Here you will find useful resources for developing the next generations of global citizens. Excerpts about the organizations are taken from their materials in their own words. If you have other resources that you have found valuable then drop us a line and we will post them here for all to share.
Early Childhood Education
Founded in 1926, NAEYC has led the way toward excellence in high-quality early care and education. With nearly 80,000 members from more than 300 Affiliates and more than 120 countries, including teachers, administrators, parents, educators, and policy members, we are committed to bringing high-quality early care and education to all young children.
Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in the following domains:
Language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical development and health; social and emotional development; approaches to learning.
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.
Mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).
Use the Child Development Tracker Tool to get insights into the different stages of growth:
Approaches to Learning; Creative Arts; Language; Literacy; Math; Physical Health; Science; Social & Emotional Growth
CDC has developed tools and information to help you keep track of your child’s development and get help if you’re concerned.
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community
InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered around culture, tradition and language, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. We also spotlight different global holidays together with craft ideas for kids and recipes. We review good books for kids that have a multicultural theme or feature different cultures.
Multilingual Living is a place where parents raising children in more than one language and culture can find inspiration, tools, advice, wisdom and support! It is about living multilingually, in each and every way possible.
Jensen Eric (2008) Teaching with the Brain in Mind. ASCD, Alexandria VA.
Morris, Desmond (2010) Child. Hamlyn, UK
Siegel, Daniel J. (2012) The Whole-Brain Child. Bantam Books
Sousa, David A. (2011) How the Brain Learns. Corwin, CA
Sprenger, Marilee (2008) The Developing Brain. Birth to Age 8. Corwin, CA
Willis, Judy (2008) How Your Child Learns Best. Sourcebooks, IL.