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Early Learning Transition Model Team

Ms. Kathleen Lincoln

Child Development Centers

Program Director, Retired

 

Ms. Toby S. Librande

Early Learning Transition Model

Grant Coordinator

408.635.2686 x5571

 

Ms. Linda Lambert

Milpitas Family Literacy Project

Program Coordinator, 2008-2016

 

Rose CDC

250A Roswell Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

 

Sunnyhills CDC

356 Dixon Road

Milpitas, CA 95035

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Faith Based

Building Community and Compassion

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NAEYC Resources for Best Practices

Supporting optimal environments for all children in all settings helps grow healthy, school ready children.  Faith based communities have a part to play in supporting children’s readiness for school and NAEYC can help!  The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the leading national organization promoting excellence early childhood education.  Visit their site here to see all of the services, guidelines, publications and programs offered.  The Accreditation process and resources are listed here.  Articles in their magazine, Young Children, occasionally address questions of an ethical and faith-based nature.  Listed below are a few linked examples of “Focus on Ethics” articles looking at the complex issue of faith in the early childhood setting:

Differing Faiths in a Faith-Based Program

Differing Faiths in a Faith-Based Program – The Response

 

NAEYC also has developed a wide variety of Position Statements and Standards which flush out best practices and quality guidelines for programs serving young children.  Listed below are a few examples of the Position Statements which can enrich and inform faith based program environments:

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is a best practice!  Read more about what developmentally appropriate practice is and why it works, here.  When utilized in programs serving young children, DAP helps the child’s experience in the program be more relevant and engaging.  Try incorporating it today!

Ethical Conduct is of concern for all early childhood programs.  Visit  this page to learn more about NAEYC’s position papers on ethical conduct.

Linguistic and Cultural Diversity is the norm in Santa Clara County!  Read NAEYC’s position paper here to learn more about how to honor and embrace the rich tapestry that makes up our community.

Let's Move!

Let's Move!

First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature program Let's Move! invites all of us to work together to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.  We all have a part to play – community leaders, child care operators, after school programs, faith based programs, municipalities, public, private and charter schools, museums, gardens, Native American tribes and organizations, health care professionals, and of course, parents and family members!  Go to www.letsmove.gov  to see how you can sign on to help bring positive change to your community.   There are a lot of great resources on this site, including:

Early Learning Transition Model ~ Generously funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation 2012-2013

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Contributing to Optimal Development

Project Cornerstone and Developmental Assets – build up our youth!  Research has shown that the more developmental assets each child possesses, the better off their future looks!  Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help children and teens thrive.  Do you want some specific ideas about how your community can contribute?  Click here to take a look at the pdf “Asset-Building Ideas for the Faith Community”.