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Resource roundup for early childhood educators

Resource roundup for early childhood educators

By Cora Goldston
April 23, 2019

Did you know that the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) network and the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) have resources for early childhood teachers and administrators? We’ve rounded up recent resources that can help you support young learners, with a focus on mathematics instruction, school readiness, and kindergarten entry assessments.

Mathematics instruction in early childhood

  • The WWC developed a practice guide, Teaching Math to Young Children, that features five recommendations that teachers and administrators can easily put into practice.
    • Short on time? Check out the Educator Practice Guide Summary [882 KB PDF icon ] for highlights from the practice guide.
    • The WWC also created an additional overview [4.53 MB PDF icon ] that explains how to use the practice guide and what the guide includes.
    • REL West’s archived webinar walks through the WWC practice guide and provides actionable mathematics instructional strategies for early childhood teachers.

School readiness

Kindergarten entry assessments

  • How can educators be more responsive to individual students’ knowledge, skills, and needs? A video from REL Midwest has everything you need to know about using kindergarten entry assessments.
  • Attention Illinois educators! REL Midwest’s virtual workshop will help you administer the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey and use the results to tailor instruction.

Additional resources

  • REL Mid-Atlantic’s archived webinar covers strategies to effectively teach young students.
  • Don’t miss REL Midwest’s new documentary on the power of play-based learning.
  • REL Northeast and Islands created two surveys to learn how early childhood teachers and other administrators are using assessments.
  • How can you make your classroom a welcoming environment for all students? Check out REL Northwest’s archived webinar on creating caring and culturally responsive classrooms.
  • Are you planning literacy programs for your early childhood program? Check out REL Southeast’s guide for reflecting on early literacy instruction plans.

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Cora Goldston

Communications Specialist | REL Midwest


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