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The Center for Early Childhood Education is developing videos and related training materials to support the implementation of the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS). The ELDS serve as a foundation for what all children from birth to age five should know and be able to do in their earliest years. The materials here can be used by early care and education providers and those supporting their professional development. This project is funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

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Supporting Mathematical Development in Young Children

This series of videos describe children’s early mathematical development and provide examples of how early childhood professionals can both explicitly teach math skills and support their development through daily routines and play.
StandardsThe CT ELDS: A Valuable Tool for Supporting Young Children

This video illustrates how early childhood providers can meaningfully incorporate the early learning and development standards in their planning and teaching.
Fostering Essential Dispositions in Young Children

This video illustrates six essential dispositions of competent learners, and provides support to early childhood professionals on how they can promote these dispositions in young children.
Supporting Children's Learning in Dramatic Play Centers

These videos illustrate the importance of dramatic play on child development, and provide examples of how early childhood professionals have used dramatic play centers to provide learning opportunities across domains.
Yotisse Williams (2)Reflections from the Field

In these brief interviews, teachers and family child care providers reflect on their practices and experiences working with young children, and share ideas that may be useful for other early childhood professionals.
Understanding Challenging Behavior 300x166Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development

This series of two videos discusses the importance of considering the different factors, including the classroom environment, that influence children's behavior. Teachers, caregivers, and experts describe how they reflect on their own feelings before responding to children's behavior.

Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children (16:22) --- Reflecting on Our Reactions and Responses to Children's Behavior (6:47)

For more information, contact Terry Surprenant, Project Manager at surprenantt@easternct.edu or 860-465-4533.