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Innovative Early Learning Website from the Fred Rogers Center

04/02/2012 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Special Topics

What is it?

  • Officially launched on March 28th, 2012, the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment™ – “Ele” for short - is located at
  • A simple, user-friendly online resource designed for early childhood educators, family child care providers and families.
  • Allows users to find and share digital resources that support early learning and development in children from birth to age 5 . . . free of charge!                                
  • Encourages caregivers and families to treat media in an interactive way . . . as something to be shared with a child in a manner that encourages discussion and learning in a social way.

Site Features

  1. Activities--A library of more than 100 ebooks, digital games, videos, music, mobile apps, and other activities selected as quality resources that support learning and literacy development. Some activities help adults support children’s language and literacy skills; others are designed for use by adults with children.  Search  for Activities by Media Type, Activities, or Ages and have them displayed by:  Featured, Most Recent, Most Viewed or Top Rated.
  2. Let’s Talk--An online community where teachers, families, and others can ask questions, and connect and share with others who care about issues affecting young children.
  3. My Ele—By signing up for a free Ele account, users can organize the site’s resources around their own needs and interests, and then share them by creating Play!Lists.  All resources include research-based suggestions and information on how and why to use Ele’s activities, under the headings, “Talk About It” and “Why This Is Important.”

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