Education Resources

New York State's Early Learning Guidelines

Core Body of Knowledge

New York State's Core Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

Child Care Weather Watch

A detailed chart that guides child care providers, teachers, and parents on when it is appropriate weather to spend time outside based on temperature, wind-chill, and heat index.

Redleaf Press

Redleaf Press is a nonprofit publisher that has curriculum, classroom management, and business resources for early childhood professionals.

Harvard Family Research Project

The Harvard Family Research Project helps to shape learning opportunities so that all children and youth can thrive. Take advantage of their complentary learning and education resources.

Association for the Education of Young Children of Western New York (AEYC of WNY)

The local chapter of the national organization, NAEYC. Find resources, help, professional development, and news on their website.

Search Institute 

The Search Institute helps organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. Visit their website for valuabel school-age related education materials and resources.

Extended Ed Notes

A great resource for teachers for after-school and extended learning. Get tips and tricks of the trade on lessons, activities, and ways to keep your school-agers busy.

National Afterschool Association

Connect with other providers and teachers of school-age children with this informative resource. Visit the National AfterSchool Association's website for tips, professional development, and more.


Need some ideas for lessons? Edutopia is a comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing and adoption of what works in K-12 education.

Ooey Gooey

Free handouts, demos, lesson plans, and workshops for child care providers and teachers.


A place to find furniture for child care programs and centers.


Professional early childhood classroom equipment, featuring a lease-to-own program.

Community Playthings

Early childhood play areas and furniture for child care programs and centers.

FREE Fire Safety Kit-U.S. Fire Administration/FEMA/Sesame Street

A free kit including coloring and activity booklets, colorful charts, CD, and educators guide is available for all child care providers.