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What is the research-based information behind our recommendations?  Here's where you can read more about theories, research, and measures of high quality settings:

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Abraham Maslow:  The Hierarcy of Needs: 

Mcleod, S. (2018, May 21). Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Retrieved from https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html

Behavior:

Holland, A. L., & Ohle, K. A. (2020, May). "How can I help you?" Reconsidering behavior management. NAEYC. https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2020/how-can-i-help-you

Emergent Curriculum:

Biermeier, M. A. (2015, November). Inspired by Reggio Emilia: Emergent Curriculum in Relationship Driven Learning Environments. NAEYC. https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/nov2015/emergent-curriculum

Erik Erikson:   The Stages of Psychosocial Development:

McLeod, S. (2007, February 5). Erik Erikson | Psychosocial stages | Simply psychology. Study Guides for Psychology Students - Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html

Flashcards - Why Not?

Parker-Pope, T. (2012, August 23). Simon says don't use flashcards. The New York Times. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/simon-says-dont-use-flashcards/

NAEYC. (n.d.). Toddlers and reading: Describe but don’t drill. https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/toddlers-and-reading-describe-don%27t-drill

Jean Piaget:  Stages of Cognitive Development:

McLeod, S. (2007, February 5). Jean Piaget's theory and stages of cognitive development. Study Guides for Psychology Students - Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html

John Bowlby:  Attachment Theory:

McLeod, S. (2008, February 5). Attachment theory. Study Guides for Psychology Students - Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/attachment.html

Lev Vygotsky:  Socioculural Theory of Learning and Development

McLeod, S. (2008, February 5). Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. https://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html

Research and position papers published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, including:

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NAEYC. (2011). NAEYC code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment. https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/Ethics%20Position%20Statement2011_09202013update.pdf 

 

NAEYC. (2015). NAEYC early childhood program standards. https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/Position%20Statement%20EC%20Standards.pdf

 

NAEYC. (2015).  The 10 NAEYC Program Standards.  https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-naeyc-program-standards#9

Research published by Zero to Three:

https://www.zerotothree.org

Serve & Return Interactions

Center on the Developing Child. (2020, January 27). 5 steps for brain-building serve and return. Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/

Sharing - A Developmental Skill:

Young Brains Lack Skills for Sharing. (2012, July 1). Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/young-brains-lack-skills-sharing/

The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales - a measure of best practice:

Harms, T., Clifford, R. M., & Cryer, D. (2015). Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (3rd ed.). New York: Teachers College Press. 

Why No Worksheets:

How to teach without using worksheets in preschool. (2010, January 17). Pre-K Pages. https://www.pre-kpages.com/no_more_worksheets/

Important learning begins with play. (n.d.). Affiliated Services for Children and Youth | Making hamilton the best place to raise a child. https://ascy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Nomoreworksheetsflyer.pdf

Also see the information about flashcards above.

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