Course Resources

Part 1: Position Statements and Influential Practices

NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

NAEYC. (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

NAEYC. (2009, April). Early childhood inclusion: A summary. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. (2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG Snapshot, No. 33). Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

Note: The following article can be found in the Walden University Library databases.

Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J. Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., et al. (2010). Knowledge-to-action guides. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42–53.
Use the Academic Search Complete database, and search using the article’s title.
Part 2: Global Support for Children’s Rights and Well-Being

Article: UNICEF (n.d.). Fact sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from

World Forum Foundation
This link connects you to the mission statement of this organization. Make sure to watch the video on this webpage

World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Read about OMEP’s mission.

Association for Childhood Education International
Click on “Mission/Vision” and “Guiding Principles and Beliefs” and read these statements.
Note: Explore the resources in Parts 3 and 4 in preparation for this week’s Application assignment.

Part 3: Selected Early Childhood Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The Division for Early Childhood

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families


Harvard Education Letter

FPG Child Development Institute

Administration for Children and Families Headstart’s National Research Conference


Children’s Defense Fund

Center for Child Care Workforce

Council for Exceptional Children

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education

National Child Care Association

National Institute for Early Education Research


Voices for America’s Children

The Erikson Institute

Part 4: Selected Professional Journals Available in the Walden Library

Tip: Use the A-to-Z e-journal list to search for specific journal titles. (Go to “How Do I…?”, select “Tips for Specific Formats and Resources,” and then “e-journals” to find this search interface.)

YC Young Children
Journal of Child & Family Studies
Child Study Journal
Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Education Journal
Journal of Early Childhood Research
International Journal of Early Childhood
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Developmental Psychology
Social Studies
Maternal & Child Health Journal
International Journal of Early Years Education

Additional Resources

Positive Education Program

Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services

Cuyahoga County Employment and Family Services

Foundation for Autistic Childhood Education and Support

Resources for Gifted Children with Special Needs


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharee Mitchell
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 20:07:22

    Viewed the positive education link, I think this will be useful. Thank you for your additional resources.


    • adpettis4
      Oct 09, 2011 @ 20:48:09

      The ladies I have worked with from the Positive Education Program (PEP) have been a great help. They not only provide the families with resources to help the children but they have lots of suggestions for the teachers within the classroom also. I hope it is beneficial to you.


  2. phoenixeducator
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 20:38:54

    This is quite a collection of early childhood resources! Thank you for posting additional links for special education services.


  3. rrjmo2
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 00:23:04

    Thank you for the additional resources. The website that held my interest was the Resources for Gifted Children with Special Needs. This websites covers many disabiliites for all involved with children to gain knowledge. Very informational and easy to guide around.


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