The Early Childhood Collective at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a wealth of valuable resources that can help you learn more about important topics affecting young children and families in Illinois.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.
According to ALSC policy, the current year's Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, and Batchelder Award and Honor books automatically are added to the Notable Children's Books list.
According to the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee manual, these categories loosely represent the following: Younger Readers – Preschool-grade 2 (age 7), including easy-to-read books; Middle Readers – Grades 3-5, ages 8-10; Older Readers – Grades 6-8, ages 11-14; All Ages – Has appeal and interest for children in all of the above age ranges
"Notable Children's Books - 2019", American Library Association, November 30, 1999.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb (Accessed November 11, 2019)
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I have made a channel with some of the video clips we use in class. Some of these (such as our movement clips) are used often. Other videos are only used occasionally. By putting them here, I am hoping you can enjoy them with your child at home as well.
The Mission of STARNET
Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.
This website is established in order to provide accessible online resources to anyone who may need it.
Good information for all parents.
Websites for Kids
Monarch Butterfly sites
A site with information and videos of the Monarch metamorphosis.
This is one of the websites we visit while we are doing our butterfly unit.