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RESOURCES, Early Childhood Educators
Featured Resource
     Go Out and Play!

This FREE Kit for childcare and early education providers is rich in developmentally appropriate games and activities for children 3 through 5 years of age. It also contains information about monitoring developmental milestones during outdoor play, ideas for making outdoor activities successful, and tips for talking to parents when a developmental delay is suspected. In addition, the kit includes a special pullout section with activities to share with parents for at-home play.  Link here.
Materials to Share with 
Parents and Caregivers
Little Kids, Big Questions

A series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family, link here.
    Resources for Early Childhood Educators

  • CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early Campaign, link here.  Includes FREE brochures, posters, and even e-cards.  Some materials are in Spanish, Arabic, Korean, or Portuguese.

  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learninglink here. Includes video and materials in Spanish.

  • Connect, the Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge.  Modules to assist in the professional development of early childhood educators, link here.

  • Early Learning NH, link here Provides professional association services to the child care workforce

  • New Hampshire Department of Education, Early Childhood Education, link here.

  • New Hampshire Early Learning Guidelines (2005), link here.

  • New Hampshire Family Centered Early Supports and Serviceslink here.  For a program directory, link here.

  • New Hampshire Institute on Disability (IOD), workshops and trainings, link here.  Autism related projects, services, and resources, link here.

  • Spark, NH, NH's Early Childhood Advisory Council, link here.

  • Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention, The Pyramid Model, link here

  • Transition from Family Centered Early Supports and Services (2011), a guide for families and staff, link here.

  • Tuesday Telegraph, a weekly on-line newsletter from the NH Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Office.  To subscribe or see archived issues, link here.

Developmental Checklists

The Centers for Disease Control want to change how all of us view child development.  Social learning, play skill,and communication are all important signs of growth, just like height and weight.  These valuable checklists -- from 2 months to 5 
I know the signs of healthy child development.
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Tools from the NH Council on ASD

  • BROCHURE for Autism-related Health Insurance, link

  • Core Competencies for Direct Support Professionals working with Individuals with ASD, link

  • STANDARDIZED FORM for School to Physician Communication, link here

  • NH Family ROAD MAP for Early Screening & Diagnosis, link
years -- can assist parents who may have concerns about how their child is developing. Link here. Resources are also available in Spanish.ears -- can assist parents who may have concerns about how their child is developing. Also available in Spanish. Link here to download FREE materials or contact the NH Learn the Signs Act Early Ambassador, Rae Sonnenmeire, PhDlink here.
Quick Links, 
   for Early Childhood Educators