Tip Sheet: Music and Inhibitory Control

Inhibitory control is the skill that allows us to resist an impulse. Children develop this skill over time and with practice. Music is a tool that can be used to help children learn inhibitory control. Find out more in our Tip Sheets!

Tip Sheet: Musical Play with Young Children

Applying It: Engaging in Musical Play with Young Children is a Tip Sheet that we created with MacPhail Center for Music. This Tip Sheet gives specific advice on integrating music into your work with children, from infants to preschoolers.

Tip Sheet: Music and Emotional Regulation

Did you know that in addition to being an enriching experience, music in the classroom can help children build emotion regulation skills? Download our latest Tip Sheet to learn more.

Tip Sheet: Using Early Learning Guidelines for Assessment

Introducing It: Using the Early Learning Guidelines to Track Development for Assessment talks about ways to track child development. It discusses two different sets of early learning guidelines that educators can refer to.

Tip Sheet: The Authentic Assessment Cycle

Download Introducing It: The Authentic Assessment Cycle and Its Role in Early Childhood Education to learn the hallmarks of Authentic Assessment. This Tip Sheet also explores the Authentic Assessment cycle, and it explains how data is used to shape further instruction.

Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™)

The Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) was developed at CEED to identify the extent to which a reflective supervisory or consultation session demonstrates a reflective process grounded in infant mental health theory and principles. Learn about its use as a research tool and as a practical aid during reflective supervision sessions.

Building Family Resiliency

Building Family Resiliency: Community Voices, Community Perspectives is a podcast for professionals who work with young children and their family. CEED’s Deborah Ottman interviews guests about child development and family relationships.

Tip Sheets: Executive Function

Learn about the key skills described by the term executive function, as well as the role of culture and context in shaping children’s behavior in different environments. Then gain practical strategies for supporting the development of executive function skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Tip Sheets: The Effects of Trauma on Young Children

These Tip Sheets introduce common ways in which young children express responses to different types of trauma, the protective factors that can help children recover from trauma, and prompts and techniques for reflective listening in support of building trust in meaningful relationships.