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State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies.  Document
Steps to Developing a Positive Behavior Support Plan A positive behavior support plan is an action plan that outlines the specific steps to be used to promote the child’s success and participation in daily activities and routines. The plan is developed using a person-centered approach.  Tipsheet
Strategies for Creating an Enriched Environment for Play One of the roles of an early care and education professional is that of the architect of the environment in which children play and learn. Tipsheet
Strategies for Family Engagement Principals and teachers report that they value relationships with families, yet they receive little training for engaging families. They also say that they feel underprepared to develop these partnerships. Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family?School Partnerships, a collaboration between SEDL and the U.S. Department of Education, addresses these challenges. The publication, written by Harvard Graduate School of Education?s Karen L. Mapp, senior lecturer and faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master?s Program, and Paul J. Kuttner, researcher and educator, presents a framework that focuses on helping both educators and family members develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence, and belief systems to develop and sustain home?school relationships. Website
Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Settings (SPIES) Project History Young children with disabilities or special health care needs and preschoolers who may be at risk for developing a disability can benefit by learning through every day activities and routines in the home. SPIES for Parents is a web-based curriculum built to help caregivers learn to use daily activities to teach preschool children. Video clips and text suggest ways to talk to children and give them help during everyday routines in order to help their development and learning. The website also includes additional information for parents such as links to other helpful websites, strategies that teachers use in preschool classrooms, a language development program, Kid Talk, by authors at Vanderbilt University SPIES for Parents is adapted from Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Setting (SPIES).  Website
Strategies for Successful Inclusion This info module discusses seven strategies and four key principles that promote the creation of an inclusive and accepting early care and education environment. Info Module
Strategies for Successful Transitions (Part two) In Part Two of our discussion on transitions, we will look at some specific strategies for making your transitions more successful. Included in this podcast will be activities to involve children and staff before and during transitions in order to avoid pitfalls around challenging behaviors. Podcast
Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 15 practical strategies to support the success of children with autism spectrum disorder in early care and school age care and education programs. Document
Strategies to Encourage Language Learning, Strategies to Support Language Development and Learning The attached article is an excerpt from the book Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach by Donna S. Wittmer and Sandra H. Petersen. Document
Strategies to Support Children who have Experienced Trauma The definition of and practical strategies to support young children who have experienced trauma. Tipsheet