Early Childhood Education Practice

Welcome to the Department of Human Development Family Studies’ Early Childhood Education Practice page. This page contains Information Briefs with descriptions of strategies you can use in classrooms or with families. There are also lists of resources with additional ideas. Plan to come back to this page as more information will be added in the future.

Information Briefs

Literacy Inch By Inch 

  • Gayle Luze, Human Development & Family Studies Department, Iowa State University

Infant & Toddler Emotional Development: Name it, claim it, explain it

  • Christine Lippard, Human Development & Family Studies Department, Iowa State University

Pumpkin Mania: Math & Science 

  • Linda Sheeran, Human Development & Family Sciences Department, Oklahoma State University

Fire Safety for Young Children 

  • Linda Sheeran, Human Development & Family Sciences Department, Oklahoma State University

Supporting Children to Regulate Their Emotions with a Calm Down Kit 

  • Gayle Luze, Human Development & Family Studies Department, Iowa State University

As Safe as Necessary: Becoming Comfortable with Appropriate Risk 

  • Kala Sullivan, Human Development & Family Studies Department, Iowa State University

Nature's Play Supports Children's Creativity 

  • Christine Corr Kiewra, Child, Youth & Family Studies, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Supporting Children in Daily Transitions 

  • Gayle Luze, Human Development & Family Studies Department, Iowa State University