Environments Staff Training Aids facilitate
  successful early childhood professional development. These publications are carefully researched to exemplify current knowledge about best practice.  
 
   

Environments Staff Training Aids cover a variety of subjects to address basic skills as well as specific concerns of caregivers and educators. Directors, Supervisors, and other Early Childhood Administrators will find these aids appropriate, relevant, and simple to reproduce and use in staff training sessions. These aids provide many practical suggestions for program enhancement while encouraging and modeling lifelong learning.

Environments Staff Training Aids are available as free PDF files.

       
   

Environments Staff Training Aids are organized into five categories. Click on a link below to go to a category.
Health & Safety Guidelines
Nurturing Infants & Toddlers
Interacting with Children
Daily Routines
Developmentally Appropriate Learning

 
 
Health & Safety Guidelines
Cleaning & Disinfecting the Early Childhood Facility PDF 40.0k
Health Checklist PDF 36.0k
Safety Checklist PDF 43.0k
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Nurturing Infants & Toddlers
Born to Learn!
Ages and Stages of Infant & Toddler Development
PDF 152k

YOU Are the Infant & Toddler Environment

PDF 80.0k
The Physical Environment for Infants & Toddlers PDF 44.0k
Physical Environment Checklist for Infants & Toddlers PDF 62.0k
Feeding-Time Experiences for Infants & Toddlers PDF 84.0k
Reading to Infants & Toddlers PDF 40.0k
Choosing Books for Babies PDF 36.0k
Choosing Books for Toddlers PDF 36.0k
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Interacting with Children
Open-Ended Questions PDF 40.0k
Following the Lead of the Child PDF 44.0k
Scaffolding PDF 36.0k
Reading to Infants & Toddlers PDF 40.0k
Reading to Preschoolers PDF 40.0k
Choosing Books for Babies PDF 36.0k
Choosing Books for Toddlers PDF 36.0k
Choosing Books for 3 & 4-Year-Olds PDF 40.0k
Choosing Books for 5 & 6-Year-Olds PDF 40.0k
Choosing Books for 7 & 8-Year-Olds PDF 40.0k
Values & Caring PDF 40.0k
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Daily Routines
Schedules for Infant & Toddler Programs PDF 42.7k
Schedules for Preschool & Kindergarten PDF 46.7k
Transitions PDF 48.5k
Greetings & Departures PDF 44.0k
Family Style Dining PDF 108k
Rest & Nap Times PDF 52.0k
Hand Washing PDF 39.0k
Diapering PDF 40.0k
Tooth Brushing PDF 68.1k
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Developmentally Appropriate Learning
Best Practices PDF 38.0k
The Importance of Play PDF 40.0k
The Housekeeping Center PDF 40.0k
Pretend Play PDF 39.0k
The Block Center PDF 41.0k
Table Toys PDF 40.0k
The Art Center PDF 39.0k
Sand & Water Play PDF 41.0k
Music & Movement Activities PDF 41.0k
Learning on the Playground PDF 39.0k
Readiness PDF 40.0k
Developmental Milestones PDF 124k
Classroom Labeling PDF 199k
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