Early childhood/early intervention resources

Literacy resources

Web resources

 

Library resources

Please contact our lending library to check out the following resources related to supporting young children’s literacy:

  • Vukelich, C., and Christie, J. (2009). Building a Foundation for Preschool Literacy: Effective Instruction for Children’s Reading and Writing Development (Preschool Literary Collection). International Reading Association Inc.
  • Enz, B.J., and Morrow, M. (2009). Assessing Preschool Literacy Development: Informal and Formal Measures to Guide Instruction. NAEYC
  • Roskos, K., Tabors, P., and Lenhart, L. (2009). Oral Language and Early Literacy in Preschool: Talking, Reading and Writing (Preschool Literacy Collection). International Reading Association Inc.
  • AnyBook Reader, 2011  
  • Bunce, Betty H. (2008). Early Literacy in Action: The Language-focused Curriculum for Preschool. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Goldstein, H., and Spencer Kelley, E. (2016). Story Friends Teacher Guide. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Strickland, D., and Schickedanz, J. (2009). Learning About Print in Preschool: Working with Letters, Words, and Beginning Links with Phonemic Awareness. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association

Early childhood literacy and math kits

Our lending library has several updated early childhood literacy kits with accessible materials that can be embedded into learning centers and activities to promote meaningful engagement. Activities align with concepts and skills identified in Virginia’s Early Learning and Development Standards Birth to Five Guidelines (ELDS). Teachers can use these activities to supplement lesson plans and resources they already have in their classroom, or as inspiration to create their own kits.

Lending options for new and updated kits include checking out the physical kit with sample activities, adapted books, theme related materials, assistive technology with a link to a digital folder with activity sheets and communication boards, or you can just request the link to the digital folder of interest.

A variety of smaller concept kits targeting math, literacy, science, and music/movement are also available for checkout.

For any questions or clarification, please contact ttainfo@vcu.edu.

Early Childhood Literacy Kits

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear (updated)
  • Bugs (new kit)
  • Community Workers and their Vehicles (updated)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie‌ (updated)
  • The Farm (updated)
  • Growing Things
  • ‌Look What's Cooking
  • Marvelous Me
  • My Neighborhood
  • Weather Watcher
  • Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
  • Over in the Meadow
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • The Rainbow Fish and Commotion in the Ocean
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm (farm theme) (updated)

A variety of smaller concept kits specifically targeting math, literacy, science and music/movement are also available for checkout.  

Early childhood special education resources

Web resources

Library resources

Please contact our lending library to check out the following resources related to early childhood special education:

  • Sandall, S., and Schwartz, I. (2019). Building Blocks For Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs (3rd Ed). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 
  • Rous, B., and Hallam, R. (2006). Tools for Transition in Early Childhood: A Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, & Families. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • McWilliam, R.A., and Casey, A.M. (2008). Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.  
  • Zaslow, M. (2011). Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Greenspan, S., and Wieder, S. (2005). Floortime, DVD Series: The Basics: Relating and Communicating the Floortime Foundation. 
  • Notbohm, E. (2005). Ten Things A Child with Autism Wishes You Knew. Arlington, TX: Future Horizon Publisher
  • Golden, C. (2018). The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 

Early intervention

Web resources

 Library resources

Please contact our lending library to check out the following resources related to supporting early intervention:

  • Campbell, P., Milboure, S., and Kennedy, A. (2012). Cara’s Kit for Infant and Toddlers: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities. Paul H. Brookes Publishing
  • Burd, J., and Lockhart, S. (2011). Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines-Infant Toddler Curriculum. HighScope.
  • Koontz-Lowman, D. (2007). Amazing Babies: An Overview of Development from Birth to 36 Months. Virginia Partnership for People with Disabilities
  • Bergen, D. (1994). Assessment Methods for Infants and Toddlers: Transdisciplinary Team Approaches. New York: Teachers College Press
  • Copple, C., Koralek, D., Charner, K., and Bredekamp, S. (2013). Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infant and Toddlers. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, D.C.
  • Furuno, S. (1993). Helping Babies Learn: Developmental Profiles and Activities for Infants and Toddlers. Communication Skill Builders.
  • Harms, T. (2006). Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R). Teachers College Press
  • The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Observation Tool-Infant/Toddler (2011)