Some of our favorite resources
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) hosts an annual conference in which early childhood professionals expand their knowledge, learn from experts, build a network, and take home ideas that can be used immediately. Access to developmental milestones is essential to providing quality care to young children. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides developmental milestones for children 2 months through 5 years in both English and Spanish. Janet Lansbury's blog is intended primarily for parents and includes topics such as creativity, tantrums, discipline, and play. Her philosophy is based on respecting children. Illinois Early Learning has produced 185 Tip Sheets for families and caregivers, available in English and Spanish. Young children's social and emotional development is critical to success in life. The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning provides practical, thorough resources for teachers and families on this topic. Some resources on this site are available in Spanish.
(Amazing personal memories and lessons) Heather Logan, Paradise Babies' Curriculum Coach, writes a blog documenting her experiences in education on the island. Some great lessons can be learned. Check it out - DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practices) on Roatan. Fairy Dust Teaching is a play based teaching resource focusing on Reggio Emilia inspired courses. We hope these are useful for families, educators, and caregivers!