Helping Children Process Disturbing Events
Pacific University -  Resources for Assisting Children to Cope with Trauma, Violence, Stress 
Rethinking Schools - Supporting Children During Times of Tragedy and War
Educators for Social Responsibility - Talking To Children About Tragedies and Warfare
Understanding the Anxious Mind  (New York Times article)
Parents Are A Child’s First Teachers
The Importance of Play In Early Childhood
The Importance of Play (NAEYC)
Crisis in Kindergarten (Alliance for Childhood)
Taking Play Seriously (New York Times article)
Can The Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control? (New York Times article)
Pressure Cooker Kindergarten - Effects of Testing on Youngest Students (
Concerns About Specific Types of Play
War Play:  Balancing Children’s Needs & Adults’ Concerns (Nancy Carlsson)
Beyond Banning War & Superhero Play (Diane Levin, NAEYC web posting)
We Don’t Play With Guns Here (Online Book by Penny Holland)
The Role of Toys in Play (Diane Levin) 
Rough and Tumble Play Explored (Childcare Exchange)
Superhero Play in Early Childhood (Issues in Banning Types of Play)
Superhero Toys and Boys’ Play  (ACEI Research);jsessionid=KL7T6Bf8KpLNLRD3d7jGy5w9k06Vy7svVnTKFyVXXsdtLyZtTJ9n!-99827019!945283895?a=o&d=115021266'+physically+active+and+imaginative+play-a0148930784shapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4shapeimage_5_link_5shapeimage_5_link_6
Pedagogy in the ELC
Curriculum at the ELC
Our Mission & Philosophy
Our Goals
“Hundred Languages of Children”Pedagogy.htmlMission%26Philosophy_2_3.htmlGoals.htmlHundred_languages.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3
Education Advocacy and Reform Websites
Rethinking Schools (Helping to shape reform throughout the public school system)
TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment)
Children and Nature Network (Reconnecting Children and Nature)
Teaching for Change (Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom)
Coalition of Essential Schools (Transforming Public Education)
George Lucas Educational Foundation (Edutopia - Innovation & Reform in Learning)
Southern Poverty Law Center (Seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society)
Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (Reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers)http://www.rethinkingschools.org
Early Literacy & Curriculum
Bank Street College - Early Literacy Development Guide
Harvard Family Research Project - Parent Involvement and Early Literacy
North Central Regional Educ Laboratory  - Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Brain-Based Preschool Teaching (New York Times article)
Child Development, Health, & Safety
Children's Cognitive Development - Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think 
Research on toxic chemicals in everyday products - Healthy | Toys
Children & behavioral medication - Frontline: The Medicated Child
The Early Learning CommunityHome.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0
At Pacific University
  Learners of All Ages:
  The College of EducationCollege_of_Ed.html
  Full Circle:
  History of the SchoolHistory_of_the_School.html
  Prospective Families:
  Enrollment & TuitionEnroll_%26_Tuition.html
  Current Families:
  Calendar, Forms, PoliciesCalendar-forms-policy.html
  Contact Us:
  Phone, Email, & DirectionsPhone-Email-Direct.html
  Parents As Educators:
  Early Childhood Resources
  We Play To Learn:
  Teaching ApproachesTeaching_Approaches.html
  A Day In Our Community:
  Program ElementsProgram_Elements.html
  Mind Nourishing Spaces:
  A Tour of the SchoolTour_of_the_School.html
  Teachers Who Love
  Learning:  Our StaffOur_Staff.html
  What Did You Do In School
  Today?  Classroom BlogsClassroom_Blogs.html