RESOURCES

1. National Organization for the Education of Young Children www.naeyc.org
NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. It focuses on the quality of education and developmental services for children 0 - 8 years of age. This site gives you information and research on Early Childhood issues. It also links you to National Organizations and power points to assist teachers.

2. New Jersey State Department of Education www.nj.gov/njded/ece
This website informs teachers and parents of the role of The Early Childhood Department for the State of New Jersey.
Here you can find research on Early Childhood Education, an explanantion of Abbott Preschool Programs and the Preschool
Expectations and Learning Outcomes.

3. Paterson Public Schools Department of Early Childhood Education
http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/departments/curr/curriculum/index.htm
This web site will link you to both the Department of Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction Department.
The DECE link will give you information on the department. This includes: Family Outreach, Special Education and Support for
English Language Learners. It will also give you more preschool friendly web sites!
The Curriculum and Instructin link will give you information on assessment, best practices, curriculum frameworks for Language Arts and Literacy and Math, Scope and Sequences for Language and Math, protocols for the walkthroughs in Language and Literacy and Math, as well as links to more resources.

4. Teaching Strategies (The Creative Curriculum) www.teachingstrategies.com
Comprehensive educational information for teachers and parents with children from birth through age 5 from the publishers of early
childhood education resource materials including The Creative Curriculum. This site gives an overview of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. It aligns The Creative Curriculum for Preschools and The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum to our state
standards!

5. www.readyforlearning.net This website has the research behind how young children develop and learn mathematics. There are activities for school and home. Check out the links to picture books as well as books for math concepts. Enjoy!