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Approaches to Learning


The At-A-Glance documents outline domain-specific skills and behaviors of children as well as ways that adults can support learning and development. The one-page documents were developed for use with parents, educators, or community partners.


How to Support Children’s Approaches to Learning? Play with Them!
An article for parents that emphasizes the important role of play in developing approaches to learning skills in toddlers and preschoolers.
Approaches to Learning: Kindergarten to Grade 3 Guide (New Jersey DOE)
This Guide defines approaches to learning, describes why approaches to learning competencies are so important for K-3 children and provides grade-by-grade examples of how children demonstrate and adults can support these skills.

Harvard's Center on the Developing Child

Mind in the Making
The Mind in the Making (MITM) site identifies and provides resources to support seven essential life skills: focus and self-control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, and self-directed engaged learners.
Self-Regulation Snapshots
The snapshots offer key concepts, skills, and interventions to promote self-regulation at 6 development phases (infants/toddlers, preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and young adult)

For more information on this topic contact Mindi Helmandollar-Armatas

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