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 It can be difficult at times to know how your child is doing at home or at school. As a parent, you may be wondering if your child is developing on track, or if your child is ready for kindergarten, or if your child is engaging in aggressive behavior. Our staff is highly qualified to answer any questions you may have about your child’s development.

If a member of our staff is not able to answer a question regarding your child’s development, then we will refer you to someone who can. If you are looking for resources about child development or kindergarten readiness, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find links to highly valuable educational resources about child development and so much more.

General Information/Education on Early Childhood Development

Developmental Milestones and Anticipated Behaviors

 Developmental Milestones -
 Why are Preschoolers so selfish? -
 Biting in Childcare -
 Potty Training -
 Learning to Use the Toilet -
 Self-Regulation: A Cornerstone of  Early Childhood Development -
 Beyond “I’m Sorry”: The Educator’s Role in Preschoolers’ Emergence of Conscience -
 Developing Children’s Self-Regulation through Everyday Experiences -
 Hands are not for hitting -
 Understanding Emotionally Sensitive Children -


High/Scope Approach

 High/Scope general information -
 Perry Preschool Project –

Kindergarten Readiness

 Kindergarten Readiness Checklist -
 What Happened to Kindergarten? Are academic pressures stealing childhood? -
 NAEYC – Where we stand on school readiness -
 Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every day! Tips for Preschool Teachers and other Early Childhood Education Program Providers -
 New Research: Children With Strong Social Skills in Kindergarten More Likely to Thrive as Adults -
 Not Yesterday’s Kindergarten -
 The School-Ready Child -
 Helping Others Understand Academic Rigor in Teachers’ Developmentally Appropriate Practices -
 Balancing Preschool, Academic Rigor -
 The New Preschool is Crushing Kids -

Social and Emotional Competence

 How Children’s Social Skills impact Success in Adulthood -
 Teaching Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood -
 The Teaching Pyramid: A Model for Supporting Social Competence and Preventing Challenging Behavior in Young Children -
 Some Thoughts about Sitting Still -
 Building Positive Relationships with Young Children -

Language and Literacy Skills

 The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3 –
 Reading Rockets -
 Whatever Happened to Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Literacy -
 The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction -

Importance of Play

 Play helps Children feel good about themselves -
 The Power of Play -
 See, Hear, Touch! The Basics of Learning
 How Important is Play in Preschool? -
 Helping Children Play and Learn Together -
 Research News You can use: Pretend Play is important, but it’s role in learning is complex -
 Yeah, but’s that keep Teachers from embracing an active Curriculum -
 Emergence of Emergent Curriculum -

Higher Order Thinking

 Good Thinking! Fostering Children’s Reasoning and Problem Solving -
 How to Increase Higher Order Thinking -
 Moving Beyond Who, What, When, Where, and Why: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy Questioning to Extend Preschoolers’ Thinking -
 Teaching Children to Think: Meeting the demands of the 21st century -
 Tools to Enhance Young Children’s Thinking -
 Preschoolers Grow their Brains: Shifting Mindsets for Greater Resiliency and Better Problem Solving -

Guidance and Discipline

  From Policing to Participation: Overturning the Rules – Creating Amiable Classrooms -
 Beyond Guidance to Discipline –
 Developmentally Appropriate Child Guidance: Helping Children Gain Self-Control -
 Guidance Matters: From Rules to Guidelines, Moving to the Positive –
 Replacing Time Out – Part I and Part II -

 Using Engagement Strategies to Facilitate Children’s Learning and Success -