Early Learning Resources

Resources for Early Learning

The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life helps shape how their brain develops. QSLA wants to make sure early educators have the resources they need to support the growth and development of the young learners at their programs.

Dual Language Learner Resources

QSLA DLL Initiative’s Resource page

Dual Language Learner Professional Development (CDE)

The California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (CDE/ELCD) offers the Dual Language Learners Professional Development Program (DLL-PD). State-funded early learning and care programs have access to this opportunity focused on DLL-PD. (PD providers include SEAL, GLAD, Language Learner Project, CPIN, and CSU Channel Islands)

Resources from the Field

QSLA has gathered activities and early learning practices that you and/or your fellow early educators have shared into ready-to-use resource documents. Click on the images on the page for the full PDF documents, including links and activities to support your work with children and families. Check back soon for more Resources from the Field!

Early Math

Teaching Math to Young Children – These family and caregiver resources and activities, from the Institute for Educational Sciences, organized by math topics such as counting or shapes, include research-based and easy-to-follow steps to help you support your child’s math skills during a typical day.

PBS SoCal’s Family Math –  Early math skills are key to unlocking a brighter future for your child. PBS SoCal’s Family Math program delivers trusted tools and bilingual resources that help families with children ages 2-5 uncover the joy of math in everyday experiences.

Child Abuse Prevention Resource Guide

The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive.

  • Chapter 6 provides valuable resources, based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors, for providers and families to work towards preventing child abuse and neglecting and having positive conversations about supporting families.

Week of the Young Child Activity Guides

Check out QSLA’s activity guides that provide you and the families you serve with fun, interactive ways to celebrate each day of the Week of the Young Child!

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Use this checklist to identify the skills you can help children develop in order to prepare them for lifelong learning.

Tips to Improve Your Classroom Environment

Optimizing the environment improves how children interact with the space, furnishings, learning materials, and even their educators.