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Early Childhood Curriculum


ACEI: Association for Childhood Education International
A 501 (c) 3 charitable organization interested in sharing new approaches to the education of children and ensuring that these approaches are delivered in ways that enhance children's individual skills and abilities and provide opportunities for success in life.

ACT: Building Safe and Strong Families
Mobilizes communities and educates families to create safe, nurturing, healthy environments that protect children and youth from violence and its consequences.

ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
A membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

FFYF: First Five Years Fund
Helps America achieve better results in education, health, and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five.

Harvard University Center on the Developing
Generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world.

High Scope Educational Research Foundation
Promotes the development of children and youth worldwide and supports educators and parents as they help children learn. The Foundation's mission is to lift lives through education.

NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children
The world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

NIEER: National Institute for Early Education Research
Conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
A network of educators, parents, and advocates seeking to elevate both the quality of life and the quality of schools and centers for young children by building a diverse community to promote and defend the rights of children, families, and educators of all cultures through a collaboration of colleagues inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Pre-K Now
Completed its 10-year campaign to advance high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds in 2011, and challenged the nation’s policy makers to transform public education by moving away from the current K-12 system to pre-K-12.

Strategies for Children
Leads a multipronged statewide campaign to ensure that children in Massachusetts have access to high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of third grade.

Fosters social responsibility through K-12 classroom lessons that encourage inquiry and critical thinking on current issues and support students’ social & emotional learning.

Teaching for Change
Provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.

Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood
A dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten.


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