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.


Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Arkansas Family Literacy Partnership
Arkansas Literacy Councils, In

 Age Appropriate Activities

Infant and Toddler Activities
Baby Sensory

Toddler and Preschool Activities
Busy Toddler
Frozen Flowers and more!
Homemade Toys
Science Sound Shakers
Sensory Obstacle Courses
The Imagination Tree

 Age-Based Handouts

Your Child's Development: Age-Based Tips from Birth to 36 Months (ZERO TO THREE)

 Approved Curriculum

Arkansas Approved Early Childhood Curriculum - Comprehensive Curricula
Arkansas Approved Early Childhood Curriculum - Supplemental Curricula: Health & Fitness
Department of Human Services

 Arkansas Children's Hospital

 Arkansas Curriculum and Supplemental Publications

 Arkansas Department of Health community, family & child health

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 (PDR)

 Baby Project (Early Childhood Research & Practice)

 Better Beginnings

 Book Clubs

High Five™ Magazine
Ranger Rick Jr.


Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Development (ZERO TO THREE)

 Caring For Our Children


Constructive Playthings
Hatch Store
 creative diversity toys
Gryphon House 
Kimbo music downloads
Redleaf Press

 CDA brochure – What is a CDA?

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

Pyramid Model (revised)
Tools for Developing Behavior Support Plans
Solution Kit Cue Cards
Turtle Technique
What Works Briefs

 Child Care Aware

 Child Health Management Services (CHMS)

 Children's Activities

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

 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
English Language Arts Resources
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Literacy Learning Progressions
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 
NCTM Illuminations
Parents' Guides to Student Success
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Teaching Channel

 Curricula Concepts

 Curricula that Teach Social-Emotional Skills

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program, 2nd Edition (DECA)
The Incredible Years
Second Step
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood (revised edition)  
Tools of the Mind 

 Developmental Milestones

CDC - Developmental Milestones
CDC - Developmental Milestones checklist
Children's Developmental Benchmarks and Stages: A Summary Guide to Appropriate Arts Activities
Developmental Checklists: Birth to Five
Ear Infections and Language Development Checklist
How Does Your Child Hear and Talk Milestones 
Infant/Toddler Development, Screening, and Assessment
Your Baby's Hearing and Communicative Development Checklist

 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Annual Report (2016)
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Special Olympics Young Athletes

 Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

 Ounce of Prevention


Parenting in Arkansas eNewsletter 

 Position Statements

The American Academy of Pediatrics Position Paper
NAEYC Position Statement


Prevent Portion Distortion poster
Rethink Your Drink poster

 Poverty Resources

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

 Professional Development

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)
RED (Research and Evaluation Division)

 Professional Organizations

Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA)
Child Care Licensing
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
          Learning and Development
          Toys: Tools for Learning
Programs, Services and Grants
Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)

 Project Play University of Arkansas for Medical Services


Games to Play with Toddlers, Revised(2002). Jackie Silberg.
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, Revised. (2012). Jackie Silberg.
125 Brain Games for Babies(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. (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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