"5 Reasons to Stop Saying 'Good Job'" - article by Alfie Kohn

Encouragements - Infant Toddler

Encouragements - Preschool

CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

 

What could make less sense than expelling a preschooler? - article by Walter Gilliam

Problem solving statements

Staying positive statements - Infant Toddler

Testing the limits statements

 

DAILY ROUTINE

 

Greeting time: 

"Calendar Time for Young Children:  Good intententions Gone Awry" - article from NAEYC

EARLY LITERACY

 

Vocabulary:

Words for each area of the room

"The Word Gap:  The Early Years Make the Difference" - article by Laura Colker, NAEYC

Book reading:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Book List for 2018

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Book List for 2019

EYC Literacy Connection - teaching strategies for books from the Imagination Library

 

FAMILIES

 

Resource guide (St. Joseph County, IN):

Family Resource Guide from the Early Childhood Coalition - English (2016)

Family Resource Guide from the Early Childhood Coalition - Spanish (2016)

INVESTMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Invest in early childhood development:  Reduce deficits, strengthen Indiana's economy

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

 

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

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

 

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PLAY

"Wisdom of Play" - booklet from Community Playthings