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.

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.

Tip Sheets: Reflective Listening

Reflective practice can transform active listening into reflective listening. Find out how it works and what potential barriers exist, and get prompts and techniques for building trust in meaningful relationships.

Tip Sheets: Stress Behaviors in Young Children

These Tip Sheets explore causes of unmanageable stress in children and its impact on caregiving adults. They delve into the role of the brain and what children need to remain emotionally regulated. They also provide information on preventing stress in a child before challenging behaviors occur and responding when they do.