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National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
July 2004
Website resources from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The ultimate mission of The Scientific Council on the Developing Child is to close the gap between what we know and what we do to promote successful learning, adaptive behavior, and sound physical and mental health for all young children. Here, teachers can find links, articles, and research on the developing mind.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, Working Paper No.1
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
July 2004
This report from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child summarizes the most current and reliable scientific research on the impact of relationships on all aspects of a child's development and identifies ways to strengthen policies that affect those relationships in the early childhood years.
Topics: Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Off to School
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

PreKinders: Resources for Pre-K Teachers
PreKinders
July 2012
A site were Pre-K teachers can find lessons and ideas to use in their Pre-K classrooms. Free printables and activities include everything from math to literacy, fine motor skills and classroom management.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Professional Development Modules for TK
CCSESA
November 2013
The TK modules, developed through a collaboration among county offices of education, provide an overview of The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources (CDE, 2012) and include strategies and resources to support the implementation of transitional kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Promoting Language and Literacy in Transitional Kindergarten
Dr. Linda Espinosa
June 2011
A Powe Point presentation on the importance of language and literacy for a child's development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt
July 2012
These four videos from the Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning depict social emotional development and self regulation.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations

Sample Social and Emotional Learning Activities
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
July 2012
Website that offers teachers several links and resources to free activities for social emotional learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. The Collaborative aims to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

Second Step: Social Emotional Skills for Early Learning
Committee for Children
July 2012
Site features the "Second Step" program. Each grade level features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as: empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Training and classroom kits available for purchase.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
September 2011
This videos explains one of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain: the "serve and return" interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Songs for Teaching
Songs for Teaching
July 2012
A website for teachers to support their use of music to teach content across a variety of subjects ranging from math, science, social studies, etc. Thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions are available for download.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
California Department of Education
July 2012
This online publication presents the developmental continuum of learning for children from birth through kindergarten. It shows the connections that the nine domains of the preschool learning foundations have with the content of these other important resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

Three Core Concepts in Early Development Videos
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
August 2011
This three-part series from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

TK Implementation Guide
California Department of Education
September 2013
The TK implementation guide focuses on the essential components for school district administrators and teachers to consider as they develop comprehensive TK programs.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

TK Let's Go Webinar - April 17 2012
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2012
Power Point presentation for the April 17 webinar, TK Classroom Environment, providing information on how to use preschool environmental supports, such as the Preschool Learning Foundations and the Preschool Curriculum Framework, to guide TK instruction, as well as creating a developmentally appropriate TK classroom environment.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

TK Let's Go Webinar - May 15, 2012
Oznat Zur, Elizabeth Magruder
May 2012
Power Point Presentation for the May 15, 2012 webinar, From Standards to Practice, Creating a Working Plan. The webinar reviews the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards, translating the alignment into developmentally appropriate practice for TK.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Tools of the Mind : Focus on Self Regulation
Metropolitan State College of Denver
July 2012
Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success in preschool and kindergarten children by promoting their intentional and self-regulated learning.
Topics: Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Transportation
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Tulare County Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit
Tulare County Office of Education
January 2013
The Transitional Kindergarten toolkit includes many helpful resources for schools, administrators, teachers and parents to use in the preparation and facilitation of Transitional Kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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