Top Early Childhood Web Sites
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.
This site was built to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children. The Health and Safety and the Music and Movement sections are very interesting.
National Network for Childcare
The National Network for Child Care envisions a nation where all children and youth have access to safe, caring and enriching environments when they are away from their parents. NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land-grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.
Human Development Through Play (of Temple University in Philadelphia)
The Leonard Gordon Institute for Human Development Through Play of Temple University in Philadelphia web site was created to offer active group games that are life skills oriented. We believe that games can make a major contriubtion to social, emotional, cognitive as well as physical development. Follow Me can give you games for elementary and up while Follow Me Too offers games for 3 to 5 year olds. Some of the games can even be played in small space by classroom teachers to meet their needs and expand movement into the classroom.
A place for preschool educators to give and get ideas for the complete lesson plan! An extensive list of hands on resources are available: theme days, free coloring pages, bulletin board ideas, other teacher resources and developmental checklists are posted at this site. Interesting is the checklist for 3 year olds.
American Association for the Child's Right to Play
IPA/USA is the national affiliate of IPA, an international non-governmental organization, founded in Denmark in 1961. It is interdisciplinary and embraces in membership persons of all professions working for or with children. The purpose of IPA/USA is to protect, preserve, and promote play as a fundamental right for all humans. Plays makes possible maximum development of self and society by facilitating creativity, individuality and, social, physical and intellectual growth. Play encompasses experiences that provide enjoyment and emotional fulfillment that will ultimately lead to productive and contributing members of society.
International Association for the Child's Right to Play
IPA is an international non-governmental organization founded in Denmark in 1961. It is interdisciplinary and embraces in membership persons of all professions working for or with children.
Children First A Curriculum Guide for Kindergarten
This curriculum emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice for young children. It provides, through an integrated approach, for all areas of their development: physical, socio-emotional and intellectual. Therefore, in addition to Kindergarten teachers, teachers of Grades 1 to 3 may find this curriculum to be a valuable resource because it includes approaches of instruction that accommodate the diverse learning needs of young children up to nine years of age.
This site is focused on planning, saving and working to fund education. Click on the PreK section on the left.
Preschool PE Programs by State
They are all sites from states that provide information about how those states develop their preschool PE programs.