Video Library – Topic: Development

Adoption

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An Overview of Developmental Considerations for the Internationally Adopted Child

Webinar reviews the history of international adoption, information on rates and statistics regarding international adaption today, what the adoption process is like from both the parent and child's perspective, the transition to home for both the parent and child, and medical comorbidities and developmental challenges.

Early Intervention Training Program. [EITP Illinois]. (2016, March 25). International Adoption: An Overview of Developmental Considerations [Webinar]. YouTube. 1:06:35 1.3 F1

Assistive Technology

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Communication Assistive Technology for Early Intervention

Brief review of development of communication, then detailed discussion regarding strategies and communication assistive technology to support speech and communication.

Utah Assistive Technology Program. (2012, February 6). Communication Assistive Technology for Early Intervention [Video]. YouTube. 52:02 6.6 INS4

Brain Development

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In Brief: The Science of Neglect

Reviews the need for young children to have responsive interactions with adults, the impact unresponsive care has on activation of stress hormones, and the consequences of neglect on the developing brain.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University & National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2013). InBrief: The Science of Neglect [Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:57 1.3 n/a
Nurturing Your Child's Early Brain Development

Chaya Kulkarni, Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion at the Hospital for Sick Children discusses the importance of responsive, nurturing parental interactions with children during the first three years of life to support healthy brain development.

tvoparents. (2012, August 30). Nurturing Your Child's Early Brain Development [Video]. YouTube. 11:06 1.2 n/a
Brain Matters documentary - Early Childhood Development

Describes that the experiences children are exposed to determine their chances for future success. Everyday situations such as play, relationships, language and nutrition are examined with a fresh scientific approach, aiming at a set of brain boosting skills and activities that can provide every child with the opportunity to thrive.

Brain Matters. (2020, January 28). Brain Matters Documentary - Early Childhood Development [Video]. Youtube. 59:51 1.3 n/a
Building Babies’ Brains Through Play: Mini Parenting Master Class

In this Mini Parenting Master Class from UNICEF, Center on the Developing Child Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., explains the importance of serve and return interactions like play—and how parents can use interactions with their child to facilitate brain development.

UNICEF. (2019). Building Babies' Brains Through Play: Mini Parenting Master Class[Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:26 1.3 F5
Brain Building Basics

Look, follow, chat, take turns, and stretch are explained and demonstrated in the everyday moments of being a parent.

Vroom. (2015, March 10). Brain Building Basics [Video]. YouTube. 3:02 1.3 F5

Development and Learning

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Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Session 5: Developing Family-Service Provider Collaboration

Specific examples of what family-service provider collaboration can look like and what families view as important in building those collaborative relationships so that they can be informed decision-makers for their child and themselves.

Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program. (2007). Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Session 5: Developing Family-Service Provider Collaboration [Video]. Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 15:09 1.3 INS13

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Nice Catch!

A preschooler builds physical skills and persistence as she plays ball with her dad.

Zero to Three & Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College. (2015). Nice Catch! [Video]. Zero to Three. 1:14 6.5 INS7
Nature-Based Learning and Development for Teachers

Playing in nature is fun for children. In this video, learn how to use the natural world as a learning environment to improve outcomes for young children. Explore how teachers can use nature in their daily routines to enhance children’s development.

NCQTL Media Team. (Producer). (n.d.). Nature-Based Learning and Development for Teachers [Video]. National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. 5:19 6.3 INS2

Disability Specific

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Lincoln's Story - Early Signs of Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy or Pediatric Stroke

Illustrates the journey leading up to a Lincoln's diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

CHASA - Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. (2012 December 6). Lincoln's Story - Early Signs of Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy or Pediatric Stroke [Video]. YouTube. 4:58 1.4 n/a
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Early Childhood

Presented are the statistics of mothers that drink during pregnancy, how the fetus metabolizes alcohol, diagnosis criteria, an adoptive parent's perspective, and how alcohol exposure can affect development.

Early Intervention Training Program. [EITP Illinois]. (2016, March 14) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Early Childhood [Webinar]. YouTube. 1:16:41

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Newborn Hearing Testing Screening (OAE and ABR)

Shows how hearing screening is performed in newborn babies. The two main types of hearing testing, auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions, is shown.

Faquier ENT. (2012, February 15). Newborn Hearing Testing Screening (OAE and ABR) [Video]. YouTube. 3:50 1.4 A8
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) 10 Things You Did Not Know

Malcom Lawson, a father with a child with Fragile X Syndrome, shares information about his son's genetic disorder.

FRAXA Research Syndrome. (2018, September 12). Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) 10 Things You Did Not Know [Video]. YouTube. 4:18 1.4 n/a
How Often Does Cerebral Palsy Occur?

Describes the definition of cerebral palsy, the causes, and the types.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. (2016). How Often Does Cerebral Palsy Occur? [Video]. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. 5:19 1.4 n/a
Early Signs of Autism Video Tutorial | Kennedy Krieger Institute

Tutorial of early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Three pairs of videos of one-year-olds are shared. Each video pair includes a child meeting milestones and a child that is showing early signs for ASD. Three developmental features indicative of ASD are focused on - seeing social opportunity through play, effective communication and sharing enjoyment and making social connections.

Landa, R. (Creator). (2013). Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders into Focus [Video]. Kennedy Krieger Institute. 9:02 1.4 A8
2017 National Ambassador: Ismael Torres-Castrodad

Ismael Torres-Castrodad of San Juan, Puerto Rico was born five weeks premature. Ismael’s story emphasizes the serious and complex problem of late preterm birth, (between 34-36 weeks of pregnancy). His story will resonate with millions of families because more than 70 percent of all preterm babies are born in this late preterm time frame.

March of Dimes. (2017). 2017 National Ambassador: Ismael Torres-Castrodad [Video]. March of Dimes. 5:20 1.4 n/a
What is Spina Bifida?

Describes rate of incidence, when and how Spina Bifida develops in a fetus and prevention.

Michigan Medicine. (2012, May 4). What is Spina Bifida? [Video]. YouTube. 3:13 1.4 n/a
Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele, Meningocele, Occulta) – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The causes, symptoms, types of, and treatment for spina bifida are discussed.

Osmosis. (2016, October 12). Spina Bifida (Myelomeingocele, Meningocele, Occulta)- Causes, Symptoms, Treatment) [Video]. YouTube. 6:31 1.4 n/a
Recognizing Early Motor Delays as Early as Four and Six Months of Age

Learn why Tummy Time is important for baby and how to detect signs of an early motor delay at four and six months of age.

Pathways. [Pathways.org]. (2016 February 18). Recognizing Early Motor Delays as Early as Four and Six Months of Age[Video]. YouTube. 30:34 1.4 n/a
Micro Preemie to 4 Years Old - 23 Week Baby Survival Story Update

The story of James's journey from birth at 23 weeks gestation, his 4.5 month NICU stay, and his progression at age 4.

Pursuing Family. (2020 March 28). Micro Preemie to 4 Years Old- 23 Week Baby Survival Story Update[Video]. YouTube. 11:46 1.4 n/a
Stolen Childhood (2019)

What happens when familiar signs of mental illness- rapid-onset OCD, tics, generalized anxiety, hyperactivity - are misdiagnosed? This is the unfortunate reality for children living with the auto-immune disease known as PANDAS.

Stolen Childhood. (2020, March 25). Stolen Childhood (2019) [Video]. YouTube. 52:13 1.4 n/a
Explaining Cleft Lip and Palate

This video explains what cleft lip and palate are, causes, types, treatment, and any potential impacts on development.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (n.d.). Explaining Cleft Lip and Palate [Video]. 4:17 1.4 A8
Eva's first year of life. Our Down Syndrome Journey

Illustrates the first year of Eva's life from her birth day, to surgery day to the celebration of her first year of life.

This Extra Gift. (2019 February 11). Eva's first year of life. Our Down Syndrome Journey[Video]. YouTube. 18:08 1.4 n/a
A typical day in the life of our 2 year old daughter with Down Syndrome

Illustrates a typical day in Eva's life from waking up in the morning until bed at night.

This Extra Gift. (2020 February 1). A typical day in the life of our 2 year old daughter with Down Syndrome[Video]. YouTube. 11:53 1.4 n/a
Extraordinary Gifts, Unique Challenges Video

Describes Williams Syndrome and showcases individuals, both children and adults.

Williams Syndrome Association. (n.d.). Extraordinary Gifts, Unique Challenges Video [Video]. Williams Syndrome Association. 9:28 1.4 n/a
Moments in Time: Coralie's First Year Video

Documentation of Coralie first few months of life and diagnosis of Williams Syndrome.

Williams Syndrome Association. (2015). Moments in Time: Coralie First Year Video [Video]. Williams Syndrome Association. 5:17 1.4 n/a
My Daughter Trying to Walk with Cerebral Palsy

Video 1 of 2. Abby, a three-year-old with has cerebral palsy, practices walking, while her dad encourages her independence and persistence. The video illustrates her exceptional pattern of walking but also aspects of her development that are following a normative pattern.

wwjoshdew. (2011, January 9). My Daughter Trying to Walk with Cerebral Palsy [Video]. YouTube. 3:28 1.3 n/a
Microcephaly and Developmental Implications in the Birth-3 period

Webinar defines microcephaly, reviews primary and secondary classifications of microcephaly, neurological conditions associated with microcephaly, and diagnosis.

EITP Illinois. (2017, July 17). Microcephaly and Developmental Implications in the Birth-3 period [Webinar]. YouTube. 1:27:20 1.4 n/a
Move to Include: Autism in Young Children

Behavioral Analyst, Jennifer Rymanowski describes the autism spectrum disorder and how each case of autism spectrum disorder is for each person.

Move to Include. (n.d.). Move to Include: Autism in Young Children [Video]. PBS Learning Media. 3:30 1.4 n/a
RETT: There is Hope (Full Movie)

The story behind Rett Syndrome is complicated. It involves a devastating genetic affliction that starts with young girls and includes incredible family dynamics, groundbreaking treatment, care and science. The film focuses on Rett families, the optimism surrounding treatments and forward thinking scientific breakthroughs and the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT).

Rett Syndrome Research Trust. (2015 October 1). RETT: There is Hope (Full Movie)[Video]. YouTube. 51:44 1.4 n/a
Cerebral Palsy: Overview and Diagnosis

Parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, professionals explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, the effects on children and some of the causes of cerebral palsy.

Raising Children Network (Australia). (2018). Cerebral Palsy: Overview and Diagnosis [Video]. Raising Children Network (Australia). 6:45 1.4 n/a
Early Motor Delays: How to Make 0-3 Count for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Webinar describes early motor delays and cerebral palsy; the impact of early identification and diagnosis; and importance of considering the family context for recommendations. Two parents of children with cerebral palsy share their experience, knowledge, and perspective on balancing targeted interventions with a holistic approach to raising a child with cerebral palsy.

Early Intervention Training Program Illinois. [EITP Illinois]. (2016, March 21). Early Motor Delays: How to Make 0-3 Count for Children with Cerebral Palsy. YouTube. 1:15:28

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Torticollis: The Importance of Tummy Time

Illustrates Jonathan’s journey through pediatric physical therapy to help improve his positional torticollis. Signs such as a head tilt, not reaching his 3 month milestone of lifting his head up, and loose tone led to the early detection of positional torticollis in Jonathon. After physical therapy sessions and therapy done at home his posture, motor development and balance improved.

Pathways.org. (2011). Torticollis: The Importance of Tummy Time [Video]. Pathways.org. 4:23 1.3 A8
Child Grows Up Blind - The Planson Family - Our Special Life - Episode 2

A child, born blind, participates in a variety of experiences. Her mom discusses the family's approach to raising a child with a disability - highlighting that her daughter is a child first, the importance of not placing limits, and remembering to have fun and enjoy one another.

CafeMom Studios. (2012, April 12). Child Grows Up Blind- The Planson Family- Our Special Life- Part 2 [Video]. YouTube. 5:50 1.2 F5
Through Your Child’s Eyes: American Sign Language

Parents and professionals discuss their use of American Sign Language with children beginning in infancy and the benefits of this alternative communication system.

ThroughChildsEyes. (2011, February 5). Through Your Child's Eyes: American Sign Language [Video]. YouTube. 13:16 1.4 INS2
Module 2: Screening for Autism

Mothers and a father of children with autism share their experiences of finding out their children were diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Learn the Signs, Act Early. (n.d.). Module 2: Screening for Autism [Video]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 5:44 1.2 A8

Early Learning and Development

Title/Description Suggested Citation Video Length EI/ECSE Standards DEC Recommended Practices
Developmental Milestones: Baby Talk from First Sounds to First Words

Stages of speech and communication development during the first year of life are explained. The developmental progression is highlighted as the child interacts with parents and siblings.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (2015, April 15). Developmental Milestones: Baby Talk from First Sounds to First Words [Video]. YouTube. 5:35 1.2 n/a
Button Batteries: Damaging if Swallowed, Put in Ears or Nose

Each year, more than 3,000 button battery ingestions are reported in the US. Button batteries are the small round batteries found in small electronics. Kris R. Jatana, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University & Nationwide Children's Hospital, explains the signs and symptoms of button battery ingestion—including when one is lodged in the ear canal or nose.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. (2017). Button Batteries: Damaging if Swallowed, Put in Ears or Nose [Video]. HealthyChildren.org. 5:59 1.4 n/a
Could My Child Have A Hearing Problem?

Carlton J. Zdanski, MD, FAAP, FACS, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Surgical Director at the North Carolina Children's Airway Center, describes the process for evaluation and treatment for hearing loss in infants and children.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. (n.d.). Could My Child Have A Hearing Problem? [Video]. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. 5:51 1.4 n/a
Infantile Spasms

Example of what infantile spasms may look like in an infant.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. (2012). Infantile Spasms [Video]. HealthyChildren.org 1:14 1.4 n/a
No Alcohol During Pregnancy is the Safest Choice

An estimated 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which can result in birth defects, intellectual or learning disabilities, behavior problems and trouble learning life skills.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. (2018). No Alcohol During Pregnancy is the Safest Choice [Video]. HealthyChildren.org. 0:31 1.4 n/a
Tongue-tie in Infants and Young Children

Up to 10% of the population has some form of tongue-tie (ankyloglossia, tight frenulum). Anna K. Meyer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of California in San Francisco, explains why it is important to talk with your doctor if your child's feeding, speech development, or oral health are compromised due to tongue-tie.

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. (2017). Tongue-tie in Infants and Young Children [Video]. HealthyChildren.org. 4:16 1.4 n/a
Before Their First Words: Video Gallery

General scientific findings about infant communication during the first year of life.

Before Their First Words [Video gallery]. (2015). Pompeu Fabra University & Barcelona University. varies 1.2 n/a
Erik Erikson and Lifespan Development

In an interview, Erik Erikson explains his theory of psychosocial development highlighting his stages of development.

Branson, J.S. [Dr. J. Scott Branson]. (2017, August 20). Erik Erikson and Lifespan Development [Video]. YouTube. 6:00 1.1 n/a
Child Development Core Story, Part 1: Brain Architecture

Experts in the field relate the importance of building a strong foundation of brain architecture to future learning.

Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. (2012). Child Development Care Story, Part 1: Brain Architecture [Video]. Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. 5:48 1.2 n/a
InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

Describes the importance of executive functioning (inhibitory control, working memory, and mental flexibility) and how it develops in the early years.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University, National Scientific Council on the Developing Child & National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Program. (2012). InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning[Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:35 1.2 n/a
InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Dr. Jack Shonkoff explains the interplay between experience and brain development.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. (2007). InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development [Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 3:57 1.2 n/a
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction (Davidson Films, Inc.)

This video introduces the life, vocabulary, and concepts of Lev Vygotsky. It illustrates four basic concepts integral to his work: children construct knowledge, learning can lead development, development cannot be separated from its social context, and language plays a central role in cognitive development. Elena Bodrova brings an easy familiarity to these concepts. Deborah Leong's commentary and the classroom examples enable the viewer to incorporate these concepts into their understanding of child development.

Davidson Films, Inc. (2010, June 21). 2 Year Old Girl with Down Syndrome: The McClintic Family - Our Special Life-Episode 3[Video]. YouTube. 4:01 1.1 n/a
The Ecological Model of Child Learning and Development

Brief explanation of Uri Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory.

Department of Education and Training, Victoria. (2016, July 18). The Ecological Model of Child Learning and Development [Video]. YouTube. 2:40 1.1 n/a
Facilitating Motor Skill Development in Infants and Toddlers

Webinar reviews the importance of supporting families to address motor skill development; common myths about motor skill development; motor challenges experienced by young children; and strategies for facilitating motor developments using DEC Recommended Practices and the National Association for Sport Physical Education for children, birth-5 year olds.

Early Intervention Training Program. [EITP Illinois]. (2016, February 8). Facilitating Motor Skill Development in Infants and Toddlers[Webinar]. YouTube. 1:18:03

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Samantha and Sara Building Towers and Castles

Preschoolers Sara and Samantha demonstrate a variety of imaginative, fine motor, gross motor, communication, and social-emotional skills in the block area.

Edelman, L. & Delumpa, M. (Producers). (2014). Samantha and Sara Building Towers and Castles [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 6:45 1.2 n/a
Samantha on the Playground

Preschooler Samantha demonstrates a variety of gross motor skills on the playground.

Edelman, L. & Delumpa, M. (Producers). (2014). Samantha on the Playground [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 1:46 1.2 n/a
Child Outcomes Step-by-Step

A set of three child outcomes adopted by the U.S. Department of Education are described. These outcomes address three areas of child functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in the community, and in other places like a childcare program or preschool. Measuring progress on the outcomes helps states meet federal reporting requirements for children with disabilities.

Edelman, L. (2011). Child Outcomes Step-by-Step[Video]. Desired Results Access Project. 8:44 1.4 INS4
Joy and Johna Working on a Puzzle

Preschoolers Joy and Johna demonstrate a rich variety of fine motor, communication, social-emotional, play, and problem-solving skills when work on a puzzle together.

Edelman, L. (Producer). (2014). Joy and Johna Working on a Puzzle [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 6:04 1.2 n/a
Gabby and Nicholas

Toddlers Gabby and Nicholas demonstrate a variety of cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills as they engage with objects and with one another.

Edelman, L. (Producer). (2015). Gabby and Nicholas [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 2:20 1.2 n/a
Gabby

Gabby, a toddler, demonstrates a variety of motor skills.

Edelman, L. (Producer). (2015). Gabby [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 1:38 1.2 n/a
Lilly

Lilly, just learning to crawl, demonstrates fine motor, gross motor, and communication skills as she interacts with toys, peers, and a caregiver.

Edelman, L. (Producer). (2015). Lilly [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 3:18 1.2 n/a
Motor Behavior in Infants and Toddlers: A Developmental Systems Perspective

Webinar discusses theories that explain the learning and development of infant motor behavior; how emerging motor behaviors bring opportunities for learning and more moving and doing; the interaction between the infant and their physical, social and temporal environments; and research on the development of postural control and locomotion in infants.

EITP Illinois. (2018, February 3). Motor Behavior in Infants and Toddlers: A Developmental Systems Perspective [Webinar]. YouTube. 1:19:07

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Vygotsky vs Piaget

“Vygotsky and Piaget” discuss some of the major differences in their theories of development.

Esquenopuedo Contigo. (2016, January 15). Vygotsky vs Piaget [Video]. YouTube. 1:58 1.1 n/a
The Secret Life of the Brain (1 of 5) The Baby's Brain (2002)

Experts describe the fascinating development of a baby's brain in the first year of life.

George Kalarritis, Clinical Psychologist. (2016, December 29). The Secret Life of the Brain (1 to 5) The Baby's Brain [Video]. YouTube. 54:28 1.2 n/a
The Secret Life of the Brain (2 of 5) The Child's Brain (2002)

Experts describe the fascinating development of a child's brain until adolescence.

George Kalarritis, Clinical Psychologist. (2016, December 29). The Secret Life of the Brain (2 to 5) The Childs Brain [Video]. YouTube. 53:57 1.2 n/a
Urie Bronfenbrenner Ecological Theory

Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory is reviewed in the context of child development. Environmental and societal influences impacting child development are explained.

Jankie695Corolla. (2014, March 12). Urie Brofenbrenner Ecological Theory [Video]. YouTube. 6:02 1.1 n/a
Piaget on Piaget, Part 1

Part 1 of a documentary about Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology. Jean Piaget explains his theory. Filmed in Switzerland, 1977.

JM Hertez. (2010, October 4). Piaget on Piaget, Part 1 [Video]. YouTube. 12:25 1.1 n/a
Piaget on Piaget, Part 2

Part 2 of a documentary about Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology. It shows some of the classic experiments (in abbreviated form) about seriation with children. Filmed in Switzerland, 1977.

JM Hertez. (2010, October 4). Piaget on Piaget, Part 2 [Video]. YouTube. 13:04 1.1 n/a
Piaget on Piaget, Part 3

Part 3 of a documentary about Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology. It shows some of the classic experiments (in abbreviated form) about conservation of volume and drawing with children. Filmed in Switzerland, 1977.

JM Hertez. (2010, October 4). Piaget on Piaget, Part 3 [Video]. YouTube. 11:29 1.1 n/a
The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

Kuhl, P. (2010, October). [TEDxRainier]. Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies [Video file]. 10:00 1.2 n/a
Safe Infant Sleep for Grandparents and Other Trusted Caregivers

A mother-to-be explains to her mother the changes that now exist for safe sleep including back sleeping and no blankets, bumpers, or stuffed animals.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. [NICHDVideos]. (2015, December 8). Safe Infant Sleep for Grandparents and Other Trusted Caregivers[Video]. YouTube. 7:25 1.2 n/a
InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health

Describes why a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. The video summarizes findings from The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood, a report co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 7:13 1.2 L3
Three Core Concepts in Early Development: Video 1: Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Describes the basic architecture of the brain and how it is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). Three Core Conceptions in Early Development: Video 1: Experiences Build Brain Architecture [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 1:56 1.2 n/a
Babies - Crawling - Full Episode - Netflix

From how they grow to how they go, three scientists find out that crawling is much more than just a transitional phase.

Netflix. (2020, April 17). Babies - Crawling - Full Episode - Netflix [Video]. YouTube. 52:11 1.2 n/a
Babies - First Steps - Full Episode - Netflix

Scientists venture into the ways that walking changes a baby's world and unveil findings on neonatal reflexes, skeletal development and talking.

Netflix. (2020, April 17). Babies - First Steps - Full Episode - Netflix [Video]. YouTube. 49:10 1.2 n/a
Babies - First Words - Full Episode - Netflix

Experts examine the rhythm and flow of language and explore how babies break down linguistic beats before they know how to speak

Netflix. (2020, April 17). Babies - First Words - Full Episode - Netflix [Video]. YouTube. 50:41 1.2 n/a
Babies - Sleep - Full Episode - Netflix

Researchers delve into sleep, a dynamic time for babies, with studies on twitching, apps and naps.

Netflix. (2020, April 17). Babies - Sleep - Full Episode - Netflix [Video]. YouTube. 48:45 1.2 n/a
Eight Stages of Development by Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson was a German American psychologist who became known for his theory of psychosocial development. This video discusses with examples the eight stages of his theory.

Sprouts Schools. [Sprouts]. (2017, April 23). Eight Stages of Development by Erik Erikson. YouTube. 5:19 1.1 n/a
Kohlberg's 6 Stages of Moral Development

Lawrence Kohlberg's theory claims that our development of moral reasoning happens in six stages: 1. Obedience and Punishment, 2. Self-interest 3. Interpersonal Accord and Conformity 4. Authority and maintaining social order, 5. Social Contract, 6. Universal Ethical principles. With examples, these stages are explained.

Sprouts. (2019, November 29). Kohlberg's 6 Stages of Moral Development [Video]. YouTube. 6:45 1.1 n/a
Vygotsky’s Theory of Cognitive Development: How Relationships Increase Learning

Vygotsky’s Theory of Social Development argues that community and language play a central part in learning. Vygotsky believed that children develop independently of specific stages because of social interactions. This video discusses and provides examples of social relationships impact development.

Sprouts. (2020, February 28). Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development: How Relationships Increase Learning[Video]. YouTube. 5:08 1.1 n/a
Mix - Baby Human To Talk 5 Imitation

Dr. Meltzoff conducts experiments around the role of imitation in the development of communication. The give and take that occurs during the development of communication is reviewed.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, August 17). Baby Human To Talk 5 Imitation [Video]. YouTube. 8:06 1.2 n/a
Mix - Baby Human To Talk Gestures

Feelings, intentions, and desires can be conveyed through a gesture. Pointing, an important gesture, represents a large cognitive leap for babies. Dr. Amanda Woodward conducts experiments around pointing.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, August 17). Baby Human To Talk Gestures [Video]. YouTube. 6:51 1.2 n/a
Mix - Baby Human To Talk Language

Reviews the sensitive period associated with an infant's ability to discriminate sounds from different languages.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, August 17). Baby Human To Talk Language[Video]. YouTube. 9:49 1.2 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: Temperament

Temperament is defined and its biological base emphasized. The key characteristics of temperament: emotional intensity, sensory reactivity, activity level, adaptability, persistence are discussed. In addition, the impact of temperament on children’s behavior is highlighted.

Zero to Three. (2013). Magic of Everyday Moments: Temperament [Video]. Zero to Three. 4:37 1.3 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: From Feelings to Friendships: Nurturing Healthy Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years

Social-emotional developmental milestones from birth to three years are discussed. Experiences that families, early interventionists, and other caregivers facilitate or support to promote social-emotional development are demonstrated and discussed.

Zero to Three. (2015). Magic of Everyday Moments: From Feelings to Friendships: Nurturing Healthy Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years[Video]. Zero to Three. 5:32 1.2 n/a
Role of CDC in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (in ASL)

In American Sign Language, a CDC epidemiologist briefly describes CDC’s role in early hearing detection and intervention. (No audio, but with captioning)

Learn the Signs, Act Early. (2016). Role of CDC in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (in ASL) [Video]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 4:32 1.3 F7
CDC Milestones in Action: Photos and Videos

Milestones in Action is a photo and video library of photos and videos for the ages of 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years. The number of videos for each age range varies with videos depicting developmental skills in the social-emotional, language/communication, cognitive, and motor developmental domains.

CDC Milestones in Action: Photos and Videos [Video & Photos]. (2020). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. varies 1.2 n/a
How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life

Development and use of core capabilities — known as executive function and self-regulation skills — from early childhood into adolescence and adulthood is explored.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. (2017). How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life [Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:32 1.2 n/a
Cameron and Alexis Playing with Blocks

Cameron and Alexis demonstrate a variety of communication, social-emotional, problem-solving, fine-motor, imagination, and play skills in the block area.

Edelman, L. & Yamashita, L. (Producers). (2014). Cameron and Alexis Playing with Blocks [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 4:25 1.2 n/a
Cody on the Playground

Cody, a preschooler with down syndrome, plays on the playground - he uses a riding toy, maneuvers in and out a tires placed on the ground, and pretends to cook in the outside kitchen.

Edelman, L., and Greer, L. (2016). Cody on the Playground [Video]. Desired Results Access Project. 3:57 1.4 n/a
2 Month Old Baby Typical & Atypical Development Side by Side

Using technical language, description of the development of movement is described. A demonstration in a lab, illustrates the muscle activation in a 2 month old baby that is meeting gross motor milestones and a baby that is not meeting milestones. Relevance to functional activities is mentioned, however the demonstration is from a lab.

Pathways. (2018). 2 Month Old Baby Typical and Atypical Development - Side by Side Comparison [Video]. Pathways Foundation. 7:23 1.4 A8
Behaviorism: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner

An educational video about Behaviorism: Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, and B.F. Skinner. This video covers classical and operant conditioning.

Snow, A. [Alana Snow]. (2015, October 13). Behaviorism: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner [Video]. YouTube. 4:57 1.1 n/a
Behaviorism: Part 2

This video discusses behaviorists’ views on operant conditioning, reinforcement types, and reinforcement schedules.

Snow, A. [Alana Snow]. (2015, October 14). Behaviorism: Part 2 [Video]. YouTube. 5:05 1.1 n/a
CDE Baby Human To Talk 1 Sounds

Reviews the infant's communication capacities, that begin before birth. Experiments conducted by Dr. Janet Werker demonstrate the newborns' preference for their native language.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, August 17). CDE Baby Human to Talk 1 Sounds [Video]. YouTube. 7:55 1.2 n/a
Baby Human To Walk Cruising

The development of movement is related to an infant's understanding of the world and his or her emotional life. Karen Adolph, a Developmental Psychologist, studies infant understanding of unsafe situations in her lab.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, July 22). Baby Human - To Walk Cruising [Video]. YouTube. 8:01 1.1 A4
CDE Baby Human to Feel 6 Self Conscious

The development of the self-conscious emotions, which includes embarrassment, shame and pride, is examined within a research lab and related to everyday experiences in learning.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). Baby Human to Feel 6 Self Conscious [Video]. YouTube. 9:53 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human to Feel 4 Responses

Examines children's temperament in relation to their emotional responses and how parenting is heavily influenced by children's temperament.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). Baby Human to Feel 4 Responses [Video]. YouTube. 8:07 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human to Feel 1 Facial Reactions

The newborn's transition to a social being and growing ability to express emotion is reviewed.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). CDE Baby Human to Feel 1 Facial Reactions [Video]. YouTube. 6:05 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human to Feel 2 Stimulation

A baby's ability to understand the emotions of others and the role of temperament in a baby's response to stimulation are reviewed.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). CDE Baby Human to Feel 2 Stimulation [Video]. YouTube. 8:24 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human to Feel 3 Temperament

Examines how young children's temperament determines their response to stimuli and risk. EEG studies examine brain response to stimuli.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). CDE Baby Human to Feel 3 Temperament [Video]. YouTube. 8:47 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human to Feel 5 Coping

Demonstrates the varying responses of individual children as they learn to cope independently with emotions such as frustration and fear.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 11). CDE Baby Human to Feel 5 Coping [Video]. YouTube. 8:55 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human To Relate 3 Gazing

The development of gaze and following the focus of another's attention is examined within a research lab and related to everyday experiences in learning.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 21). Baby Human To Relate 3 Gazing [Video]. YouTube. 9:56 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human To Relate 1 Motion

The understanding of motion and actions is examined in a research lab and related to everyday experiences in learning.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 21). CDE Baby Human to Relate 1 Motion [Video]. YouTube. 6:13 1.2 n/a
CDE Baby Human To Relate 5 Perspective

The ability to understand and relate to the perspective of others is studied within a research lab and related to everyday experiences in learning.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 21). CDE Baby Human to Relate 5 Perspective [Video]. YouTube. 10:32 1.2 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development from Birth

This video discusses the experiences that families and other caregivers can provide that promote brain development during the first three years of life.

Zero to Three. (2013). Magic of Everyday Moments: Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development from Birth[Video]. Zero to Three. 6:00 1.3 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: Busy Bodies: How the Physical Skills Support Learning

Describes the changes in physical development that occur and the importance of active play for problem solving, peer interaction, communication, and emotional regulation. The important role of a nurturing parent is emphasized.

Zero to Three. (2015). Magic of Everyday Moments: Busy Bodies: How the Physical Skills Support Learning[Video]. Zero to Three. 6:22 1.2 n/a
Babies - Love - Full Episode - Netflix

From nature to nurture, this docuseries explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.

Netflix. (2020 April 17). Babies-Love- Full Episode-Netflix [Video]. YouTube. 47:49 1.2 F5
4 Month Old Baby Typical & Atypical Development Side by Side

Using technical language, description of the development of movement is described. A demonstration in a lab, illustrates the muscle activation in a 4 month old baby that is meeting gross motor milestones and a baby that is not meeting milestones. Relevance to functional activities is mentioned, however the demonstration is from a lab.

Pathways. (2018) 4 Month Old Baby Typical and Atypical Development - Side by Side Comparison [Video]. Pathways. 7:01 1.4 A8
6 Month Old Baby Typical & Atypical Development Side by Side

Using technical language, description of the development of movement is described. A demonstration in a lab, illustrates the muscle activation in a 6 month old baby that is meeting gross motor milestones and a baby that is not meeting milestones. Relevance to functional activities is mentioned, however the demonstration is from a lab.

Pathways. (2018) 6 Month Old Baby Typical and Atypical Development - Side by Side Comparison [Video]. Pathways. 7:26 1.4 A8
Baby Human To Talk The Language Explosion

Describes the phenomenon of language learning - sound production, isolated words, and sentence formation.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, August 17). Baby Human - To Talk the Language Explosion [Video]. YouTube. 9:21 1.2 A4
Baby Human To Walk Depth Perception

The development of movement is related to an infant's understanding of the world and his or her emotional life. Self-propelled movement is related to peripheral vision and the understanding of depth perception. Various experiments, including visual cliff experiments, are shown.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, July 22). Baby Human - To Walk Depth Perception [Video]. YouTube. 8:31 1.1 A4
Baby Human - To Walk

The development of movement is related to an infant's understanding of the world and his or her emotional life. Karen Adolph, a Developmental Psychologist, studies how children adapt their walking to changing physical environments.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, July 22). Baby Human - To Walk [Video]. YouTube. 6:37 1.1 A4
Baby Human To Walk Sitting Crawling

The development of movement is related to an infant's understanding of the world and his or her emotional life. Esther Thelen, a Developmental Psychologist, studies sitting and reaching in her lab. Karen Adolph, a Developmental Psychologist, studies infant depth perception in her lab.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, July 22). Baby Human - To Walk Sitting Crawling [Video]. YouTube. 11:17 1.1 A4
Baby Human To Walk Rolling Reaching

The development of movement is related to an infant's understanding of the world and his or her emotional life. Esther Thelen, a Developmental Psychologist, studies reaching from her lab.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, July 22). Baby Human - To Walking Rolling Reaching [Video]. YouTube. 8:08 1.1 A4
Baby Human To Relate Symbolism

The infant's ability to engage in symbolic play, pretend and the interpretation of symbols is examined with a research lab and related to everyday experiences in learning.

Suitt, R. [Robin Suitt]. (2014, September 23). Baby Human - To Relate Symbolism [Video]. YouTube. 11:06 1.2 A4
InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Describes basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development. [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 3:58 1.2 n/a
Cerebral Palsy + Walking = Plenty of Falls

Video 2 of 2. Abby, a three-year-old with has cerebral palsy, practices walking, while her dad encourages her independence and persistence. The video illustrates her exceptional pattern of walking but also aspects of her development that are following a normative pattern.

wwjoshdew. (2011, January 9). Cerebral Palsy + Walking = Plenty of Falls [Video]. YouTube. 2:56 1.3 F4

 

Everyday Learning Opportunities

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Magic of Everyday Moments: Development from 12-24 Months Old: Strong Positive Connections and Interactions Fuel Learning

The development of social, language, and physical skills is related to the interactions and connections children have with the important people in their lives.

Zero to Three. (2014). Magic of Everyday Moments: Development from 12-24 Months Old: Strong Positive Connections and Interactions Fuel Learning[Video]. Zero to Three. 3:54 1.2 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: Driven to Discover: How Thinking Skills Develop Through Everyday Play and Exploration

The development of thinking skills such as cause and effect, spatial relationships, classification, and symbolic thinking are related to everyday experiences that parents provide.

Zero to Three. (2015). Magic of Everyday Moments: Driven to Discover: How Thinking Skills Develop Through Everyday Play and Exploration[Video]. Zero to Three. 4:26 1.2 n/a
Magic of Everyday Moments: Responsive Care: Nurturing a Strong Attachment During Everyday Moments

This video illustrates how parents and caregivers support a child's social emotional development as they interact with them through responsive care. Discusses aspects of social emotional development including: self-regulation, trust, attachment, and empathy.

Zero to Three. (2016). Magic of Everyday Moments: Responsive Care: Nurturing a Strong Attachment During Everyday Moments[Video]. Zero to Three. 5:56 1.2 INT2

Family-Centered Early Intervention

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Genetic Considerations in Young Children with Developmental Delays

Webinar reviews how to identify red flags of genetic disorders during evaluations; current newborn genetic screening and testing technologies; accessing resources for screening and referral for further testing and counseling; strategies for communicating with and supporting families; and coordinating care with specialists.

Early Intervention Training Program. [EITP Illinois]. (2016, March 5). Genetic Considerations in Young Children with Developmental Delays [Webinar]. YouTube. 1:26:25

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Improved Child Outcomes

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InBrief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness

Outlines basic concepts from four decades of program evaluation research which help explain how society can ensure that children have a solid foundation for a productive future by creating and implementing effective early childhood programs and policies.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). InBrief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 4:56 1.2 L3

Inclusion

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Friendship, Inclusion, and Learning

This story is about a friendship that developed between two girls in a preschool classroom. The children’s parents and teacher describe how the friendship helped both girls progress in developing social and academic skills.

Edelman, L. & Yamashita, L. (Producers). (2014). Friendship, Inclusion, and Learning [Video]. Colorado Department of Education. 7:25 1.3 n/a

Infantile Spasms

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Infantile Spasms Are An Emergency: An easily remembered acronym—is STOP

See the signs: Clusters of sudden, repeated, uncontrolled movements like head bobs or body crunching. Take a video: Record the symptoms and talk to your doctor immediately. Obtain diagnosis: Confirm an irregular brain wave pattern with an EEG test. Prioritize treatment: End spasms to minimize developmental delays.

ISWeek.org (2018). Infantile Spasms Are An Emergency: As easily remembered acronym-- is STOP [Video]. Infantile Spasms Action Network. 2:02 1.4 n/a

Interactions

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Connecting with Babies: The Power of Parent/Child Interaction

This video demonstrates how a child responds to the parent's different patterns of interaction and discusses the consequences of these reaction on development.

Zero to Three. (2016, March 7) Connecting with Babies: The Power of Parent/ Child Interaction [Video]. . Zero to Three. 3:07 1.3 F5

Interactions, Intervention and Instruction

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Tune In: Responsiveness Interaction Style

Research tells us that an adult caregiver’s responsive interaction style benefits the early development of babies and young children, including children with disabilities or developmental delays. Three characteristics of a “tuned-in” adult-child interaction style are illustrated.

Embler, D. (Director). (2008). Tune In: Responsiveness Interaction Style [Video]. The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute. 6:42 6.2 n/a
Get in Step with Responsive Teaching

This video illustrates the use of responsive teaching for encouraging children’s early language literacy learning.

Embler, D. (Director). (2008). Get in Step with Responsive Teaching [Video]. Center for Early Literacy Learning. 8:28 1.3 n/a

Lead Levels

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Understanding the Neurocognitive Effects and Developmental Outcomes of Low-Level Lead Toxicity

Webinar reviews how lead exposure occurs and methods of prevention; the developmental implications and long term impact of lead exposure for children; and the role of Early Intervention and strategies to be implemented in improving outcomes for children who have been exposed to lead.

EITP Illinois. (2018, March 20). Understanding the Neurocognitive Effects and Developmental Outcomes of Low-Level Lead Toxicity [Webinar]. YouTube. 56:19 1.3 A8

Play

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Magic of Everyday Moments: The Power of Play: Building Skills and Having Fun

Play is how children learn to communicate, problem solve, test ideas, and get along with others. The importance of adults, including parents, is emphasized.

Zero to Three. (2013). Magic of Everyday Moments: The Power of Play: Building Skills and Having Fun [Video]. Zero to Three. 5:33 1.2 n/a

Presuming Competence

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Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism

With the backdrop of Julia, a muppet with autism from sesame workshop, Laura Anthony, a clinical psychologist describes three strategies to support children with autism.

Patel, S. & Irwin, E. (Producers). (2017). Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids with Autism [Video]. Education Week. 4:18 1.4 INS1

Reading

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Dialogic Reading - Webinar

Dialogic reading is proven to be effective in improving children’s vocabulary and oral language skills. National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Reading Specialist Dr. Becky Goetzinger explains the concept and offers implementation strategies.

National Center for Families Learning, Grand Island Public Schools, Lexington Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. (2020, May 5). SFEC Dialogic Reading [Webinar]. National Center for Families Learning. 37:22 6.1 INS6

Relationships

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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

Illustrates the importance of developing the capacity of adults that have meaningful relationships with children as a mechanism for reducing the impact of adverse factors on growth and development.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. (2013). Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change [Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:18 1.3 F5

Resiliency

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Child Development Core Story, Part 5: Resilience

Children are incredibly resilient – the same rapid brain development that occurs in the first few years of life that make young children particularly vulnerable to maltreatment also make those same children particularly receptive to intervention.

Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. (2012). Child Development Care Story, Part 5: Resilience [Video]. Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. n/a 1.3 n/a
Promoting Resilience in Children, Families, Staff, and You

Webinar reviews how the child's exposure to adversity can change brain architecture and lead to developmental delays. Resources including NCQTL, Head Start Center for Inclusion, and the Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning are reviewed. The impact of stress on teachers and the strategies they can use to support their own resilience are discussed.

Maano-French, V. (2018, April 5). Promoting Resilience in Children, Families, Staff, and You [Webinar]. National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. 48:14 1.3 n/a
InBrief: How Resilience Is Built

Children are not born with resilience, which is produced through the interaction of biological systems and protective factors in the social environment. The active ingredients in building resilience are supportive relationships with parents, coaches, teachers, caregivers, and other adults in the community.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2015). InBrief: How Resilience Is Built [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 2:17 1.2 F5
InBrief: The Science of Resilience

Illustrates the science of resilience, and see how genes and experience interact to produce positive outcomes for children. One way to understand the development of resilience is to picture a balance scale or seesaw. Protective experiences and adaptive skills on one side counterbalance significant adversity on the other.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2015). InBrief: The Science of Resilience [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 2:30 1.2 F5
InBrief: What Is Resilience?

The science of resilience can help us understand why some children do well despite serious adversity. Resilience is a combination of protective factors that enable people to adapt in the face of serious hardship, and is essential to ensuring that children who experience adversity can still become healthy, productive citizens.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2015). InBrief: What Is Resilience? [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 2:23 1.2 n/a
Breaking Through: Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children

Describes how high levels and stress can impact a child's lifelong health and wellbeing; a comprehensive program for children and their families who have experienced trauma and toxic stress; and the importance of screening and addressing trauma and toxic stress.

Office of Head Start. (n.d.). Breaking Through: Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children[Video]. Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 21:28 1.3 A6

Responsive Adult-Child Interactions

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Angel at Lunch

Angel demonstrates a variety of mealtime and self-help skills.

Edelman, L., and Greer, L. (2016). Angel at Lunch [Video]. Desired Results Access Project. 3:32 1.4 n/a

Safe Sleep

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Safe Sleep Recommendations to Protect Against SIDS

A family shares their personal experience of losing a child to SIDS and the importance of following the American Academy of Pediatric Guidelines for safe sleep.

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2016). American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Safe Sleep Recommendations to Protect Against SIDS [Video]. Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition. 2:08 1.3 n/a

Self-Regulation

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Challenging Behaviors

Young children are also developing self-regulation—the ability to calm or regulate themselves when they are upset. Learn more about how to respond to challenging behaviors like crying, aggression, and defiance, and how to support your child’s development of self-control and self-regulation.

Zero to Three. (2015). Challenging Behaviors [Video]. Zero to Three. 4:52 6.4 INT1

Serve and Return

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Child Development Core Story, Part 2: Serve and Return

The serve and return interactions between adults and young children as well as the link between responsive caregiving in the early years and building essential social, emotional, and attention skills necessary for later learning are discussed.

Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. (2012). Child Development Care Story, Part 2: Serve and Return [Video]. Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. 4:53 1.2 n/a
How-to: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

This video breaks down serve and return into 5 simple steps and features adults and young children doing each step together.

Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND) Program. (2019). How-to: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return[Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 6:05 1.2 n/a
Three Core Concepts in Early Development: Video 2: Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

Describes one of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). Three Core Conceptions in Early Development: Video 2: Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 1:42 1.2 n/a

Social Bias

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An Experiment in Catching Social Bias

Illustrates how children learn biases by watching the attitudes, words, mannerisms, and tone of voice of the adults in their lives.

MIND in the Making & Vroom.(n.d.). An Experiment in Catching Social Bias[Video]. Vimeo. 4:49 1.3 n/a

Social Emotional

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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. Early experiences - including children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers - interact with genes to shape the architecture of the developing brain.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University & National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2019). InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health[Video]. Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. 5:04 1.2 n/a
Pyramid Model Overview

The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development. This video provides an overview of the structure and levels of support.

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. (n.d.) Pyramid Model Overview [Video]. National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. 8:58 6.4 INS2
Promoting Social Emotional Competence

Provides a foundation for understanding the Pyramid Model as a framework for promoting young children’s social and emotional development and preventing and addressing challenging behavior.

Pyramid Model. (2018 May 17). Promoting Social Emotional Competence [Video]. YouTube. National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI). 27:40 1.2 n/a
Supporting our Youngest Learners: Trauma, Mental Health Concerns, & Social Emotional Wellness

Describes the impact of COVID-19 and potential impact on children's social emotional wellness. The video provides guidance on pivotal practices that can promote social emotional skill development and how programs can use a trauma -informed care approach.

Pyramid Model. (2021 March 23). Supporting our Youngest Learners: Trauma, Mental Health Concerns, & Social Emotional Wellness [Video]. National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI). YouTube. 9:15 1.2 INT1
Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills

Highlights strategies and approaches that early childhood personnel and families can use to systematically target social emotional supports that build young children’s skills in a variety of areas including making friends, problem solving, asking an adult for help, talking about feelings, and managing their emotions. The strategies rely on a 3-stage approach to supporting young children’s social emotional development by (1) introducing and practicing a skill, (2) building fluency and competency with a skill, and (3) ensuring there is maintenance of a skill. Multiple examples are provided of early childhood personnel demonstrating how to introduce a skill using a variety of tools, practice a skill through planned and unscripted activities, and maintain the skill by recognizing children for using the skill on their own.

Pyramid Model. (2018 May 17). Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills [Video]. YouTube. National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI). 29:03 1.2 INS2

Toxic Stress

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Child Development Core Story, Part 3: Stress

The chemical reaction to three levels of stress; positive, tolerable, and toxic are discussed in relationship to brain functioning. The impact of toxic stress on school performance and long-term health is emphasized.

Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. (2012). Child Development Care Story, Part 3: Stress [Video]. Center for Early Education and Development University of Minnesota. 5:54 1.3 n/a
Stress and Resilience: How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It

Identifies what toxic stress is, how it can affect a parent and what a parent can do—both individually and in connection with his/her community to deal with what they are experiencing.

Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. (2019). Stress and Resilience: How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 3:52 1.3 F7
InBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development

Outlines basic concepts from the research on the biology of stress, which show that major adversity can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive environments for children in the earliest years of life can prevent or reverse these conditions, with lifelong consequences for learning, behavior, and health.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). InBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development. [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 3:53 1.2 n/a
Three Core Concepts in Early Development: Video 3: Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

Describes how without caring adults to buffer children, the unrelenting stress caused by extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, or severe maternal depression can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, with long-term consequences for learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2011). Three Core Conceptions de Early Development: Video 3: Toxic & Stress Derails Healthy Development [Video]. Center for the Developing Child Harvard University. 1:51 1.2 n/a
Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children

Head Start Staff: Reviews the ACES study, importance of reducing the adversity that children are experiencing today, and the correlation between childhood adversity and behavior concerns.

Office of Head Start. (2020). Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children [Video]. Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 7:54 1.3 A6

Trauma

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Reviews how exposure to childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences impacts brain development, the immune system and hormonal systems.

TED. (2015, February 17). How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime [Video]. YouTube. 16:02 1.3 n/a
A Child’s Perspective of a Traumatic Experience

An animated short of a child's perspective of witnessing domestic violence.

Sesame Street in Communities. (2017). A Child's Perspective of a Traumatic Experience [Video]. Sesame Street in Communities. 1:56 1.3 A4

Vision

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Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Session 3: Adults with Disabilities

Creating a Long-Term Vision: Focusing on the perspectives of adults with disabilities, these three videos examine the importance of their experiences and successes in developing a long-term vision for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program. (2007). Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Session 3: Adults with Disabilities [Video]. Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. varies 1.3 F5