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      star bulletIEL Tip Sheet

    1. Connecting with Parents: “But He Doesn’t Do That at Home!”
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/connect/
      Read Information about the Tip Sheet | Spanish | Polish


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    3. Inclusive Early Childhood Programs: How One School District Creates a Place for All Young Children
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/podcasts/podcast-inclusiveprog/

    4. Considerations for Dual Language Learners
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/interview/considerations-for-dual-language-learners/


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    6. Video Tour: Tip Sheets
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/nav/intro-tipsheets/

    7. Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urU-a_FsS5Y

    8. The Essential Role of Observation and Documentation
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      http://www2.cde.state.co.us/media/resultsmatter/RMSeries/TheEssentialRoleOfObservationAndDocumentation_SA.asp

    9. Guidelines Videos: Over Here
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-guidelines/overhere/

    10. Linking Documentation and Curriculum
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www2.cde.state.co.us/media/resultsmatter/RMSeries/LinkingDocumentationAndCurriculum_SA.asp

    11. Standards of Experience
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/Standards+of+Experience%2C+by+Dr.+Lilian+Katz%2C+December+2014/1_6r467r4l

    12. Watching Video Documentation with Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www2.cde.state.co.us/media/resultsmatter/RMSeries/WatchingVideoDocumentationWithChildren_SA.asp


    13. star bulletWeb Article

    14. Adapting Lesson Plans to Meet IELDS Benchmarks: Math Lesson Addressing Benchmark 8.A.ECa
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/ields/ields-plans/adapting-8aeca/

    15. Attendance Resource List
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/reslists/attendance-res/

    16. Building Positive Teacher-Child Relationships
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/briefs/wwb12.html

    17. Children in Refugee Families Need Extra Care, Attention
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/dll/refugee/

    18. Continuity of Contact
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/continuity-contact/

    19. Creating a Sense of Belonging in Preschool
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/special-needs/belonging/

    20. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8: A position statement of the National Asssociation for the Education of Young Children
      Format: PDF        Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/PSDAP.pdf

    21. Evaluating Projects
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/evaluating-projects/

    22. Examining Understandings of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.illinois.edu/v15n2/hilado.html

    23. The Feed-Forward Problem
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/feed-forward/

    24. Field Trips and Fieldwork
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/fieldtrips-fieldwork/

    25. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Serving English Language Learners in Preschool Programs in Illinois Public School Districts 23 Ill. Adm. Code Part 228
      Format: PDF        Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://www.isbe.net/Documents/preschool_faq.pdf

    26. Helping Children Take the Lead
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/children-lead/

    27. The Horse Project
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/horse-thoughts/

    28. How Many Projects per Year?
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/projects-year/

    29. IEL Tip Sheets: Family Fun!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/special-needs/tipsheet-fun/

    30. Informing Parents about the Project Approach
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/informing-parents/

    31. Insight as Part of Teaching Young Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/insight-part/

    32. Journey into the Project Approach
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/journey-project/

    33. Keep the Conversation Going With Young Dual Language Learners
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/dll/keepconv/

    34. Kindergarten Readiness and Preschools: Teachers’ and Parents’ Beliefs Within and Across Programs
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.illinois.edu/v14n2/hatcher.html

    35. Materials for Representation in Project Work
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/materials-represent/

    36. Math in the Early Years: A Strong Predictor for Later School Success
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://www.ecs.org/the-progress-of-education-reform-math-in-the-early-years/

    37. Nurturing STEM Skills in Young Learners, PreK–3
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://successfulstemeducation.org/resources/nurturing-stem-skills-young-learners-prek%E2%80%933

    38. Organize High-Quality Professional Development on the Project Approach in Your Own Backyard
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/organize-profdev/

    39. Preschool Attendance Tool Kit
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/toolkits/preschool-attendance/

    40. Giving a Project a Narrative Title
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/narrative-title/

    41. The Project Approach and the CLASS Observation Tool
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/projectapproach-class/

    42. Projects that Strengthen Children’s Sense of their Communities
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/strengthen-communities/

    43. Props, Teachers, and Projects: Engaging Learners in Representational Play
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/props-teachers/

    44. Successful Long-Term Implementation of Projects
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/successful-longterm/

    45. Supporting a Large Staff in Implementing the Project Approach
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/large-staff/

    46. Talking Straight to Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/talking-straight/

    47. The “Bottom-up” Perspective on the Quality of an Early Childhood Program
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/bottomup-perspective/

    48. Thoughts on Leadership
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/thoughts-leadership/

    49. Tips for Supporting Teachers’ Implementation of Project Work
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/tips-supporting/

    50. Two Approaches to Implementation of the Project Approach
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/perspectives/two-approaches/

    51. Visual Schedules and Checklists
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/special-needs/visual/

    52. What Does the Research Say about Dual Language Learners?
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/answers/research-dll/

    53. What Puppets Can Mean to Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/growing/puppets/



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