Professional Development Resources

CELF: Center on the Social and Foundations for Early Learning (The Pyramid Model)

Supporting children’s social emotional development.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections – Promoting high-quality research and informing policy through free access to thousands of publications and datasets

Early Childhood Research Connections

Counsel for Exceptional Children: The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Early Childhood Special Education

Counsel for Professional Recognition: Promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children aged birth to 5 years old. Administers the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program.

Division of Early Childhood: The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families. 

Division of Early Childhood

NAEYC- National Association for the Education of Young Children: Supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC serves to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.


National Resource Center for Health and Safety: Offers information, research, outreach and networking opportunities related to children and child care.

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission- A national commission that works to ensure the protection of consumers, families and children from products that pose significant safety hazards. The U.S. CPSC produces hundreds of free publications on a variety of safety topics.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

NAEYC Statements:

Anti-Discrimination Position Statement-

Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment-

Early Childhood Inclusion- 

NAEYC Standards For Early Childhood Professional Preparation-

English Language Learners

New Hampshire State Guidance on Programs for English Learners

Preschool for ELLs:

WIDA- The WIDA Consortium is made up of 39 U.S. states and territories dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate system to support English language Learners in K-12 contexts. This comprehensive system, based on research and educator feedback, is built on standards, assessments and professional learning.


WIDA Resource Library

WIDA Resource Library

WIDA Early Years Resources


New Hampshire

NH Least Restrictive Environment 

NH Early Childhood Special Education 

NH Preschool Ratios

NH Statewide Professional Development Master Plan 

New Hampshire Early Learning Childhood Standards- The New Hampshire Early Learning Standards are a statewide resource for everyone who loves, cares for, and educates young children. The Standards provide essential information to support and enhance children’s development and learning. 

Supporting Children with Disabilities: A Guide to Understanding Early Childhood Special Education Systems

Resources from RACE2K


NH Department of Education- Our Mission... "To provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society."

The Department of Education offers a wide variety of programs and services in support of New Hampshire's students, teachers, educators, administrators, families, and community members.

NH Department of ED

RACE 2 K- RACE 2K provides information, support and technical assistance to school districts and others to improve outcomes for preschool children with disabilities and their families

Online Modules

Understanding Preschool Settings, Program Placements, and Data Reporting Requirements:

Who is Doing What in Early Childhood Transitions; A Training for Professionals:

Articles on Diversity, Culture and Anti-Bias

Moving Beyond Anti-Bias Activities: Supporting the Development of Anti-Bias Practices

Teaching Children about Race

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Activities that Promote Racial and Cultural Awareness

Anti Bias Checklist

Reading Your Way to a Culturally Responsive Classroom