This 14 minute video from Teaching Channel provides an overview of how implementation of Common Core will affect practice at the elementary level. The first portion of the video focuses on kindergarten and shows what changes teachers are making in their practice to adopt Common Core.

Author: Teaching Channel | Format: Video

This organization provides comprehensive information about what it takes to earn and renew the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool, Infant/Toddler, Family Child Care and Home Visitor. 

Candidates that need training to apply for the credential should contact...

Author: Council for Professional Recognition | Format: Website

This database is maintained by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and lists more than 8,200 degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions and more than 20,700 programs that are accredited by United States accrediting organizations that have been recognized either by...

Author: Council for Higher Education Accreditation | Format: Website

This revised edition of the District of Columbia Early Learning Standards shows the continuum of learning and development expected of all young children, from birth through grade three. The standards provide parents and teachers with a sense of what children should know and be able to do at...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

The District of Columbia’s Professional Development Registry (PDR) is a free online tool that tracks the professional growth, credentialing and educational attainment of Early Childhood Education and Out of School Time professionals. Register for an account, fill out a profile and upload...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Website

For educators seeking high-quality colleges, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offers a searchable list of accredited associate degree programs.

Author: National Association for the Education of Young Children | Format: Website

The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework guides all programs serving three- to five-year-old children, including children who are dual language learners and children with disabilities, on the key elements of school readiness. The framework is an important tool that helps...

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Format: Document

Available in English and Spanish, this newsletter created by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for early childhood education professionals offers critical information and resources such as a calendar of trainings and workshops, information about the Quality Rating and...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

For educators seeking high-quality colleges or universities, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) offers a searchable list of accredited degree programs.

Author: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education | Format: Website

The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Project address the issues of under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce.  The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project gives scholarships to child care workers to complete...

Author: National Black Child Development Institute | Format: Website