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The DCCECE brochures are available in Adobe PDF format and may be downloaded and printed free of charge.   The NAEYC brochures may be purchased through their online store and mailed to your facility. For a link, click the name of the brochure. 

​DCCECE Brochures

​NAEYC Brochures

  • Name:Toys: Tools for Learning
    Description:This brochure contains useful tips for choosing the best types of toys for children’s enjoyment, learning, and growth. It folds out into an easy-to-read, colorful chart of toys and play activities appropriate for children of different ages from birth to 8 years old.
  • Name:Teaching Young Children to Resist Bias: What Parents Can Do
    Description:Tips for parents to help children appreciate diversity and deal with others' biases.
  • Name:Respuesta a la diversidad lingüística y cultural: Recomendaciones para una educación infantil eficaz
    Description:NAEYC's position paper "Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity," adopted October 1995, acknowledges and responds to the importance of a child's home language and culture in the early childhood setting.
  • Name:So Many Goodbyes: Ways to Ease the Transition Between Home and Groups for Young Children
    Description:How families and teachers can work together to help children feel secure in their adjustment to a new child care or school arrangement.
  • Name:When Disaster Strikes: Helping Young Children Cope
    Description:An important guide to helping children cope with natural disasters or violent experiences. Thoroughly updated to reflect a post 9/11 society, this useful brochure offers caregivers, teachers, and families essential information on how to reaffirm children’s feelings of safety and security when they are confronted with unsettling events within their communities or through the media. Also includes guidelines for adults dealing with stressful events so that they can better aid children.
  • Name:Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer: How Parents Can Help
    Description:We know how much difference parents make in children's reading and writing. Now, here's a simple, engaging set of suggestions for parents, including what families should look for in the child's preschool and school setting.
  • Name:Playgrounds: Safe & Sound
    Description:This brochure provides injury prevention information related to supervision of children, equipment safety, surfacing materials, and awareness of developmentally appropriate playground environments.
  • Name:Play is FUNdamental
    Description:In early child development, play time is a time to learn and develop skills for children’s future. Play is FUNdamental is a descriptive guide of how parents and teachers can make children’s play an enriching experience. This brochure details several approaches to encouraging positive social and creative thinking skills in young children. NAEYC
  • Name:NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, 2005 Revision
    Description:A code of ethics for early childhood educators that offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving ethical dilemmas encountered in early education.
  • Name:A Good Primary School
    Description:This brochure describes key areas of children's development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in a primary school.
  • Name:Love and Learn: Positive Guidance for Young Children
    Description:This brochure discusses positive ways in which parents and caregivers can reduce typical difficulties by employing positive solutions to guide children’s behavior. As children grow older, maintaining reasonable expectations and respecting children’s feelings are important for nurturing their self-control and emotional health.
  • Name:A Good Kindergarten for Your Child
    Description:This brochure describes key areas of children's development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in a kindergarten
  • Name:Keeping Healthy: Parents, Teachers, and Children
    Description:Tips for program staff and parents on ways to keep children in early childhood programs healthy. Includes practical ways to encourage proper hygiene and handle illnesses.
  • Name:A Good Preschool for Your Child
    Description:When you need a simple tool to communicate your preschool program's developmentally appropriate approach, this appealing brochure comes in handy. It describes key areas of children's development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in a preschool program.
  • Name:Including All Children: Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs
    Description:A brochure that provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as they relate to early childhood programs, plus a list of resources for technical information.
  • Name:A Guide for Families: Using NAEYC Standards to Find Quality Programs for Young Children
    Description:Based on the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards, this guide is designed to help families make the right choice when looking for a program for their young children and understand NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children as the Mark of Quality. Find more information at www.rightchoiceforkids.org
  • Name:Helping Children Learn Self-Control: A Guide to Discipline
    Description:Basic techniques to help children develop self-discipline. This brochure shows parents and teachers why discipline works better than punishment and gives pointers on preventing problems.
  • Name:A Caring Place for Your Toddler
    Description:This brochure describes key areas of toddlers' development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in an early childhood program.
  • Name:Careers in Early Childhood Education
    Description:This brochure describes what it takes to work with young children, as well as options for training and job opportunities.
  • Name:A Caring Place for Your Infant
    Description:This brochure describes key areas of infants' development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in an early childhood program. Also available in Spanish (#548S).
  • Name:Careers for Men in Early Childhood Education
    Description:Children benefit from having men as well as women in early childhood programs. This informative brochure is specially developed by men for men to let them know about the many possible early childhood jobs.
  • Name:Books to Grow On: Latino Literature for Young Children
    Description:This brochure features appealing books for young children-in English and in Spanish-with a joyous view of Latino people and culture. Many are exquisitely written books that resonate with the symmetry and rhythm of the Spanish language. Also available in Spanish (#581S).
  • Name:Building Circles, Breaking Cycles - Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: The Early Childhood Educator's Role
    Description:This brochure helps early childhood educators realize they have a role in preventing-not just reporting-child abuse and neglect. Empowers educators to use their knowledge and skills to support families in a variety of ways to help prevent harm to children.
  • Name:Books to Grow On: African American Literature for Young Children
    Description:Introducing young children to books they find appealing is crucial in developing their literacy skills and love of reading. Organized by reading level, the annotated book list gathers outstanding children's literature that interests African American children and other young readers as well.