Early Childhood Professional

Early Childhood Standards
The purpose of the Utah Early Childhood Core Standards is to help public preschools make informed decisions regarding curriculum in order to prepare children for kindergarten. The standards may also serve as an optional resource for families and other educators in the community.
UEN’s Early Childhood Critical Issues Series
This community collaboration aims to provide Utah audiences a multi-platform opportunity to understand community issues around early childhood education across the state.


Professional Development

Child Care Professional Development InstituteChild Care Professional Development Institute (CCPDI)
Utah Professional Development Program for the State Licensed Early Childhood Educator.
NAEYC Online Professional DevelopmentNAEYC Online Professional Development
NAEYC's online learning modules are created with early childhood educators in mind. Our catalogue of modules includes a variety of topics, each designed to provide practical tips and strategies you can bring to the classroom. 
Department of Workforce Services Childcare Provider ResourcesDepartment of Workforce Services Childcare Provider Resources
Resources for childcare providers from networking and licensing to professional development.
PEEP teaching strategiesPEEP in the Big Wide World Preschool Professional Development
PEEP offers professional development for preschool educators on many different topics.
Virtual Lab SchoolVirtual Lab School
The Virtual Lab School empowers professionals as they build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices in child and youth care and development.
PBS TeacherlineProject Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education curriculum program geared for non-formal and preK-12 educators.
Utah Early Childhood ConferenceUtah Early Childhood Conference
Early childhood professionals from Utah and surrounding areas gather every year to explore new ideas for creating communities where every child's potential is realized.
UEN Professional DevelopmentUEN Professional Development
Courses for teachers to assist teaching with technology effectively in the classroom.

Professional Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYCNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
Utah Association for the Education of Young ChildrenUtah Association for the Education of Young Children (UAEYC)
The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children is a professional organization supporting early childhood professionals in Utah.


The National Institute of Early Education ResearchMore Than Baby Talk
An article that touches on singing and playing, as well as reading and talking, to develop language skills for babies and toddlers.
The National Institute of Early Education ResearchThe National Institute of Early Education Research
Explore what happening with early childhood research across the country and even across the globe!
Child Care and Early Education Research ConnectionsChild Care and Early Education Research Connections
High quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.
Pre-K NowPre-K Now
a public education and advocacy campaign that advances high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds.
ED. GOVED.GOV - U.S. Department of Education
Improve Student Performance for Early Childhood
ECRPECRP (Early Childhood Research & Practice)
ECRP is a bilingual Internet journal on the development, care, and education of young children.
Reading Rockets: ResearchReading Rockets: Research
A national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
iPad in KindergarteniPad Kindergarten Research Starts Turning up Results
iPad initiative show modest increases in literacy test scores.

Developmental Screenings

Developmental ScreeningsDevelopmental Screenings
Knowing the developmental milestones children go through makes parenting easier. Knowing is as easy as doing a free developmental screening.
Ages and Stages QuestionnaireAges and Stages Questionnaire
Complete the ASQ online or on paper and a Help Me Grow team member will contact you with the results, help answer your questions, and connect you to community resources.

Current News Topics

What to look for in a high-quality preschool | Deseret News
When enrolling a child in preschool, there are multiple factors to consider to ensure the best early learning experience possible.
New York Times Articles: Preschool Topics
News about preschool education, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Beyond ‘turn it off’: How to advise families on media use
Research-based AAP guidelines that promote positive media use and discourage potentially harmful use.


Preschool Matters TodayPreschool Matters ... Today
The official blog of the National Institute for Early Education looks at today’s preschool issues in the context of research, policy implications, and practice.
Early Childhood Focus BlogIn the Classroom with Peep
Head Start teacher Denise Nelson blogs about using the Peep Explorer's Guide with her students in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Early Childhood Focus BlogTeach Preschool
Teach Preschool promotes excellence in early childhood education professional development and practice.
Early Childhood Focus Blog UTAHLearning and Teaching Preschoolers
On Learning And Teaching With Preschoolers goal is to spark the interest and nurture the minds of children, parents, and teachers.
Early Childhood Focus Blog UTAHPreschool STEM
National Science Teachers Association discusses science, technology, engineering, and math-(STEM) for Preschool children.
Early Childhood Focus Blog UTAHLovely Commotion!
An Early learning blog with ideas for early learning activities and lessons.
Language CastleLanguage Castle
An Early Learning blog focused on Dual Language Learning.
Language CastlePBS SoCaL Education Blog
An education blog that includes early learning tips and ideas and lessons.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge CenterEarly Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
The ECLKC is offered by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start.
American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Head Start ProgramsAmerican Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Tribal Head Start Programs
The latest information on what has worked well and can be replicated in other Head Start Programs.
Dual Language Learners Head Start ProgramsDual Language Learners Head Start Programs
Articles, tip sheets and other resources professionals and families can use to meet the needs of diverse populations and promote dual language learning.
Utah Head Start AssociationUtah Head Start Association (UHSA)
An organization, linking Head Start programs in Utah. Resources available from members, consisting of a parent, friend, director, and staff from each agency.