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Category: Article Library
Number of Subcategories: 7

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A collection of articles for educators and providers that work with children ages birth-five. Articles are categorized and aligned with the Virginia Milestones of Child Development. Articles can be used for professional development training hours as a self-study option.

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School Readiness Files: 2

Articles related to better understanding the importance of school readiness.

Social & Emotional Development Files: 3

This folder contains articles about how adults can help young children develop healthy social & emotional skills needed for school and life success.  Topics include positive discipline, behavior management and classroom organization strategies.

Language & Literacy Files: 7

This folder contains articles about how adults can help young children develop language and literacy skills.  Topics include listening & speaking, phonological awareness & alphabet knowledge, print awareness & concepts, comprehension & vocabulary and early writing.

Quality Interactions (CLASS related articles) Files: 4

These articles relate to dimensions of the Classroom Based Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) that is used for Standard 2 in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.  Articles describe ways teachers can provide high levels of instructional support to encourage higher levels of learning in young children.

Environment & Instruction (ITERS & ECERS) Files: 4

These articles relate to topics for organizing and setting up a high quality early learning environment.  Content in articles aligns with Standard 4 on the Virginia Star Quality Initiative and Environmental Rating Scales (ITERS & ECERS).

ESL - English Language Acquisition Files: 4

These articles relate to strategies for working with children who are not native English speakers, and include information on how to help children make progress in understanding and speaking English.

Math Files: 3

This folder contains articles about developmentally appropriate math activities for young children, aligned with the VA Milestones for Development & Foundation Blocks.


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"I want us to become more aware of Smart Beginnings as a community and the need for expanded Pre-K and quality childcare for the youngest children in Roanoke"


 Mayor David Bowers, State of the City speech 2011

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