Educational resources to support our youngest learners, from birth to five

Explore strategies, recommendations, and professional development resources to help you promote children’s development.

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Foster Core Skills

Explore what children’s skills look like, and learn ways you can support them with your everyday interactions

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Explore the Strategy Library

Learn strategies you can use to support children’s developing skills across multiple domains

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Build Your Bookshelf

Find book recommendations and guides that feature diverse authors, illustrators, and characters

Genuine interactions

Whether to highlight a particular Core Skill, or to illustrate how to implement a strategy, we don’t tell — we show! We’ve captured thousands of moments with children and educators in our videos so you can really see the interactions happening.

Committed to equity

We’ve curated high-quality resources with a special emphasis on promoting equitable opportunities for every child. The early years are critical for children’s development, and every child deserves a strong beginning.

Planning Professional Development

Looking for a way to design effective professional development (PD)? Our featured resources and guiding questions can be used in work sessions (e.g., professional learning community, PD session), individual coaching, or self-reflection.

Start by downloading our guide designed to help you explore our offerings and plan group-style professional development sessions.

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The ECE Hub, powered by UVA-CASTL in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is a collection of high-quality, professional development resources that help educators foster children’s development and promote equitable opportunities for every child. These resources are free to use and are publicly available.


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