This website has many resources for professional development trainers, instructional coaches, and higher education faculty. Here are a few to help you get started:
- You can find many resources to support your teaching about developmentally appropriate practices with preschool-aged children and the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. These include lesson plans that show adaptations for young children with disabilities, a tool kit for teachers of resources on the learning standards, and related resources such as curricular crosswalks and alignments to assessments.
- We have resources to support your teaching about developmentally appropriate practices with infants and toddlers and the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3. Use our guidelines videos to spark discussions about infant toddler development. Our Early Learning Moments introduce key ideas about child development with accompanying study questions that can be used in classes and trainings.
- Use our videos during lectures and presentations. You can also provide students links to the videos to view in online courses and modules. Our podcasts can also be assigned to students as course material in addition to textbook readings.
- We have a wealth of resources on the Project Approach that you can use to help your students understand inquiry learning with young children. Introduce this approach with our tip sheets, and embed example projects and blog posts into your courses.