International Literacy Association: lesson plans, book lists
MERLOT - a consortium of colleges supported by volunteers designed to enable the formation of communities engaged in building shared knowledge bases of learning materials. Search here for lesson plans and materials to help develop good teaching techniques.
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National Education Association: NEA working to Unify the Early Childhood Profession
Power to the Profession(P2P) is a two-year initiative to define the professional field of practice that unifies early childhood educators across all states and settings to enrich the lives of children and families.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research