Early Childhood Education at Edmonds Community College
The below noted links is only a beginning list of the resources that are available on the Web for individuals who are preparing to or currently work with young children. The faculty in the ECE Department utilize many of the below resources in their courses and encourage student familiarity of Web resources to support their professional development and partnerships with parents.
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 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.
The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.
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.
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.
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.
Offers information on child development, quality child care and disabilities.
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.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight. Founded in 1926, NAEYC membership grew to more than 100,000 in 1997 and includes a national network of greater than 400 local, state, and regional early childhood organizations affiliated with NAEYC. NAEYC Affiliate Groups share and help to implement NAEYC's primary goals of improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and building public understanding and support for high quality early childhood programs.
Washington AEYC is the professional organization for those working with children ages birth through eight years old in Washington. This organization has 21 local affiliate groups and over 2,000 members throughout the state.
The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. This organization pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Their goal is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.
The Council is the sponsor and granting organization of the Child Development Associate (CDA). The Council's mission is to increase the status and recognition of early care and education professionals who care for children from birth through 5 years of age in child care centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors.
NACCRRA is a national membership organization of over 400 community child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) in all 50 states. NACCRRA's mission is to promote the growth and development of high quality resource and referral services and to exercise leadership to build a diverse, high quality child care system with parental choice and equal access for all families. The CCR&Rs it represents are the only portion of the child care delivery system which maintains daily contact with both parents and child care providers in hundreds of local communities.
The state agency that is responsible for the oversight of all education from kindergarten through high school in the state of Washington. OSPI also is the state agency that grants teacher Certification and teaching endorsements.
Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Published by Scholastic
Published by Earlychildhood.com
Leading publication on American Education
Sources to Additional 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.
Has thousands of links that have been organized for educators. The “Lesson Plan” category has a section for PRESCHOOL.
A site that offers links to more than 100 department-sponsored Web sites and more than 80,000 files at ERIC education research sites.