Early Educator Resources to Share
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- Using Gender Inclusive Language with Children and Families-7 Tips
- Practical Guidance for Teachers: Supporting the Families of Gender Nonconforming Children (NAEYC)
- Trans Awareness Week Blog (McCormick Center)
Cómo apoyar a estudiantes transgénero en el aula: Este guía breve presenta temas importantes para la población transgénero incluyendo: la comprensión de la identidad de género, problemas que manejan en varios ámbitos, y estrategias que se necesitan para desarrollar un ambiente inclusivo.
Early Childhood: Learning About Gender Identity Booklist: This incredible list, from Social Justice Books, provides a wide array of stories to support discussions about gender identity with young children.
Classroom Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- How to Support Young Learners in Racially Diverse Classrooms (Edutopia)
- Talking to Children About Race and Racism (Head Start): Explore these tips and resources, for families and staff, that address how young children learn about race and ways to talk to children to help them have open and healthy conversations, at all ages.
- Teaching Differences and Similarities to Children: Quality Start LA’s Me and My Friends e-book was created to help guide conversations about diversity and inclusion.
- Colours of Us-Multicultural Children’s Booklists: Colours of Us has created booklists for all ages (infant/toddler-high school) that highlight African, Asian, and Hispanic cultures, among others.
- Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books: This guide from, Teaching for Change, offers valuable tips for educators to help choose books that authentically represent the lives of the children and families they serve, as well as other communities and cultures.
- Click here for a wide array of Early Childhood Anti-Bias Education Booklists (i.e. Gender Identity, families, disabilities, and more)
Dual Language Learners
Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades : Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages. (Edutopia)
QSLA Talking Points for Families: Provides common messaging for providers to use while communicating with families about QSLA
Virtual Storytime from your Local Libraries: QSLA and our LA Public Library (LAPL) and Pasadena Public Library partners are excited to announce our new collaboration: Virtual Storytime, hosted just for YOU by your local LA Public and Pasadena Public Library systems! Click the link for more info and to set up your Virtual Storytime today!
Families Read Together Workshops (LAPL): Contact LA Public Library to set up a Family Literacy Workshop at your early learning program. This workshop series is led by an LA Public Librarian to help families learn to share the joy of reading with their children.
Family Education Flyer: An overview of QSLA’s trainings dedicated to parent engagement
QSLA’s Lunch & Learn Webinars: At these 1 hour webinars, providers discuss and share ideas around our monthly Family Engagement Tip articles.
Almuerzo y aprendizaje seminarios web de QSLA: En estos seminarios web de 1 hora, proveedores discuten y comparten ideas sobre nuestros consejos mensuales de compromiso familiar.
Talk. Read. Sing (First 5 CA): First 5 CA has a variety of resources focused on early language, reading, brain, and motor development. Resources include activities, downloads, videos and more!
Strengthening Families Protective Factors On-line Trainings (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance): When families have the resources and supports they need, it increases the likelihood that children will grow up to be successful in school and in life. The Strengthening Families Protective Factors trainings help those working with families to learn about the proactive ways they can support children and families.
Competencies and Foundations:
California Early Childhood Educator Competencies: The California Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality care and education to young children and their families. Don’t forget to check out the ECE Competencies video series as well!
California Preschool Learning Foundations: The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development.
California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations :The purpose of the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations is to describe research and evidence-based expectations for the way most infants and toddlers make progress in the major domains of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and perceptual and motor development.
Dual Language Learner Resources:
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)
Child Care Providers’ VERY IMPORTANT Role in Early Intervention: Learn how to identify children who might need services and help their families get it for them as early as possible.
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.
- Click here: Workforce Pathways LA Application Instructions
- Log in to the CA ECE Workforce Registry to complete your application
QSLA Provider Discounts: (English/Spanish) Learn about the numerous discounts from our generous early learning vendor partners to help your site maximize its QSLA incentive funds.
NEW: #Childcareheroes Resource Toolkit: This toolkit supports and honors our incredible QSLA #childcareheroes by providing tips and ideas for showcasing the incredible work they to support children and families in pictures, newsletters, social media, and more!
NUEVO: Kit de Recursos y Herramientas #ChildCareHeroes: ¡Esta caja de herramientas apoya y honra a nuestros increíbles QSLA #heroesdecuidadodeniños por medio de consejos e ideas para mostrar el trabajo increíble que ellos hacen para apoyar a niños y familias en fotos, boletines, redes sociales, y más!”
Social Media Guide: How to use social media to showcase your participation in QSLA, including ideas and tips for posting about QSLA
Welcome to Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA)! We are proud of the work your early learning program is doing on behalf of children and families in L.A. County. It is our mission to support you in all your efforts, which also includes aiding in your outreach and communications as a provider enrolled in QSLA.
The QSLA Brand and Messaging Guide gives you information so that all internal and external messaging related to your participation in QSLA are consistent and an outstanding reflection of the work you are doing at your site. In this guide, you will learn
- How and when to use the QSLA logo
- Messages to support your communication about QSLA and the benefits of quality early learning
QSLA Logos: click the links below to download a .png version of the logo