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 policy makers 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 training.

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.

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Access.

Did you know there are local and national resources to help families locate and access needed early education and care arrangements? Learn More
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Behavior.

Did you know there are strategies for helping young children learn positive behaviors and address challenging behaviors? Learn More
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Collaboration.

Did you know there are key “ingredients” that make collaborating for collective impact successful? Learn More
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Discipline.

Did you know there are positive discipline strategies for reducing challenging behavior and building desired behavior? Learn More
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Everyday Learning Opportunities.

Did you know there are strategies for providing learning opportunities to children during everyday routines? Learn More
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Family-Professional Partnerships

Did you know there are strategies for building strong family-professional partnerships? Learn More
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Growth and Development.

Did you know that monitoring a child’s growth and development leads to more quality learning experiences? Learn More
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Home Visiting.

Did you know that home visits promote positive outcomes for young children and their families? Learn More
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Inclusion.

Did you know embedded instruction helps all children participate in early learning? Learn More
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Justice.

Did you know justice in early childhood relies on developmental equality and dignity? Learn More
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Kindergarten Readiness.

Did you know there are strategies for creating a “ready” school? Learn More
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Language.

Did you know there are strategies for building language through everyday interactions? Learn More
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Medical Home.

Did you know there are strategies for developing coordinated, accessible health care for young children? Learn More
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Newborns.

Did you know there are strategies for interacting with newborns that support brain development? Learn More
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Obesity Prevention.

Did you know there are feeding strategies that can reduce risk of early childhood obesity? Learn More
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Practice-Based Coaching.

Did you know there is a coaching framework that supports the development and learning of young children? Learn More
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Quality Early Care and Education.

Did you know there are ways to identify quality care and education settings for young children? Learn More
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