Alphabet of Children's Stories.

The meaning-making children do through stories is complicated and fascinating.  More...

The Language of Story and Play

Our streaming catalog is overflowing with clips (80 and growing!) to help early childhood professionals nurture and strengthen story and play. Play, often referred to as the work of children, is story's second cousin.  More...

Our DVDs

The Child Care Collection contains more than 30 DVDs and companion guides. Topics range from keeping children safe to engaging them with innovative curriculum.  More...

Vivian Paley

Vivian Paley "discovered" storytelling and story acting. In 2000, we produced three programs about her work and then began collecting, connecting, and nurturing children's stories in a variety of classrooms.  More...

WELCOME TO THE CHILD CARE COLLECTION

For more than 20 years, we have been producing and distributing training materials for early childhood professionals. Our mission is to improve the quality of care and education young children receive. We began with programs on public TV, then moved to VHS and DVDs. Our latest training opportunity, an online streaming video catalog called The Language of Story and Play, is overflowing with video clips about the use of stories in early childhood classrooms. The idea for the catalog began when we produced three programs about the work of Vivian Paley and has expanded to include the work of other storytellers and teachers who also know that story and play are the original tools of learning.

 

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

The Child Care Collection was developed with the assistance of Ball State University.

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