Early Childhood/Elementary websites
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 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 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.
The Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment (Ele) is an innovative online space where early educators, families, and others who care for young children can come together in a safe environment to find and share digital resources that support early learning and development in children from birth to age 5 (Ele, About, 2012).
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.
This website was created for parents, teachers, and speech pathologists as a resource for phonological awareness. The site includes activity ideas for all areas of phonological awareness including rhyming, phonemic awareness, segmenting, blending, manipulating, and various other activities.
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.
Founded by PNC Bank,
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 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).