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Early Learning Resources
Planning for instruction and intervention for young children should consider their unique needs. This page provides resources in important foundations for instructing young children.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
This resource reflects new research that underscores the importance of social, cultural, and historical contexts of development and elevates the need for active engagement through play, exploration, and inquiry in ways that support the whole child.
COVID-19 Handbook Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs
This resource provides federal guidance and support for students' social, emotional, physical, mental health, and academic needs and educator and staff wellbeing.
Seven Impacts of the Pandemic on Young Children and their Parents
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) summarized key findings on seven impacts the pandemic has had on young children and their parents.
Restart & Recovery: Considerations for Teaching & Learning: PreK to 3rd Grade Recovery
This resource from the Council of Chief State School Officers provides a comprehensive set of recommendations that considers conditions in school systems (i.e., engagement, technology, staffing, etc.), wellbeing and connections (for staff, students, and families), and academics (including curriculum, instruction, and PD).