A to Z’s of Early Childhood
The Science of Child Development and Learning
In the A to Z’s of Early Childhood, parents, caregivers, practitioners and policymakers can find short videos and quick tips on how to strengthen children’s development through the 3R’s of Early Learning: Relationships, Repetition, Routines ™, all based on the science of early childhood development and learning.
This trusted source offers robust, quality and up-to-date information and resources, including links to academic research and detailed policy briefs. Click on any letter to begin.
Did you know there are local and national resources to help families locate and access needed early education and care arrangements?
Did you know there are strategies for helping young children learn positive behaviors and address challenging behaviors?
Did you know there are key “ingredients” that make collaborating for collective impact successful?
Did you know there are positive discipline strategies for reducing challenging behavior and supporting positive behavior?
Everyday Learning Opportunities
Did you know there are strategies for providing learning opportunities to children during everyday routines?
Did you know there are strategies for building strong family-professional partnerships?
Growth and Development
Did you know that monitoring a child’s growth and development leads to more quality early learning experiences?
Did you know that home visits promote positive outcomes for young children and their families?
Did you know embedded instruction helps all children participate in early learning?
Did you know justice in early childhood relies on developmental equality and dignity?
Did you know there are strategies for creating a “ready” school?
Did you know there are strategies for building language through everyday interactions?
Did you know there are strategies for developing coordinated, accessible health care for young children?
Did you know there are strategies for interacting with newborns that support brain development?
Did you know there are feeding strategies that can reduce risk of early childhood obesity?
Did you know there is a coaching framework that supports the development and learning of young children?
Quality Early Care and Education
Did you know there are ways to identify quality care and education settings for young children?
Did you know there are specific strategies for shared book reading with infants, toddlers and preschoolers?
Social and Emotional Development and Learning
Did you know there are age-appropriate strategies for supporting social and emotional development?
Did you know that toys can support young children’s development and learning?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Did you know that UDL principles support all children’s learning?
Did you know there are ways to support young children’s development and learning from a distance?
Ways to Learn
Did you know you can support young children’s development and learning through each of their senses?
X’s and O’s
Did you know there are practices for promoting nurturing and responsive relationships using warmth and affection at every stage?
Did you know you can promote young brain development through relationships, repetition, and routines?
Zone of Proximal Development
Did you know there are practices for supporting young children while learning new skills?
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