The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Early Childhood Resource Centers
This booklet contains a sampling of early childhood resources available
at six statewide Early Childhood Resource Centers funded by the
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Each center has
additional resources and materials particular to their site. Days and hours
of operation vary for each site, so please feel free to call the contact person
for further information.
If you have general questions or concerns regarding the Early Childhood
Resource Centers, please call Terri Heffernan at the Massachusetts Department
of Early Education and Care (617) 988-7815 or send an email to her at Theresa.Heffernan@massmail.state.ma.us.
Early Education and Care
51 Sleeper Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02110
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Early Childhood Resource Center Project Update The Early Childhood Resource Center Project is currently under a state of transition. The contract will now fund public libraries to facilitate the availability and accessibility of early childhood materials. This collaboration with public libraries will create broader access of early childhood resources for parents, schools, and for all EEC initiatives, including the Massachusetts Family Network Program (MFN), the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), Reach Out and Read, Community Partnerships for Children programs (CPCs), Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs), and individual early education and care programs, including informal caregivers and Family Child Care (FCC) systems.
The award process will be finished September 1, 2008. New Centers will need a period of time to enter resources into their catalog system before items will be available for loan. Please visit this site often for updates.
The Haverhill Public Library has been an ECRC for the past 16 years and was awarded a new contract. This site will remain open and resources are currently available for loan.
Here is their contact information:
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5092
Contact: Leslie Todd or Kathy Alexander
www.haverhillpl.org/Departments/childrens/ptindex.htm#ecrc Two awards began July 1, 2008 - Falmouth Public Library and Norfolk Public Library. Two additional awards begin September 1, 2008 – Springfield Public Library and Cambridge Public Library. As soon as resources are cataloged and available for loan, their contact information will be available at this site.
A Sampling of Resources Available
Statewide Early Childhood Resource Centers
1-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
Child Management, Inc., 1995
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk
Future Horizons, Inc., 2004
Access Expressed! Directory New England
A Guide to the Cultural Richness of New England for People with Disabilities, Family and Friends
VSA Arts of Massachusetts, 2003
Access for All
Closing the Book Gap for Children in Early Education
Susan B. Neuman, Donna C. Celano, Albert N. Greco, and Pamela Shue
International Reading Association, 2002
Accreditation Criteria & Procedures of the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1984
Achievement Testing in the Early Grades - The Games Grown-Ups Play
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1990
Achieving Learning Goals Through Play
Teaching Young Children with Special Needs, Second Edition
Anne H. Winderstrom
Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Inc., 2005
Action For Inclusion - How To Improve Schools By Welcoming Children With Special Needs Into Classrooms
O'Brien and Forest with Snow, Pearpoint and Hasbury
Inclusion Press, 1992
An Administrator’s Guide to Preschool Inclusion
Ruth Ashworth Wolery and Samuel L. Odom
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Center, Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion, July 2000
Hope for Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1992
Alerta - A Multicultural, Bilingual Approach To Teaching Young Children
Leslie R. Williams and Yvonne De Gaetano
Addison-Wesley Company, 1985
Alike and Different: Exploring Our Humanity with Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1992
All About the ECERS-R–A detailed guide in words & pictures to be used with the ECERS-R
Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms and Cathy Riley
Pact House Publishing, 2003
Annual Editions - Early Childhood Education 93/94
Albert Whitman and Company, 1978
The Statue of Liberty
Lloyd G. Douglas
Scholastic, Inc., 2003
Scholastic, Inc., 1993
Things That Go!
Think About the Weather
This Is My House
Scholastic, Inc., 1992
Very Hungry Caterpillar - Spanish Version
Philomel Books, 1989
We Are All Alike...We Are All Different
The Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergartners
Scholastic, Inc., 1991
What’s “Drunk”, Mama?
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1977
When I See My Dentist...
Bradbury Press, 1988
When I See My Doctor...
Bradbury Press, 1988
Who Wears Shoes Big Book with
Teacher’s Guide – Who Wears Shoes? – A beginning math book
Newbridge Educational Publishing, 1997
A World of Homes
Kari Jenson Gold
A Curriculum for All Young Children: The EC-SPEED Curriculum Guide
EC-SPEED - Early Childhood Special Education Program Design and Evaluation Guide
EC-SPEED - Annotated Bibliography
The Ohio Department of Education and the Northcentral Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center
Lynn G. Johnson, Constance K. Rogers, Paul A. Johnson and NCO/SERRC (R. Paul McMillan), 1989
Discovering Me & My World
Includes: My Self Teacher's Resource Guide and set of 16 Self Posters; My Family Teacher's Resource Guide and set of 16 Family Posters; My Community Teacher's Resource Guide and set of 16 Community Posters; My Environment Teacher's Resource Guide and set of 16 Environment Posters; Self/Family Card Deck; Community/Environment Card Deck; Discovering Me & My World Song Book and Audio Cassette; Canvas Bag.
American Guidance Service
Mudpies to Magnets – A Preschool Science Curriculum
Robert A. Williams, Robert E. Rockwell, and Elizabeth A. Sherwood
Gryphon House, 1987
Put Reading First
The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
Kindergarten through Grade 3
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) and the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), 2001
Start with the Arts – promoting the creative power in people with disabilities
VSA Arts Early Educational Program
Talking About Touching Curriculum
Includes: Video - Identifying, Reporting and Handling Disclosure of the Sexually Abused Child and Pamphlet - Identifying, Reporting and Handling Disclosure of the Sexually Abused Child
Committee for Children
Community Helpers/Career Day Curriculum Kit:
All About Things People Do; Artist/Artista (Spanish version); Astronaut/Astronauta (Spanish version); Career Day; A Day with Firefighters; A Day with Police Officers; A Day with Paramedics; I Want To Be A Doctor; I Want To Be A Doctor/Quiero Ser Doctor (Spanish version); I Want To Be A Firefighter; I Want To Be A Nurse/Quiero Ser Enfermero (Spanish version); I Want To Be A Police Officer; I Want To Be A Police Officer/Quiero Ser Policia (Spanish version); I Want To Be A Teacher; I Want To Be A Teacher/Quiero Ser Maestro (Spanish version); I Want To Be A Truck Driver; I Want To Be A Vet; My Fire Engine; What Will I Be?
Classroom Cooking Kit:
The Cooking Book – Fostering young children’s learning and delight; Ekco large cookie pan; Mirro 12 cup muffin pan; Ekco oblong cake pan; Ekco pie pan; Ekco round cake pan; Ekco large loaf pan; 3 piece Ekco funnels; Sterilite UltraSeal 2 Qt. beverage container; 4 plastic cookie cutters – star, heart, boy, girl; Ekco mini rolling pin; Ekco 2 piece scraper set; Ekco turner; Wilton comfort grip 8” straight spatula; Ekco balloon whisk; Ekco angled tongs 7 7/8”; Ekco ladle; Ekco measuring spoons; Ekco can & bottle opener; Ekco stainless steel peeler; Ekco grater; Baker’s Secret deluxe egg beater; Ekco spoon; Ekco slotted spoon; Ekco measuring cup; Ekco measuring cup set; Sci Cuisine Internationale all purpose shaker x 2; Sterilite strainer; large stainless mixing bowl; small stainless mixing bowl; Ekco cutting board; Mirro 2 qt. covered saucepan; Mirro 3 qt. covered saucepan
Science Curriculum Kit:
All the Colors of the Rainbow; Balance and Motion Big Book with Teacher’s Guide; Busy, Buzzy Bees; Everyday Discoveries – Amazingly Easy Science and Math Using Stuff You Already Have; Friendly Dolphins; Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too; The Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6 – More Than 600 Science Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers; Giant Pandas: Gifts from China; Horses, Horses, Horses; The Human Body Big Book with Teacher’s Guide; Life in a Pond; Monkeys Are a Lot Like Us; Our Body (write on, wipe off books) x5 copies; Our Body Poster; Our Skeleton (write on, wipe off books) x5 copies; Our Skeleton Poster; Science Play – Beginning Discoveries for 2-to-6 year olds; See, Hear, Touch, Taste, Smell Big Book with Teacher’s Guide; ShapeShifters (6) with Activity Guide; Sound Big Book with Teacher’s Guide; Spiders Are Not Insects; The Sun’s Family of Planets; What Will the Weather Be Like Today?