Learn how music benefits children’s cognitive and social development. Hear strategies for enhancing this development through music.
Play is an important part of learning across the early childhood years. In this webinar, learn how play builds critical cognitive and behavioral skills across the birth to age 5 years. Find out what play looks like for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Find out how music can support infants’ and toddlers’ learning in all domains. Learn how adults can adapt songs to fit children’s age and development.
Children enjoy hearing, making, and moving to music. Music also supports children's development and connects them to their families and communities. This News You Can Use offers tips and strategies for staff and families on how to use music with infants and toddlers during every day routines and experiences.
Not only is music enjoyable for infants and toddlers, but it can also provide a connection to home, opportunities to learn, and a way to connect with caring adults. This News You Can Use offers information that may be useful to teachers, home visitors, and parents about how music supports development across domains.
Watch this short video to explore basic principles of child development. This information can help staff as they support and individualize care for infants and very young children.
Art, music, and drama activities are important endeavors in a young child's development. This 13-minute streaming video encourages Head Start classroom staff, teachers, and parents to employ visual and performing arts techniques to support learning, as well as creative expression. Filmed in classrooms and home-based settings, the video demonstrates activities that allow children to use their imaginations and experience creative adventures.
Explore social and emotional curricula research. Review guidance on the implementation of the curricula in preschool classrooms.
Learn about intentional, mature, make-believe play, its importance to children's development, and strategies to improve the level of play that children are demonstrating.
The meaning and essential components of curriculum are the focus of this webinar. Early Head Start (EHS) staff may use it to learn how to use intentional application and individualization in the classroom. Speakers also discuss how EHS programs can choose appropriate curriculums that are inclusive of all the children and families they serve.