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.

Children in foster care benefit from early education; a new report shows there is plenty of room to grow participation

Studies show that children benefit from being enrolled in early care and education (ECE) programs. Children in foster care are at greater risk for challenges at school and outside of it–challenges that ECE can help them prepare to overcome. A new report details the ECE participation of Minnesota children in foster care as well as barriers to enrollment that they may face.

How storytelling boosts our executive functioning: a Q & A with Chris Wing

In this Q & A, speech-language pathologist Chris Wing, PhD ’13, explains how language development is linked to attachment and emotional regulation. She also talks about encouraging children and adults to tell personal stories as a strategy to build their communication and executive functioning skills.

How to support children’s development with storytelling

Chris Wing, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist who has studied language development. She explains why telling stories about their lives helps children learn and grow in important ways. She also shares ways for caregivers and educators to encourage young storytellers’ skills!

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.

NEW! Tip Sheet on Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment is recommended practice because it allows educators to gain a holistic picture of a child’s development. Our latest Tip Sheet is called Introducing It: The Authentic Assessment Cycle and Its Role in Early Childhood Education. It explores the Authentic Assessment cycle, and it explains how data is used to shape further instruction.