Listed below are useful websites for
students, professionals, and parents in the area of early childhood
education. Following each website's link is a description of what you
will find there. The
Blumberg Center disseminates these links as a public service. Every
effort is made to update our databases with accurate and current links.
However, the Blumberg Center cannot vouch for or guarantee the existence
or quality of resources listed.
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources. This website is being reengineered beginning in January, 2004.
The Early Childhood Education On Line community offers support and opportunities for information exchange to all educators: families, teachers, caregivers, and others interested in providing quality care and learning situations for young children birth through 8 years. They have special areas you can explore including; Children and Developmental Guidelines, Diversity, Observation and Assessment, Curriculum and Environments, Issues in EC Settings, Advocacy for Children, and Professional Development.
The Idea Box is a fun site that can be used by both early childhood educators as well as parents. They offer a free weekly newsletter as well as great ideas for activities, crafts, music and games, etc. It's a great site to get new ideas.
Early Connections provides resources and information on the appropriate and effective use of technology with young children. This site also provides information on children's development.
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner offers great resources. It has teacher pages, family pages, articles, child chat, a book center, shopping, and much more.
Earlychildhood.com is a great professional resource for teachers and parents. It provides ideas for activities and curriculum, arts and crafts, a reading center, sharing boards, and much more.
This site - Early Childhood Educator - provides resources for parents, teachers, and directors. For parents it provides parenting information, ideas and resources, articles, news and views for parents of young children. For teachers it provides information, education ideas and resources that enable them to gain personal and professional satisfaction. This section contains articles, news and views for early childhood teachers and caregivers. Finally, it offers articles, news and views for early childhood directors, administrators and leaders.
EduPuppy provides tons of information to educators and parents. It allows you to search for basically anything related to education by either category or keyword. This site provides an endless source of information!
Education World is a site that allows teachers, parents, aides, and administrators to explore their resources and share their own ideas for working with young children. Includes sections such as Little People Fun, Big People Stuff, Article Archives, Subject Resources, Specialties, and a Reference Center.
Literacy Center.Net, a.k.a. the Early Childhood Education Network, provides Play and Learn Lessons for children in four different languages in areas such as uppercase and lowercase letters, shapes, writing, words, numbers, colors, and keyboard. It also provides information and ideas for parents and teachers in the areas of colors, letters, numbers, phonemes, shapes, writing, and words.