In this section, early care and education providers will find helpful information and links to online curriculum resources, professional development training opportunities, and tips for best practices in the classroom.
BEE Training offers in-person and online services and resources for early childhood educators, libraries, & organizations. In addition to information about our trainings and services, you will also find FREE online resources and information on our site.
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.
The continuum of resources developed by the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) support the healthy social and emotional development and resilience of children and the adults who care for them. The website offers professional development and resources for working with children.
Regional Division of Regulated Child Care offices conduct on-site visits of all Kentucky licensed child-care centers and certified family child care homes to determine compliance with applicable regulations.
ECLKC is a free resource website with professional development, information, and teaching strategies. The site is maintained by the Office of Head Start, but access is free and appropriate for anyone working with children from birth to age five.
Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs – including childcare centers, Head Start and public preschool – that receive public funding. The unified system is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality.
The Early Childhood Resources page includes resources for families and educators of children ages birth to five. Some topics of interest include growth and development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers; understanding and working with children with disabilities; social/emotional growth; parenting skills; school readiness; multiculturalism and diversity; and brain development.
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