The following articles and links provide insights into early childhood education, strategies for understanding and supporting children’s development, and community resources that families have found helpful.

Articles to help understand conference forms:

Missouri Early Learning Goals, Early Childhood Math, Early Childhood Literacy, Early Childhood Social Development, Early Childhood Health & Safety

Special COVID-19 articles:  For Parents, To Share With Children


Children’s Sleep Requirements

Sleep and Young Children

Supporting Your Child’s Learning During the Holidays

The Fragile Generation

Is Dressing Up for Halloween Different than for Pretend Play?

Toddlers and Challenging Behaviors:  Why They Do It and How to Respond

Discipline and Limit Setting

The Art of Avoiding Power Struggles With Your Child

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

Thirteen Tips For Starting Preschool


The WUNS staff and teachers attend yearly professional development trainings.  Two recent workshops featured the research and strategies outlined in the following books:

Emotional Muscle:  Strong Parents, Strong Children by Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PHD

No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


Online parenting resource: Mama Space

The Genius of Play