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BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE CAO HEAD START PARTNERSHIP

Early Childhood Educational Links and Web Resources
The World Wide Web is a vast resource of information which can be useful in every aspect of our lives. On this page is a collection of only a few of these resources which can be of use to you as a member of the Buffalo State College CAO Partnership. These resources fall into two broad categories of information. The two categories are local and state resources for early childhood educators, and national resources for early childhood educators.

On this page you will find...
Local and state resources
National resources

Local and State Resources - this section includes a list of on campus and New York state Web sites for information about the Elementary Education program here on campus and the certification process in NYS.

Buffalo State college - Elementary Education and Reading Department Web site
click here -  http://www.buffalostate.edu/elementaryeducation/x564.xml

Teacher Certification Office
click here  - http://www.buffalostate.edu/teachercertification/

New York State Education Department
click here -  http://www.nysed.gov/

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
click here -  http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/

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National Resources - across the country there are numerous resource to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in early childhood education. Here are just a few.

Early Childhood Education
click here -  http://www.earlychildhoodteacher.org/ 

National Child Care Association   
click here -  www.nccanet.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children
click here -  www.naeye.org

Early Head Start National Resource Center
cliick here -  www.ehsnrc.org

Parents as Teachers National Center
click here -  www.parentsasteachers.org

National Head Start Association
click here -  www.nhsa.org

Zero to Three
The nation’s leading resources on the first years of life of life
click here  -  www.zerotothree.org

US Department of Education
Educational Resources: Policies, Grants, Research and Statistics
click here -  www.ed.gov

Early Childhood Education
As an early childhood educator, I have taught in Montessori and international schools and completed research/training regarding the Reggio Emilia school system. Recent research work has focused on ECE issues and choice in public education in British Columbia.
click here -  http://earlychildhoodeducation.edublogs.org/

Early Childhood Education
View original wikipedia article
Early childhood education is the organized practice of educating those who are in early childhood, one of the most vulnerable stages in life. According to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), it spans the human life from birth to age eight.
click here -  http://www.bing.com/reference/semhtml?

The Activity Idea Place- preschool and toddler lesson plans
Welcome to the Activity Idea Place - the theme based lesson plan resource.
This website started in 1998 as part of an Early Childhood Education project called the file box. We host over 3400 lesson plan ideas for toddler, preschool and kindergarten teachers. (Well over the 100 ideas required for my class) If you would like to skip to the lesson plans, click "Activity Index-Themes" above. I took a lot of time to develop with and write each of the lesson plan ideas on this site. You may not publish (i.e. websites, email, newsletters, books, etc) them in any way without my permission. Please feel free to link to the Activity Idea Place. Thank you for visiting. Amber.
click here -  http://www.123child.com/

The Idea Box.com
Kids Crafts, Games, Activities, Recipes and More!
click here -  www.theideabox.com

Early Childhood Activities and Fun
Early childhood resources, fun stuff, stories, games and educational topics for kids.
click here -  www.kiddyhouse.com/Early/earlykids.html 
 
Early Childhood.com
Information, products and ideas for parents & teachers.
click here -  http://www.earlychildhood.com/

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