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Approaches to Early Childhood Education
The Montessori Foundation
The Montessori Foundation and its membership organization, The International Montessori Council, nurture, inspire, and support the development of strong, successful Montessori schools around the world.
The International Montessori Council
"The International Montessori Council (IMC) is a world-wide umbrella organization of Montessori schools and the men and women who lead them, own them, or serve on their boards. Its focus is on issues of concern to Montessori school leaders: administration, curriculum development, recruitment and hiring, supervising teachers and staff, insurance, finance, facilities, working with boards, recruitment, building community, fund raising, public relations, and so forth."
American Montessori Society
Includes links and a description of the Montessori method.
Why Waldorf Works - Home
Promotional (but informative) website on Waldorf education.
What is Waldorf Education?
Brief overview of Waldorf education from Americans for Waldorf Education.
NAREA - North American Reggio Emilia Alliance | NAREA
Information about the NAREA organization and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.
National Head Start Association
Information on news, services, research and membership.
Child Care/Early Education
News for Early Education/Child Care
Early Childhood Education - Theories
Building the Legacy
Information on the Individuals with Disabilites Education Act (IDEA) of 2004, from the U.S. Dept. of Education
Information on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), including curriculum self-check, model UDL lesson plans, UDL guidelines, etc.
Center on Education and the Workforce
An "independent, nonprofit research and policy institute [at Georgetown Universitiy] that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands."
Condition of Education 2009
Annual publication of the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics; 300+ pages of data
"An in-depth and interactive resource, Edutopia.org offers practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from practitioners, and invaluable tips and tools."
ERIC (@eric.gov) This link opens in a new window
For more complete coverage, see the database ERIC through Ebsco in GALILEO!
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