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Resources for Family Care Providers

The resources on this page are for family child care providers.  Beginning in 2013, TSR provided professional development to family child care providers through the Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH) online professional development modules. TSR is proud to welcome family care providers to TSR. 

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Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH)
BEECH is an online professional development system specifically designed for family child care providers. Beginning in 2013, TSR provided the opportunity for family child care providers to participate in BEECH for free.

BEECH provides four professional development modules that focus on setting up a learning environment, being a responsive caregiver, reading children's signals, and supporting children's optimal development in early language, literacy, and math skills. Information in the online modules is written specifically for family child care providers, utilizing photos, videos, and scenarios that showcase the unique experiences of home-based providers.

TSR Comprehensive Lead Agents provide access to BEECH to family child care providers in their areas. However, the system is open to all home-based child care providers in Texas. BEECH will also be available online through CLI Engage.

 

Tips, Tools, and Resources for Family Child Care Providers

Texas' Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners and Administrators - The Core Competencies are basic statements of the skills and abilities that early childhood practitioners and administrators should possess to excel in their practice. The Core Competencies are available in English and Spanish and are integrated into the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System ECPDS).

Texas' Early Learning Pathways: An Alignment of Texas' Early Learning Guidelines - This document is an alignment of the Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines and Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines, offering development information along with caregiver and teacher strategies to support optimal development form birth to age 5.

Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines - These Guidelines have child development information in four child development domains for children from birth to 48 months, and strategies for caregivers to support children's optimal development. These Guidelines are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines - These State-adopted Guidelines offer child development information for children from 48 to 60 months in 11 child development domains. The Pre-k Guidelines are available in English and Spanish.

 

ZERO TO THREE School Readiness Resources - ZERO TO THREE provides excellent resources for all early childhood providers to support children's optimal growth and development.