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.
Meet Implementation Specialist Molly Hughes and learn about her work on observations and coaching for educators, trainers, and RBPD specialists.
Research shows that music enrichment can positively impact children’s development in several important areas. Learn about the evidence and get practical strategies to integrate music into your interactions with young children.
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.