Schweinhart, L. (2016). Child observation record. In D. Couchenour & J. Chrisman (Eds.), The sage encyclopedia of contemporary early childhood education (pp. 227-230). Child observation records can be integral in the assessment of ongoing growth and learning in young children, especially in ECE settings.
Daily schedules and caregiving routines [Video file]. (2016). Retrieved April 29, 2020 from https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102577&xtid=167498 This video shows the importance of clear and regular schedules and routines for the youngest children in ECE centers. Full Video (01:31:21)
Tschantz, J. (2018, December 26). Early learning home page. https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/index.html The U.S. Department of Education provides many resources, guidelines, and types of valuable information for ECE professionals on its website. Be sure to watch the video entitled “High-Quality Early Learning is Essential” on the homepage.
Engaging young learners with special needs [Video file]. (2014). Retrieved April 7, 2020 from https://digital-films-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102577&xtid=167489 (1:38:34) Daily and long-term planning in ECE involve planning for diverse learners, including young learners with special needs. This video outlines proactive and ongoing strategies for meeting all students’ needs in today’s diverse ECE centers.
NCU Early Childhood Education LibGuide. Northcentral University Library The NCU Early Childhood LibGuide has an abundance of resources regarding ECE lesson planning ideas, instructional methods, strategies, and best practices.
Knauf, H. (2019). Physical environments of early childhood education centres: Facilitating and inhibiting factors supporting children’s participation. International Journal of Early Childhood, 51(3), 355–372. This resource includes both text and photos to explore, regarding important issues in setting up an ECE classroom or facility. Be sure to note issues relating to diversity, safety, learning, and play.
Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators. (n.d.). https://www.naeyc.org/resources/position-statements/equity/recommendations-ECE The NAEYC has published many helpful position statements on various topics, in order to guide current best practices in ECE. The Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators center around how to best serve today’s diverse young learners, especially with regard to equity.
Hatcher, B. (2016). Transitions and routines. In D. Couchenour & J. Chrisman (Eds.), The sage encyclopedia of contemporary early childhood education (pp. 1393-1394). Young children thrive on developmentally appropriate, mindful, and proactively planned transitions and routines. This is true not only in the home but also in the ECE facility/classroom.
Zero to Three. (n.d.). https://www.zerotothree.org/ Zero to Three is an excellent online resource with many items to help you connect research, practice, and policy in ECE. Explore the resources on this site as you work on your assignment for Week 6.