Teaching Resources

This month’s selection from the EarlyEdU Alliance® multimedia resources is a spotlight on early learning environments. These resources are available to use in your teaching or professional development activities. Access to the complete library is available to EarlyEdU members only. Please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance®.

Informal Learning Environments (Download)

Informal Learning Environments (Download)

Informal Learning Environments

In this 4-minute video, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, discusses the importance of informal learning environments of home and community. She shares ideas for what families and communities can do to support learning in young children.

Designing Environments: The Fine Motor Area (Download)

Designing Environments: The Fine Motor Area (Download)

Designing Environments: The Fine Motor Area

Educators share ideas for designing the fine motor area of a learning environment. In this video, they emphasize the importance of using materials that are appealing, accessible, and reflect diversity. This 2-minute video is an excerpt from Meaningful Makeover, Family Childcare Edition, a Cultivate Learning production, that focuses on designing physical environments that support children’s learning.

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Tools for Supervisors: Materials to Support Learning

Tools for Supervisors: Materials to Support Learning

This one-page handout includes a list of key elements to consider when selecting, arranging, and using materials to support children’s learning. This resource is one of many included in the Materials to Support Learning 15-minute In-service Suite. To view the suite, go to: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/video/materials-support-learning.

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.