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Simple Interactions

Simple Interactions is a practice-based, strengths-focused, and community-driven approach to support helpers who serve children, youth, and families.
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The Beautiful Stuff Project

The Beautiful Stuff Project is a creative reuse center offering free and low cost materials to public schools, childcare centers, and community agencies in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston; and the children and families they serve. Their inventory is collected from the excess and scrap of local manufacturers, stores, and artists.

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Somerville Family Learning Collaborative

The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) is the department of family and community engagement of the Somerville Public Schools. The SFLC provides a variety of resources, support services, and programs to help meet the needs of Somerville families in supporting their children’s learning and well-being, birth to adulthood.

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Illinois Project Approach

The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for families, caregivers, and teachers of young children funded by Illinois State Board of Education.

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Somerville Public School

Somerville Public Schools is one of the top urban districts in the state. We serve a diverse and dynamic population of more than 5,000 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Each of our schools has its own character, culture and role.

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Pop Up Adventure Play

Based on the Playworker movement in Great Britain, Pop Up Adventure Play promotes child-directed play, creativity, and the idea that children can be trusted to do great things. Nice applications for classrooms and community events.
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Defending the Early Years

Defending the Early Years is an advocacy and resource rich organization whose mission is to work for just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child, by informing educators, administrators, and parents about how children develop and learn best and advocating for active, playful, experiential approaches to learning informed by child development theory and evidence-based research.
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Resources for Early Learning

This site provides exciting, engaging media-rich learning opportunities for educators, parents, and caregivers of children. From detailed lesson plans to simple, everyday activities, you will find everything you need to help your children succeed.
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Strategies for Children

Strategies for Children works to ensure that Massachusetts invests the resources needed for all children, from birth to age five, to access high-quality early education programs that prepare them for success in school and life.

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North American Reggio Emilia Alliance

NAREA bases efforts on the fundamental values and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, and endeavor to offer unique experiences for deepening awareness and supporting ongoing connection among members. We envision a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, capabilities, and humanity.

The Alliance for Childhood

The aims of the Alliance for Childhood are inspired by a Charter of Principles drawn up by the International Joint Alliance Working Group in New York in 1999, at the beginning of the movement. The basis of this document is childhood, the real needs of children and their rights.

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The American Montessori Society

At the American Montessori Society we provide the leadership and resources to make Montessori a significant and enduring voice in education. We serve our members, advocate for quality Montessori education, and champion Montessori principles.
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The Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative

The Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative is transforming the understanding, teaching and learning of early mathematics from the ground up.
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Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools is a project of The Human Rights Campaign to provide training to elementary educators about to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support Transgender and Non-Binary Students.

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Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance is an organization that provides resources to educators emphasizing social justice and anti-bias. Their mission is to educate children to be active participants in a diverse democracy.