Early Childhood and Early Intervention Resources

There are many resources for early intervention and early childhood providers to find information in areas of practice that improve our work.  Here are selected resources to assist providers with specific aspects of the roles in working with families and their infants, toddlers and young children with delay and disabilities.

Families
Individualized Family Service Plan
National and International Organizations
Resource List

Transition

Families

Family Assessment
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) provides many tools and questionnaires to gather family assessment information. Click here to access their Family Assessment: Gathering Information from Families page or visithttp://www.nectac.org/topics/families/famassess.asp

Family Activity Brochures
The DC CSPD developed ideas to assist families to embed practice in developmental skills into learning opportunities in every day routines and activities. There is a brochure for families and one for providers explaining how to use them. Click here for the FAB brochures or visit http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/72438.html

Individualized Family Service Plan

Selected resources for writing better IFSPs and supporting family IFSP participation and program evaluation

Developing Functional, Prioritized Outcomes (IFSPweb, Nebraska)
http://www.ifspweb.org/outcomes.html
A Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process (National Parent Technical Assistance Center, ECTA Center) http://www.pacer.org/publications/pdfs/ALL-71.pdf

Goal Functionality Scale (McWilliam, 2009)
http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/GoalFunctionalityScaleIII_2_.pdf
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center): Resources for Writing Good IFSP Outcomes
http://ectacenter.org/topics/families/famresources.asp
Writing Family Guided IFSP Outcomes: Activities and Strategies (Kansas 0-3 Training System, 2004)
http://www2.ku.edu/~kskits/ta/Packets/WritingFamily_GuidedPDF/Writing_2009.pdf

National and International Organizations

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 Part B and Part C
U.S. Department of Education website containing IDEA statutes and regulations for Part C and Part B 619.  Also has training materials on IDEA, Part C.  http://idea.ed.gov/
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Promotes social emotional development and school readiness for children birth to five.  Information and learning modules to embed best practices in social emotional development and learning available on the site. http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
International professional organization to improve educational success for children and youth. https://www.cec.sped.org/
Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children.  Promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the development of young children at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.  http://www.dec-sped.org/index.aspx
Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO)
Provides national leadership in assisting states with the implementation of outcome systems for early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. The website provides up-to-date information and resources for state and local administrators, technical assistance providers, teachers, other direct service providers, and families. http://projects.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/index.cfm
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center)
Resources, training and information about IDEA Part C and Part B Section 619.  Topical pages from brain development to financing systems in early intervention and early childhood practice.  Training opportunities including webinars and links to collaborating programs and organizations http://ectacenter.org/
Family Voices
Advocacy organization for families with children with special health care needs and disabilities.  Resources and publications on a variety of topics to promote better health for children and better partnerships between families and services providers. http://www.familyvoices.org/
International Society on Early Intervention
Organization that brings together early intervention professionals, administrators, and policy makers from all disciplines around the world to communicate and share advances and practices in early intervention.  http://depts.washington.edu/isei/index.html
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Organization to promote professional practice in early childhood education and support high-quality early childhood education. http://www.naeyc.org/
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention
Shares evidence-based practices to improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities. Free products and resources available to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. http://www.challengingbehavior.org/
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
The office of the U.S. Department of Education responsible for administering IDEA.  The develop and disseminate policy, administer state grants, evaluate and monitor states grantees, and foster and support research, and coordinate with other federal and state agencies and parent and professional groups.
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
Zero to Three
National non-profit organization that provides information and knowledge about nurturing early development for families, professionals, and policymakers. Resources and publications on a variety of early intervention and early childhood topics. http://www.zerotothree.org/

Resource List

Early Childhood Intervention Resources
List of professional materials, researched based information, learning materials, and therapeutic equipment for early childhood intervention providers and administrators.

Transition

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center):Transition from Part C to Preschool 
http://ectacenter.org/topics/transition/transition.asp

National Early Childhood Transition Center

http://www.hdi.uky.edu/SF/NECTC/Home.aspx 

Timeline requirements for early childhood transition IDEA Part C to Part B
http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/topics/transition/Transition_Timeline_Flow_Chart_3-14-10.pdf