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.
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.
Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework (KCF) for trainers informs trainings, observations, and evaluations for trainers. Download the KCF in English, Somali, or Spanish.
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.
A cross-disciplinary UMN research team has been awarded a major federal grant. The grant will fund a study of the effects of child care subsidy policies on families’ access to high quality child care.
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!
Download Introducing It: Using the Early Learning Guidelines to Track Development for Assessment! This new Tip Sheet is part two in our series on Authentic 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.
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.
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.