|There are many helpful resources on the Web. We have listed several here. This is not an all inclusive list. Early-In Special Education Preschool Program does not necessarily endorse any of the following sites.
Sites That Encourage Learning
www.scholastic.com Helping children around the world to read and learn. A comprehensive site of many great resources including developmental information, games and activities, ebooks, and news/blogs.
www.abcmouse.com The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System.
www.education.com/grade/preschool From how preschoolers think, to typical milestones in development for three-year-olds and four-year-olds, we’ve got preschool covered! Look here for information on learning to read and kindergarten readiness, in addition to preschool arts and crafts ideas, hands-on preschool activities, and preschool worksheets that make learning a blast!
wwww.crayola.com More than just coloring pages, Crayola.com is home to thousands of activities, tips and creative ideas. This is creativity central, your ticket to imaginative fun and learning online! Come on in and explore!
www.sproutonline.com Preschool Activities and Ideas for Teachers, Parents and Grandparents
http://play.fisher-price.com Preschool Activities and Ideas Teachers, Parents and Grandparents
www.notimeforflashcards.com A blog from a preschool teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom. She has lots of great ideas for pretend play activities and craft activities that are appropriate for preschool children. Includes step-by-step picture directions for the crafts. An excellent resource for play-based learning activities ideas.
www.aplaceofourown.org/topic_index.php Search topics such as Early Learning, Play, Social and Emotional Development, Health and Safety, Child Development, and Special Needs. Use the “Find Activity” drop-down menu to find activities for play, fine/gross motor, social-emotional and learning.
Informational Sites for Child Development and Disabilities
www.autismspeaks.org The Autism Speaks website has a resource for families of children who have just been diagnosed with autism called the 100 Day Kit. You can request or download the kit from the organization’s Website or call their Family Services line at 888.288.4762.
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Parents, health professionals, educators, and others can work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential.
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com Cerebral Palsy Guide is a small group of professionals with a desire to educate and help people with cerebral palsy. Their mission is to provide an easy-to-use, informative website that provides solutions for families. The website gives resources including information about cerebral palsy, its treatments and how to find doctors or legal help.
https://cerebralpalsygroup.com Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by Cerebral Palsy.
www.zerotothree.org ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
www.zerotothree.org/baby-brain-map.html The Baby Brain Map reveals the secrets of how early care enriches a child’s development.
www.NICHCY.org NICHCY (the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) offers a wealth of information on disabilities. They serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. Our State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state.
Local Agency Resources
Autism Society of Cumberland County: www.autismcc.org
Cumberland Community Action Program, Inc. Head Start: www.ccap-inc.org
Cumberland County Department of Public Health: www.co.cumberland.nc.us/health.aspx