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Guidance in Choosing Developmental Screening Instruments The Commonwealth Fund has released a new manual entitled Pediatric Developmental Screening: Understanding and Selecting Screening Instruments, by Dennis Drotar, Terry Stancin, and Paul Dworkin. It is based on a comprehensive review of scientific research and is meant to assist providers in selecting and using screening instruments that are appropriate for their practice settings. Website
Hands On As We Grow Resources to Find Lots of Activities for Kids Website
Helping Children Make Transitions Between Activities: What Works Brief Short training package from Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning provides trainers with the materials needed to conduct a short staff development program on transitions in the classroom. Document
High Quality Child Care Promotes Healthy Development, School Readiness, and School Success Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness. View this fact sheet for research and statistics on the importance of high-quality care and summer learning. Document
IDEA This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. Website
Inclusion In After School Environments This info module offers tips for planning and adapting after school environments to successfully include children with specal needs. Info Module
Kindergarten Readiness and Transition This info module provides an overview of kindergarten readiness and tips for a successful transition to kindergarten. Info Module
MES English (Free Printables) Free resources for teachers of young learners. All of the resources are designed to be versatile and useful in many K-6 classrooms. Includes free flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, free phonics cards, free ESL games, an international project exchange library, printable certificates, printable stickers and activities all ready for printing. Website
Model Me Kids Model Me Kids® is dedicated to producing high quality teaching tools for children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. We strive to make our products affordable so that they are accessible to both families and educators. Designed as a teaching tool for children, adolescents, and teenagers with Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD or NLD), and developmental delays, the videos are used by parents, teachers, and therapists. The videos are also helpful for teaching children with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome. Website
Planning for the Transition to Kindergarten: Why it Matters and how to Support Success The transition to kindergarten is a time that presents changing demands, expectations, and supports for children and their families. When children experience discontinuities between preschool and kindergarten, they may be at greater risk for academic failure and social adjustment problems. Thus, building and implementing a seamless kindergarten transition can make a significant difference for children's early education experience. Document