As all professionals and providers in early childhood intervention, we collect resources that help us in our work. Here are some of the resources we find helpful.

Working with Families

Parent Participation in Early Intervention

Parent involvement is key for making the necessary decisions about early intervention services for children. This list of resources for parents and early intervention providers recently compiled by CIPR (December 2017) offers information and strategies for supporting parent participation in developmental screening, identifying appropriate services to best meet the child's needs, and staying informed about your (parents') rights.

Writing an IFSP for Your Child

Description and definition of the IFSP process in early intervention for parents from the Center for Parent Information & Resources.

Gathering Information, Assessment, and Evaluation

Screening, evaluation and assessment have different purposes under IDEA Part C & B, in home visiting, and other early childhood programs. Below is a collection of resources or centers specific to these programs

The Council of Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood

DEC Recommended Practices
The Division of Early Childhood guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children with developmental delays and disabilities to bridge the gap between research to practice.

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Program Planning and Implementation

Recommended Practices & Service Guidelines

Many providers have questions about implementing services and supports. States and organizations create recommended practices and service guidelines to support quality practices across their systems. Here are some of those guidelines.

The Council of Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood DEC Recommended Practices

Effective ways to best promote learning in children birth- 5 years of age

District of Columbia

The Office of State Superintendent of Education has standards and guidelines to promote best practices in the early childhood learning and early intervention systems.

Other States

National Guidelines Clearninghouse

Coaching Resources

Making Access Happen: Coaching Support (2016)
Johns Hopkins School of Education Center for Technology and Education provides a Roadmap to Coaching Support with videos and information from M'Lisa Shelden and Dathan Rush.

Managing Behavior

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Learning (CSEFEL)
Resources and tutorials on managing behavior and supporting health mental health development in young children

Inclusion & Child Care

Guidelines to Support the Early Intervention Process: Inclusion
State of Pennsylvania's guide to including children in typical child environments in the community.

Guide to Promoting Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs
State of Delaware guide to inclusive practices for children with developmental delays and disabilities in early childhood programs


Preparing for Transition from Early Intervention to an IEP
PACER Center guide for early childhood intervention transition

Building Professional Knowledge & Skills

Federally Funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Centers

Different federal agencies often provide supports to states and organizations to implement policies and practices well.

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
Provides resources and tutorials for Early Head Start and Head Start and other early childhood providers.

Self Assessments

Self- Assessment are effective ways to examine your practices and make changes in places that improve how you provide interventions with families, teachers and young children. Here are some from around the early childhood field.