Resources

Resources

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 Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Program Planning and Implementation

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

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 www.guideline.gov

Coaching Resources

Making Access Happen: Coaching Support

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

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Inclusion

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Child Care

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Transition

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Building Professional Knowledge & Skills

Federally Funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Centers

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Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

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.