TTC Course Resources

Skillful Teaching for Early Childhood Educators

Web Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children works to improve the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age eight. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research. The goal of NIEER is to produce and communicate the knowledge base required to ensure that every American child can receive a good education at ages three and four. The Institute seeks to provide policy makers with timely information addressing the practical problems they face. The Institute offers independent research-based advice and technical assistance to four primary groups: policy makers, journalists, researchers, and educators.

Teaching and Learning with Young Children More Effectively
This is a distance learning course, concentrating on uses of the Internet for teaching, learning and professional development. It also is intended to give you enough web sites and leads-in to more web sites to be a continuously useful resource for your learning and doing.

Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. We are a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.


Print Resources

Wood, C. (2007). "Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14" Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.

Bredekamp, S. and Copple, C. (1997). "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Program, Revised ed." NAEYC.

Gronlund, G. and James, M. (2008). "Early Learning Standards and Staff Development" Redleaf Press.

Bodrova, E., and Leong, D. J. (2007). "Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education" Pearson Education.

Bronson, M. (1995). "The Right Stuff for Children; Birth to 8: Selecting Play Materials to Support Development" NAEYC.

Heidemann, S. and Hewitt, D. (1992). "Pathways to Play" Redleaf Press.

Bodrova, E., Leong, D. J., Paynter, D., and Hughes, C. (2001). "Scaffolding Literacy in the Kindergarten Classroom Second edition" Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.

Horn, Martha and Giacobbe, Mary Ellen. (2007). "Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for our Youngest Writers" Heinemann.

Matteson, D.M. and Freeman, D. K. (2005). "Assessing and Teaching Beginning Writers" Richard Owen.

McCarrier, A., Pinnell, G.S., and Fountas, I.C. (2000). "Interactive Writing: How Language and Literacy Come Together K-2" Heinemann.

Neuman, S.B., Copple, C., Bredekamp, S. (2000). "Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children" NAEYC.

Ray, K.W. and Glover, M. (2008). "Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten" Heinemann.

Powers, J. (2005). "Parent Friendly Early Learning: Tips and Strategies for Working Well with Families" Redleaf Press.