Learning As We Grow - Development and Learning
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learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC:
National Academy Press.
Carnegie Corporation of New York. (1994). Starting points: Meeting
the needs of our youngest children. The report of the Carnegie Task
Force on Meeting the Needs of Young Children. New York: Author.
This abridged version of a Carnegie Report describes the critical
importance of early childhood education and the issues of meeting
the needs of children at risk.
Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development (1995). Great transitions:
Preparing adolescents for a new century. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York.
This abridged version of a Carnegie Report describes issues
of adolescent development and public policy questions that address
Comer, J. (April 23, 2001). Schools that develop children. In The
American Prospect, 12(7). Retrieved December 4, 2001, from the
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Guidelines for Appropriate Curriculum Content and Assessment in Programs
Serving Children Ages 3 Through 8: A position statement of the National
Association for the Education for Young Children and the National
Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of
Education. Adopted November, 1990. Retrieved 2/22/03.
This comprehensive article describes developmentally appropriate
teaching, how children learn, and how curriculum can be informed
by individual and age differences. While focused on young children,
many of the points made are applicable for all learners.
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about language. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.
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Center for Children and Families
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120 th Street Box 39
New York, NY 10027
Located at Teachers' College, Columbia University, the Center advances
the policy, education, and development of children and their families.
Sharon Lynne Kagan and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn are co-directors of the
Child Development Project in the Development Studies
Oakland, CA 94606-5300
This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children develop
intellectually, ethically, and socially.
Child & Family WebGuide
This is a Web portal of resources and sites about children and learning.
The Education/Learning section and the Typical Development section
provide a wealth of online resources. David Elkind developed this
portal in collaboration with the Society for Research in Child Development
located at Tufts University.
National Head Start Association
1651 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-0875; fax (703)739-0878
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a non-profit organization
that provides a national forum for the continued enhancement
of Head Start services for poor children ages 0 through 5, and their
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
University of Michigan
505 E. Huron, Suite 301
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1567
Phone: 734- 998-6578
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an organization
dedicated to multidisciplinary research in the field of human development.
Starting Points: State and Community Partnerships
for Young Children
This Carnegie Corporation of New York program is dedicated to developing
strategies to meet the needs of children in their first three years
The National Association for Education of Young
1509 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1426
The National Association for Education of Young Children is a national
organization of educators dedicated to the improvement of programs
for children from birth through third grade. The Web site provides
professional development, community, and parent resources.
Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Rd.
New Haven, CT 06520
The Yale University child and adolescent research center offers
clinical services and educational training in the fields of psychiatry,
pediatrics, and child development. The Comer School Development
Program within the Yale Child Study Center aims to bridge
child psychiatry and education. http://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/comer/
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