The Early Childhood Intervention Professional Development Center and the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Early Childhood Division have created many tools, resources and other products to support the work of early childhood intervention and education providers.
Checklists are helpful in self-assessment, individual evaluation or program evaluation to examine and improving practice. Here are some checklists in critical areas of early intervention.
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities & Special Health Needs and their Families English | En Español
This series of fact sheets describes issues and practices to improve access to health and rehabilitative services for children with special health care needs and were created by Consortium for Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs which the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development was a part of.
- Consortium Brief 1: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Health and Rehabilitative Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 2: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Specialty Care from Physicians: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 3: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Home Health Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 4: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Mental Health Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 5: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Physical Therapy Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 6: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Occupational Therapy Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 7: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Speech Therapy Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 8: Children with Disabilities and Private Insurance Coverage of Medical Services: A Fact Sheet on Findings
- Consortium Brief 9: Promising Practices in Health Care Transition: A Project Brief
- Consortium Brief 10: Education for All and Children with Disabilities: International Policy and Practice
- Consortium Brief 11: Inclusive Education in Secondary Schools: A Global Perspective
- Consortium Brief 12: Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs: Introducing the Consortium’s Annotated Bibliography of Audiovisual Resources
- Consortium Brief 13: Promoting Assistive Technology in an Outcome-Driven Model of Service Delivery
- Consortium Brief 14: Evaluation and Assessment Models for Assistive Technology: A Faculty Sheet for Providers
- Consortium Brief 15: The Benefits and Challenges of Research Partnerships: Families and University Researchers Working Together
Families Activity Brochures and Resources
Everyday interactions are the best way to help families and caregivers in supporting all children, particularly those with developmental delays or disabilities. These brochures and resources are full ideas to promote development and participation in everyday activities.
- Bathing (English) (En Español)
- Caregiver Guide (English) (En Español)
- Community Activities (English) (En Español)
- Eating and Feeding (English) (En Español)
- Diapering and Toileting (English) (En Español)
- Dressing (English) (En Español)
- Family Food and Fitness: A Guide to Healthy Eating and Exercise
- Playtime (English) (En Español)
- Provider Notes (English) (En Español)
Health Fact Sheets Developed by UCEDD
Tips for families to access services and supports in health and education for their children with special health care needs.
- Building a Partnership With Your Child's Doctor En Español: Cómo Pueden Trabajar Juntos Uested y el Doctor de su Hijo(a)
- Creating a Health Notebook for Your Child En Español: Como Crear Una Libreta de Salud Para su Hijo(a)
- Getting the Assistive Technology Your Child Needs: How Your Primary Care Provider Can Help En Español: Cómo Recibir la Asistencia Tecnológica Que Su Hijo(a) y Cómo su Doctor Primario Puede Ayudar
- It Takes a Village! Finding the Community Resources Your Child Needs En Español: Necesitamos una Comunidad: Como Encontrar los Recursos en la Comunidad Que su Hijo(a) Necesita
- Making the Change: From Children through Adolescence to Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs En Español: Haciendo el Cambio: De Niños, a Adolescentes, a Adultos con Necesidades Especiales de Salud
- A Medical Home -- Not Just a Place En Español: Un Hogar Médico -- Es Mas Que un Lugar
We have created resources for providers to get more information to improve practice and access training activities
Guidelines for different areas of early childhood intervention practices
A sample of upcoming or archived webinars about early intervention and early childhood topics. Annotations of archived webinars are included.
- Strengthening the Provider-Family Relationship in Early Intervention: A Webinar Introduction to the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) Model
Date: January 4, 2019
Engaging and Supporting Families in Early Intervention will introduce participants to the The Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) model developed as part of the Erikson Institute Fussy Baby Network. ® FAN includes core processes that providers can use to engage and support parents, as well as for take inventory of their own internal states as a mechanism for staying calm and grounded in the face of emotionally laden interactions with families. This interactive session will also serve as an opportunity to explore the FAN as a tool that can hold and honor the unique experiences of parenting a young child with special needs. is a flexible, strengths-based, evidence-informed approach to reflective and mindful practice within the realm of infant and early childhood mental health. Designed to help guide providers in their efforts to be attuned, responsive, and open to the parents they serve, the FAN is intended to foster a facilitative environment for positive family change and growth.