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Early childhood

Top 10 Downloads

Continuous Improvement Ranks High in WestEd's Top 10 Downloads

Visit our top downloads page for free resources designed to help all learners succeed.

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Trauma-Informed Practices in Early Childhood Education: A New WestEd Service

Promote trauma-sensitive programs and services for young children impacted by trauma and toxic stress.

Early childhoodProfessional developmentServices

Julie Nicholson

Julie Nicholson Publishes Findings in Teacher Education Quarterly

Are credential preparation programs changing in response to California's newest grade, transitional kindergarten?

Early childhoodEquity

WestEd Top Ten Bestsellers

English Language Learners Resource Tops WestEd's Best Sellers

Check out this month's top 10 best sellers from WestEd — all focused on helping learners succeed.

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Julie Nicholson

WestEd's Julie Nicholson Publishes Findings in Early Child Development and Care

The study evaluated literature on leadership in early childhood with an eye toward equity and social justice.

Early childhoodEquityResearch and evaluation

AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join WestEd at AERA 2018

WestEd staff will be involved in more than 20 sessions, chairing, presenting, or serving as discussant.

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Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute: Register Today!

Learn how to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers in your programs, communities, and state, as well as adult learning and teaching strategies.

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Infant and caretaker parent together.

Getting It Right for Our Babies, Now in Spanish

Learn about the challenges facing families and infant/toddler teachers through the story of baby Eva.

Early childhoodHealth & safetyResource

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Engaging Culturally Diverse Families in Preschool Education

WestEd staff will present on efforts to nurture parents’ critical role in the education of their preschool children.

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J. Ronald Lally

WestEd's Ron Lally Recognized as a Doyen in Early Care and Education

Lally co-directs WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies and Program for Infant/Toddler Care.

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