ECDE 2016: Websites

ECDE 2016 - Health, Safety and Nutrition

Selected Websites

Center on the Developing Child

Focuses on science, innovation & application, and collective change in the area of childhood development.  Resource library included.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Getting young children and their families ready for school and ready for life. From website

INFOhio

Transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio. From website

National Institute for Early Education Research

Improves the learning and development of young children by producing and communicating knowledge that transforms policy and practice. From website

Resilient Educator

Site provides teaching resources and self-care tips for educators.

Zero to Three

Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. From website

Professional Associations

Childhood Education International

Works to give every child access to a quality education.

Council for Exceptional Children

Dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. From website  

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. From website  

National Association for Family Child Care

Support and leverage a nationwide network of providers and partners in expanding and promoting the power of family child care. From website

National Head Start Association

Leader in early childhood education and development. From website

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Information with the 5Ws

Here is a list of Common Questions you should ask when analyzing any source for research purposes.


Who: Check the Author, Publisher, and/or Sponsor

Who produced the information? What are the author’s credentials? Who maintains/owns the website? Does the webpage have an “About” tab or link?

What: Context of the Information

What is the format of the source? Is the source stylistically consistent (font, spacing, etc.)? Are there numerous sponsored advertisements?

When: Currency

When was the webpage last updated? Does the webpage, book, article have a publication or copyright date? Are the links in the webpage current or broken? Is the information current enough for your topic?

Where: Origin of the Information

Where does the information come from? Does the webpage cite or link to its sources? Are those sources from reliable or reputable authors or institutions? Does the book or article have a works cited page or bibliography? Is the information on the webpage verifiable in other sources?

Why: Purpose

Who is the intended audience? What is the purpose of the information? Does the information rely upon facts or opinions? Can you determine a possible bias?


*Based on Tips for Evaluating Information by Kayla Hennis and Penelope Adams Moon.

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