An Early Learning Glossary With Over 170 Helpful Entries

Early Learning Glossary

In our growing early learning glossary you’ll find information about early learning terms, phrases, websites, and people.

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The International School Grounds Alliance

The International School Grounds Alliance
As a global network of organizations, the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA) works to enrich children's learning and play by improving the ways school grounds are designed and utilized ...
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/ I, organization, outdoors play

International Toy Library Association

International Toy Library Association
The International Toy Library Association, "actively promotes play, playful interaction and playthings that are essential to optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development in toy libraries." ...
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/ I, organization

Gray Matter

Gray Matter
Gray Matter (or Grey Matter) consists of neuronal cell bodies, dendrites, axons, glial cells, synapses, and capillaries and is a major component of the central nervous system--it is present in ...
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/ brain, G

Superhero Play

Superhero Play
Superhero Play is a type of power play in which a child takes on the persona of a superhero. Said superhero may exist in popular culture like Batman and Wonder ...
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/ S, types of play

Drop-In Child Care

Drop-In Child Care
Drop-In Child Care is a child care arrangement that tends to take place on an as-needed schedule for a few hours at a time while the child's parent takes part ...
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/ D, program types

Regulated Child Care

Regulated Child Care
Regulated Child Care is child care that is required to meet standards set by a state or province's regulatory system or, in some cases, another regulatory system. The regulatory standards ...
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/ program types, R

School Based Child Care

School Based Child Care
Center-based child care housed in a school building (or operated by a school district) is known as School Based Child Care ...
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/ program types, S

Water Play

Water Play
Water Play refers to a wide variety of play and exploration with water. This play may take place in earlier learning settings, at home, or out in the world. Children ...
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/ types of play, W

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