Teaching Resources

This month’s selection from the EarlyEdu Alliance® multimedia resources is a spotlight on executive functioning. These resources are available for you to use in your own teaching or professional development activities. Access to the resources are available to members only. Please consider joining the Early EdU Alliance®.

The Importance of Play (Download)

The Importance of Play (Download)

The Importance of Play

Play is important in helping children develop self-regulation, language, and social interaction. In this 6-minute excerpt Deborah Leong, PhD, discusses dramatic play and ways teachers can promote play with preschool children.

This video excerpt will be available for a short time on this website.
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EarlyEdU Alliance® Highlights Webinar Series

The Highlights series continues! Join us on September 3rd at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT.

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Building Executive Function Skills in Children and Adults

Building Executive Function Skills

Research addressing early childhood adverse experiences and early brain development have highlighted the importance of promoting key executive functioning skills—such as memory and attention—to improve children's outcomes. In this 35-minute presentation, Juliet Morrison, PhD, describes definitions and development of executive function, as well as how adults can support children within early learning environments.


Fostering Connections 15-minute In-service Suite

Fostering Connections

This in-service suite focuses on ways teachers can build meaningful, positive relationships with preschool children in their classrooms. Materials for instructors include a presentation, presenter notes, videos, and handouts.

These learning modules are highlights of higher education courses from the EarlyEdU Alliance®. Trainers and instructors can use these four modules for professional development or higher education classes. The modules range from one-and-half to three hours long.