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Untangling the Evidence on Preschool Effectiveness: Insights for Policymakers This report from Beth Meloy and Linda Darling-Hammond "adds to the growing consensus that the preponderance of evidence demonstrates that high-quality preschool leaves children better prepared for school, especially in terms of their academic skill development." Document
Using Children's Literature to Learn about Disabilities Joan Blaska's book "Using Children's Literature to Learn about Disablities and Illness," 2nd edition is an invaluable resource for parents and educators. A must read for individuals wanting to help children learn about disabilites and illnesses through young children's literature. Website
Using Visual Supports for Young Children As adults, we use visual signs and symbols on a daily basis to help us safely and successfully navigate the world around us. While visual supports are important to adults, they are just as significant to children. One of the important goals of an early care and education professional is to provide an environment that is supportive in which each child, regardless of ability, has an opportunity to grow and learn with his or her peers. In this self-study course participants will explore the use of visual supports for young children. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 1) In this two part series on effective use of  visual supports, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the importance of using visuals when creating a positive social emotional and cognitive learning environment for young children. Examples and strategies for introducing and implementing a visual schedule and other visual supports in the early childhood setting are given. Podcast
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 2) In part 2 of this series on effective use of  visual supports in the child care setting, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel share simple ways to develop and use visual supports for infants and toddlers. They discuss the way these tools support language and learning for our youngest children.   Podcast
What is Autism? This info module examines key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and strategies for successful inclusion in early care and education programs. Info Module
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to early care and education programs. Tipsheet
What to Do (and Not Do) When a Child is Anxious Pointers for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. Document
What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers from the Child Mind Institute for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. Document
Who is Caring for Latino Children? Who is Caring for Latino Children? Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released this brief last month (July 2018) that provides the first national portrayal of the early care and education (ECE) workforce serving a large share of Latino families. The brief examines the qualifications, values, and diversity of these teachers and caregivers, and discusses how educational opportunities for this workforce will increase children's access to high quality ECE.  Website