Links for Children
Learning without tears provides developmentally appropriate instruction for handwriting.
Scholastic Magazines with different book themes such as Animal Studies, Plant Life, Earth and Space, and Seasons
Montessori apps to practice letters, math, art, writing, geography
National Association of Education of Young Children
The world largest organization working in quality early childhood education for children from birth through age 8
National Association for Gifted Children
NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.
The Gifts of Autism
The Gifts of Autism's mission is to bridge relationships between adult and child. Bringing light to the gifts and possibilities of all children including those labeled on the autism spectrum.
Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings is a joint position statement from NAEYC and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It covers key mathematical principles and concepts and makes recommendations for use in the classroom and beyond for children ages 3–6. The article includes a chart focusing on children’s typical knowledge and skills in different areas of mathematics and provides sample teaching strategies.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) provides guidance and resources for approaches toward mathematics, standards, and more. Search for preschool in the search box to find the most relevant information.
Dual Language Learners
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center—Dual Language Learners offers information and resources for the Head Start and Early Head Start communities as well as for anyone involved in early childhood education. The site includes information about dual language learners and disabilities, development, health, family and community partnerships, professional development for teachers and staff, and more. Note: While this site is not available in Spanish, it is a useful for teachers working with Spanish language speakers.
Language Castle is a site by Karen Nemeth, author of Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners. It provides information for preschool educators, including teaching tips and Nemeth’s blog on issues related to educating dual language learners.
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs site presents a broad range of research and resources to support an inclusive approach to high-quality education for dual language learners. Search for “early years” or “preschool” for resources relevant for teaching young children.
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.) provides information on teaching English to speaker of other languages, including English proficiency standards for children in grades prekindergarten through 12.
Social Emotional Skills
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center that promotes children’s social-emotional development and school readiness. The website offers scripted stories for social settings, tools for relationship building and creating behavior support plans, and ideas for teaching social-emotional skills.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is dedicated to improving the educational success of children with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Teachers will find a resources and information on topics like disabilities and talents, challenging behavior relating to special needs, and instructional strategies.
Family Communications, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded by Fred Rogers that creates programs for children, families, and teachers. The site offers resources for parenting and teaching on topics like sharing, understanding differences, and addressing children’s fears.
Playing for Keeps, an initiative of the Association for Children’s Museums, shares information and the latest research on play with parents and professionals. The site contains resources on the value of play for educators and parents.
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI offers research-based products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities.
What Happened to MY World? from Bright Horizons offers information and two free downloadable books for adults to use to help children process and understand traumatic events.
Health Fitness Nutrition and Safety
HealthBarn USA is the leader in proven hands-on healthy-lifestyle education for children and their families. We teach children and the grown-ups who love them
The Let’s Move! site is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood obesity and offers information on making healthy choices, creating healthier schools, promoting physical activity, and accessing affordable and healthy food.
Learning with Nature
Dawn Publications offers books, articles and activities encouraging interaction between children and nature.
Mother Nature Network provides articles and blogs of environmental education news and ideas for the whole family.
The National Wildlife Federation publishes valuable ideas for exploring nature with children, in particular, Ranger Rick, a magazine that publishes activities and articles for teaching environmental science to children of all ages.
The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center has a web page of free mindfulness meditations to download and try.
PATCH (People Attentive To Children) is a community service organization helping families to find the right child care. They offer free resources on choosing and paying for child care, child development, parenting, and becoming a child care provider.
The Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center’s mission is to guide and support the development and implementation of a coordinated system of early childhood service for young children, ages birth to eight years old, in Maui County.
The Boys and Girls Club of America offers supportive relationships with mentors and provides enriching programs, experiences and activities for youth.
Hui No’eau provides programs that support learning in the arts including art workshops and classes for all ages.
The MACC is an educational resource, serving all ages from preschool to adult to enhance arts education.
Montessori Services is a resource for preparing the child's environment.
Bella Luna Toys offers quality wooden and natural toys.
The Maui County YMCA offers day camps and preschool programs.
Imua Family Services offers programs for children and their families to help overcome developmental learning challenges through play-based instruction.
National Association for the Education of Young Children thrives to improve early childhood education for children from birth through age 8 and help families through public policy and education initiatives.
Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children promotes, supports, & expands quality & professionalism in early childhood programs and services for Hawaii's children (0-8) and their families.
Maui Family Support Services INC. promotes healthy family functioning by providing supportive services, building a critical safety net to overburdened families.
MEO provides outreach and information, and administers human service programs to low-income persons, the youth, elderly, immigrants, ex-offenders, persons with disabilities and medical needs, and other disadvantaged individuals and families on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
PACT provides a number of youth and family services throughout Hawaii, and is dedicated to serving Hawaii's socio-economically challenged individuals and families.
Positive Discipline Association promotes and encourages the development of life skills and respectful relationships in families, schools and businesses.
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
provides nature books for children
Sharing Nature with Children
Sharing Nature with Children, by Joseph Cornell is a Parents’ and Teachers’ guidebook for developing nature awareness in children. It offers activities for groups and individual children of all ages.