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Preschool Learning Foundations
California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2, VPA Chapter
Appendix to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2, Visual and Performing Arts PDF
Multilingual translation documents for Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2, Appendix on Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Map PDF

Preschool Curriculum Framework
California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 2, VPA Chapter
VPA Domain Guiding Principles DOC;74KB

Other Resources
- International Society for Music Education--Early Childhood Music Education Commission (ECME) The ECME's vision is to share and to promote current ideas in early childhood music education which relate to research and to teaching, to assure every child's right to become musically responsive and thereby to enhance the quality of children's lives.
- National Art Education Association This dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential.
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME) The NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations and is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
- National Dance Education Association (NDEO) --The NDEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance.

- 10 Lessons Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner from National Arts Education Association
- Arts in the Early Years Learning Framework from National Advocates for Arts Education
- Benefits of the Study of Music: Why We Need Music Education in Our Schools from The National Association for Music Education
- Book Nook handouts from CSEFEL
- How Art Helps Children Grow from Discount School Supply
- How Art Impacts Learning by Anna Reyner, Registered Art Therapist from Discount School Supply
- Illinois Early Learning Project Tipsheets from Illinois Board of Education--do a search for tip sheets for visual arts. Multiple languages
- Importance of Music and Movement by April Kaiser from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Children
- Make a Little Music by Rae Pica from Young Children
Music Play: Creating Centers for Musical Play and Exploration by Kristen M. Kemple, Jacqueline J. Batey, and Lynn C. Hartle from Young Children
Paint, Paste, Play Dough, Puppets and Paper Mache by Jo Kuykendall from Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The Part of Art That's From the Heart by John Funk from Excelligence Learning Corporation
Reach Out and Read! Fingerplays, Songs, & Rhymes from Burnaby Public Library (also links for songs and fingerplays in a variety of languages)
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays by Project Family of Arlington County and the Child Development Center of Northern Virginia from Zero to Three (English and Spanish)
- Strategies to Promote Children's Expression from Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center, Head Start