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Explorations I: Knowledge - 5.5 Weeks

Welcome to the Explorations I: Knowledge page!

Explore this page for research, writing, and assignment assistance while completing your coursework.

If you have comments or questions about this page, please contact Suzanne Schriefer, Librarian for the Schools of Education and General Education.

Use the tabs at the top to navigate the content of this page.

Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and Standards in Early Childhood Education

Role of Standards

  • Program Standards
  • Licensing Standards
  • Professional Standards
  • Learning Standards

Locating state child care licensing rules and regulations

  • Child care facilities are licensed and regulated by the state in which they operate.  This FAQ provides tips on how to locate your state childcare regulations.

Need help with your assignments?

Take advantage of the resources and services available to you!  Consider:

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Learning


Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Selection from the Online Library

Child Development: Selections from the Online Library

APA Quick Start Tool Kit

New to the APA Citation Style?  Follow these steps to begin learning the basics:

1. Watch the APA Quick Start Video.

2. Download a copy of the APA Paper Template and watch this video to learn how to use it for all of your APA assignments.

3. View the APA Sample Paper to see an example of an APA paper; be sure to read the helpful tips in the colored boxes.

4. Navigate to the APA Guide and bookmark it for easy reference. This guide contains information about:

Need more help? Make an appointment with an APA tutor.

Play within Our Everyday Routines and Activities

Importance of Play: Selections from the Online Library

Transitions: Selection from the Online Library

Whole Child: Selections from the Online Library

Nurturing Positive Relationships, Interactions, and Environments

Positive Relationships, Interactions, Environments: Selections from the Online Library

Journal Articles

Engaging in Positive, Professional Communications

Communicating with Parents: Selections from the Online Library

Need help with your assignment?

View the Newsletter and Brochure page in the Writing Guide.

Diversity and Cultural Appropriateness in Early Childhood Education

Diversity and Inclusion: Selections from the Online Library

Reflective Practice

View the video below for an introduction to "reflective practice" in education.

Getting Started with the APA Citation Style

Watch this video for a quick overview of the APA citation style.

Writing Resources

Believe in yourself--You can do this!

Taking a course on the Blackboard platform may be a new experience for you.  If you are wondering how to acclimate to the online platform as smoothly as possible, you've come to the right place!

Click here for help with navigating your online courses: Online course navigation