Association for the Education for Young Children

http://www.naeyc.org/

NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working ato achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. Primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs for young children.


Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education

http://www.naecte.org/

The purpose of the Association is to promote the professional growth of its membership and to discuss the educational issues that are specific to its membership and to advocate for improvements in early childhood teacher education


Aunt Annie's Crafts

http://www.auntannie.com/

Aunt Annie's Crafts takes the craft how-to book one step further by putting it on the computer and taking advantage of the flexibility that the computer offers.


Between the Lions - Games

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/

Little ones will enjoy these games from the research-based television show from PBS called "Between the Lions". They can practice vowel sounds, ending sounds, etc. in this colorful and fun environment!!


Clifford's Web Site

http://pbskids.org/clifford/

Your youngsters are sure to enjoy this site about their favorite big red dog! They can view sections on games, stories, printables, and learn the lesson of the day in "Today's Big Idea".


Coloring.com

http://www.coloring.com/

This site helps early childhood students recognize and use colors and use a mouse as well


Dr. Seuss's Seussville!

http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville

Dr. Seuss a favorite among young readers; therefore, this site will be a sure hit! Students will enjoy games and activities that relate to their favorite Dr. Seuss tales. Even printable materials for celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.


Early Childhood Research and Practice

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/

An Internet journal on the development, care, and education of young children.


Early Childhood.com

http://www.earlychildhood.com

This site provides information for all who share an intrest in improving the education and general life experience of young children. It's a place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community.


edhelper.com

http://www.edhelper.com/

A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!


Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

This site has selected free information available for students, teachers, and parents. (It has become a subscription site.) Students can learn all about dinos, Surf the Web with LITTLE EXPLORERS which is a picture dictionary with links to over 1000 educational activities, read a map and answer questions about it, and color US state flags and answer questions about them. Fun, educational pages for preschoolers. Why oceans are salty and blue? What causes waves and tides? Do ocean crafts and print out ocean animal pages. Read amazing facts about whales and dolphins. Important inventors and inventions of all time as well as explorers who mapped the world and went into space.


Facts in Action

http://www.factsinaction.org/

Welcome to factsinaction.org, the web site of the early education clearinghouse! The Early Education Clearinghouse works to put research based knowledge and tools into the hands of those who serve in the early childhood field as well as those who influence or make policy that affects the field.


Family Works

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/familyworks/respect-00.html

At this website, the University of Illinois Extention Service addresses several strategies for building stronger families.


Farm Worksheets for Kids

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Farm/farmwsheets.html

Activities designed for younger children to learn about farm animals.


First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts

http://www.first-school.ws/

"First-School features fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, printable activities, calendar of events, and other resources for children of preschool age. The preschool lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6)."


FunSchool.com

http://www.funschool.com/

Lots of fun and interactive learning activities for students of all ages. Great for preschool and young students!


Kerpoof Studio

http://www.kerpoof.com/

What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof: Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!) Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!) Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug Tell a story Make a drawing Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made There is also Kerpoof Scholastics with loads of teacher resources.


KinderStart Search Engine

http://www.kinderstart.com/

Parenting resource that covers topics from adoption to travel and vacations.


Lesson PlanZ.com

http://www.lessonplanz.com/Preschool/

A database of lesson plans for educators.


Let's Start Coloring

http://www.thecolor.com/

The color.com is a unique site for online coloring. They have over 1,000 images to color in online without having to print. TheColor.com helps kids learn color concepts, eye-hand coordination, picture comprehension – these skills form the foundation for early learning success. Everyone can use the site as no java, flash or applet is necessary to load the pages. Kids can email the pictures they colored or save them or print them.


Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Rhymes.html

One of the most inclusive collections of nursery rhyme match words, paint online rhyme sheets, and printout color sheets. The rhymes are also listed by topics. An honor system for financial support for the page is encouraged.


National Head Start Association

http://www.nhsa.org/

"The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 2,700 Head Start programs in the United States. The Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery."


Nick Jr.

http://www.nickjr.com/index.jhtml

Great articles and links to tons of fun for youngsters. Also available are coloring pages for Blues Clues, Maisy, Franklin, Little, Bear, etc.


PBS Kids

http://pbskids.org

This site contains thousands of games, activities, clubs, contests, coloring pages, and educational activities for early childhood education.


PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://www.pppst.com/

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.


Pre-K Central

http://prek.dhs.org/

Features developmentally appropriate lessons and activities for preschool children.


Pre-K Smarties

http://www.preksmarties.com/

Resource for teaching toddlers and preschoolers at home with tips for early reading, educational toys and learning activities.


Preschool Express

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

"Offers learning activity ideas for teachers, parents, and grandparents."


Read Write Think

http://www.readwritethink.org/

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."


RealeWriter

http://www.realewriter.com/

RealeWriter does this: Lets children (and adults) of all ages create cool, educational picture books called RealeBooks (“Really Books”). Gives children of all ages access to thousands of free RealeBooks created by children, parents, and educators. Lets you print RealeBooks, share them with friends and family via email, and share them with the world through RealeLibraries (“Really Libraries”). Anchors your community’s literacy cycle, enabling parents, teachers, and students to create and publish culturally relevant books that help other students develop reading skills.


Schoolhouse Door

http://www.schoolhousedoor.com

Creative and fun site with articles and information for parents and teachers.


Songs for Teaching

http://www.songsforteaching.com/index.htm

Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.


Spin and Spell

http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf

Students have several different general categories they can select to practice their spelling and letter identification. They simply clicking on "Start" and then click on a picture, for instance, "shirt" from the What We Wear category, and then use the spelling wheel to attempt a correct spelling of the word. Click on "submit" to check answers, and "Show Me the Word" or "Clear" for incorrect answers.


Starfall Reading

http://www.starfall.com/

A free creative website designed to teach children to read. It incorporates rhyming games and books that teach phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding skills and comprehension.


TeachersFirst.com

http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."


Technology and Young Children

http://techandyoungchildren.org/index.shtml

A technology discussion about the use of technology in early childhood education.


The Literacy Center

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm

Enjoy these free lessons and materials from a research-based network that partners with the U.S. Department of Education to provide rich materials with the mission of helping youngsters learn to read.


The Official Eric Carle Web Site

http://www.eric-carle.com/index.html

A web site for teachers and students who want know more about the world of Eric Carle. Get a complete list of Carle's works, read his biography, or gather education materials related to his books.


The Official Spot Website

http://www.funwithspot.com/

This URL leads to the official Web site of author and illustrator Eric Hill's beloved canine creation, Spot. You'll find interactive games for the youngest computer users. For teachers, there are a series of print-ready activity pages, reading guides, online stories, and free CD-ROM and video downloads." - Classroom Connect


Yahooligans

http://www.yahooligans.com

Features lesson plans, resources, newsletters, and more for teachers and parents of young children


Zero to Three

http://www.zerotothree.org/

A resource for those working with infants, toddlers, and families.