For the Provider

Below is a selection of internet links that are potential resources for early care and education professionals. These links should not be considered as an endorsement or recommendation by Early Care & Education Projects for any of the materials, concepts or organizations sponsoring these sites. Please use common sense and caution when selecting and using information listed on these or any internet site.


AECE Framework Handbook
Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Family Literacy Partnership
Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc.

 Age Appropriate Activities

Infant and Toddler Activities

Baby Sensory

Toddler and Preschool Activities

Busy Toddler
Frozen Flowers and more!
Homemade Toys
Imagination Tree
Science Sound Shakers
Sensory Obstacles

 Age-Based Handouts

Zero to Three: Your Child's Development Age-Based Tips from Birth to 36 Months

 Approved Curriculum

Arkansas Approved Early Childhood Curriculum
Department of Human Services

 Arkansas Children's Hospital

 Arkansas Curriculum and Supplemental Publications

Adventures in Learning  NEW!  updated July 2017
Adventures for Toddlers NEW!  updated July 2017
AR CDELS documents

  Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 Months (English) (Spanish)
  Developmental Rating Scale: Birth through 36 Months (printable) (interactiveNEW!
  Developmental Rating Scale: 36 Months through 60 Months - coming soon!
  Strategies and Activities: Infant Toddler - coming soon!
  Strategies and Activities: Preschool - coming soon!

Association of Measures (AOM): Early ChildhoodNEW!
B.A.M.M.M.! (Books and Movement, A Magical Mix)
Connecting Literature and Math (CLAM) NEW! 
Connecting with Infants: A Curriculum for Children Birth to 19 Months NEW! 
Creative Adventures with Literature (CAL)
The Family Connection
Getting Ready For Kindergarten: A Calendar of Family Activities (English) (Spanish)
Infant and Toddler Family Connection
Kindergarten Readiness Indicators for Parents (English) (Eng. interactive) (Spanish) (Sp. interactiveNEW!
Kindergarten Readiness Indicators for Teachers (English) (Eng. interactive) (Spanish) (Sp. interactiveNEW!
Link for Parents and Link for Teachers
Picture This: A Framework for Quality Care for Children from 3 to 5
Picture This: A Framework for Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar storytelling patterns

 Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services - referrals for children birth to age 3

You Can Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome brochure

 Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives

 Arkansas First Connections Infant Toddler Program

 Arkansas Healthy Children Handbook

 Arkansas Key Content Areas and Core Competencies

 Arkansas' Professional Development Registry (TAPP)

 Baby Project

The Baby Project (Early Childhood Research and Practice)

 Better Beginnings

 Book Clubs

High Five™ Magazine
Ranger Rick Jr.


Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Development (Zero to Three)

 Caring For Our Children


ABC Educational Supply
Constructive Playthings
Gryphon House, Inc.
Kaplan Early Learning Catalog (Early Childhood Edition)
Kimbo Catalog Kimbo music downloads
Redleaf Press

 CDA brochure – What is a CDA?

 Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Pyramid Model (Revised)
Tools for Developing Behavior Support Plans
Turtle Technique
What Works Briefs

 Child Care Aware

 Child Health Management Services

 Children's Activities

4 Art Projects for Parents and Toddlers
Early Childhood News Classroom Ideas
Free Activities for Early Childhood Education and Development
Single Portion Play Dough Recipe
Toddler Approved
ZERO TO THREE: Tips and Tools on Play

 Children's Developmental Benchmarks and Stages: A Summary Guide to Appropriate Arts Activities

 Choking resources

Choke Tester (Kaplan) (Kaplan Toys)
Prevent Choking poster (English) (Spanish)

 Common Core State Standards

Arkansas Department of Education
Common Core State Standards Initiative
English Language Arts for Educators
The Head Start Child Outcomes Framework
National Council Teachers of Math Standards
NCTM Illuminations
Parents' Guides to Student Success
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Refrigerator Curriculum
Teaching Channel


Consumer Product Safety Commission

 Curricula Concepts

 Curricula that Teach Social-Emotional Skills

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
CSEFEL: Turtle Technique
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)
Incredible Years
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood (revised edition)
Second Step
Tools of the Mind (TOM)

 Developmental Milestones

CDC - Developmental Milestones
CDC - Developmental Milestones Checklists (English and Spanish)
Children's Developmental Benchmarks and Stages: A Summary Guide to Appropriate Arts Activities
Developmental Checklists from Birth to Five
Developmental Milestones of Children from Birth to Three
Hearing Checklist and Fact Sheet
Ear Infections and Language Development Checklist


Americans with Disabilities Act
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Annual Report (2015)
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 Disabilities-Assistive Devices

Arkansas Educational Cooperatives
Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)

 Diversity (see Inclusion for resources on Inclusion)

Creative Diversity (Hatch Early Learning)


Arkansas House of Representatives
Arkansas Legislature
Arkansas Senate

 Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education


10 Tips to a Great Plate
10 Tips Nutrition Education Series
MyPlate Daily Checklist for Preschoolers

 Minimum Licensing Regulations

Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Licensed Child Care Family Homes
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Registered Child Care Family Home
Important Information on Bleach Concentration

 Nature Resources

National Organizations

EPA Environmental Kids Club
Izaak Walton League
Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
USDA Forest Service
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Wildlife Habitat Council

State Organizations

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Arkansas Forestry Commission
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Early Childhood

Children and Nature Network
Green Hearts, Institute for Nature in Childhood
Green Hour
Natural Learning Initiatives
Natural Playgrounds
Nature Explore
Nature Rocks
Poisonous/Nonpoisonous Plant Guide


National PTA®

 National Resource Center for Health and Safety

Appendix J - Selecting an Appropriate Sanitizer or Disinfectant
Care for Children with Food Allergies
Caring for Our Children
Information Regarding Water Location, Play and Supervision

 New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

 Ounce of Prevention


Parenting in Arkansas eNewsletter 

 Position Statements

The American Academy of Pediatrics Position Paper
NAEYC Position Statement


Portion Distortion poster
Rethink Your Drink poster

 Poverty Resources

aha! Process, Inc.
American Psychological Association
Circles® USA
Commonway Institute for Societal Transformation
Communication Across Barriers
Facing History and Ourselves
Fair Test
The National Association for Multicultural Education
National Center for Children in Poverty
Poverty USA
Search Institute
Teaching for Change
Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Channel

 Professional Development

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

 Professional Organizations

Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA)
          Online AECA Membership Application
Child Care Licensing
Child Product Safety Recall Notices
          Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8 (3rd ed.)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
          Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation
          Play is Fundamental (#576)
          NAEYC: Learning and Development
          Toys: Tools for Learning (#571)
Programs, Services and Grants
Resource Center
Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)

 Project Play


Games to Play with Toddlers. (2002). Jackie Silberg.
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, Revised. (2012). Jackie Silberg.
125 Brain Games for Babies, Simple Games to Promote Early Brain Development. (1999). Jackie Silberg.
Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds. (1999). Karen Miller.
The Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6: Over 600 Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers. (2005). Kathy Charner.

  Quick Reference Charts for Pre-K Social-Emotional Learning

Emotion Regulation Skills
Prosocial Skills to Teach
Temperament Traits


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