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Early Childhood Instructional Support Toolkit

ECIS Toolkit The Early Childhood Instructional Support Toolkit is a guide to free on-line resources that can be used for professional development in early childhood programs. The resources focus on intentional adult-child interactions related to concept development, quality feedback, and language modeling.

Resources in the toolkit can also be used to address specific child outcomes in Language & Literacy and Math & Science. Child outcomes identified in the toolkit’s resource guides are drawn from the Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, which has been adopted by Oregon as the state’s early childhood standards for children three to five.

  • To learn how to use the toolkit, click here PDF.
  • To learn how the toolkit supports work related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), click here PDF.
  • To access resources in the toolkit, click on a title in the chart below. Each title links to a one-page resource guide.
Resources Instructional Support Strategies Addressed Child Outcomes Addressed
Concept Development Quality of Feedback Language Modeling Language & Literacy Math & Science
Engaging Children in Conversations PDF   X X X  
Measuring Experiences for Young Children PDF X X     X
Teaching Vocabulary in Storybooks... PDF     X X  
Literacy in the Sciences Tip Sheets PDF X     X X
Finding the Math... PDF X       X
(Additional resources will be added as available.)

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