Early Childhood/Elementary websites

Reading to childrenCenter for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

The goal of CELL is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices.  This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to fiver years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes (CELL, Homepage, 2011).

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish speaking families of English language learners (Colorín Colorado, About Us, 2011).

Early Childhood Today

Early Childhood Today is a site developed by Scholastic that provides preschool and kindergarten teachers with information related to children's behavior and development, as well as more classroom/community based information such as activities, curriculum, leadership, and the community.

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media

The Fred Rogers Center's aspires to help children "grow on the inside, learn through relationships, and give meaning to technology".

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. They conduct original research on emerging education technologies and collaborate with educators and media producers to put this research into action.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

One Book Every Young Child

Through this program, adults with preschoolers in their lives will learn how they can support the development of literacy in preschool children. Because it is important for children to be prepared for school, One Book, Every Young Child will provide opportunities for adults to read aloud and share books, stories and related activities with preschoolers.

Pinterest Bookworm

This Pinterest page, created by Pennsylvania Promise for Children, is a fantastic breakdown of quality children's books with ideas of how to use them in fun ways.

PNC Grow Up Great

Founded by PNC Bank, PNC Grow Up Great® is a bilingual program that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth through age five for success in school and life.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF)

The mission of RIF is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.  RIF's highest priority is reaching under-served children from birth to age 8 (RIF, About RIF, 2012).

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.  The reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators to help struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills (Reading Rockets, Homepage, 2012).