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The Center for Early Childhood Education received funding from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood to develop 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 resources here can be used by early care and education providers and by faculty and trainers who provide professional development.

Child playing a board game.
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. See video series
A teacher reading an ELDS booklet.
The CT ELDS: A Valuable Tool for Supporting Young Children (12:38) This video illustrates how early childhood providers can meaningfully incorporate the early learning and development standards in their planning and teaching. Watch video
Two girls play with dress-up items.
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. See video series
Yotisse Williams
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. See video series
Two children play with trains.
Fostering Essential Dispositions 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. See video series
A teacher plays with a toddler.
Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development In Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children (16:22) and Reflecting on Our Reactions and Responses to Children's Behavior (6:47) teachers, caregivers, and experts discuss the important of considering the different factors that influence children's behavior, as well as the importance of reflecting on their own feelings before responding to children's behavior.