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Señales de Alarma y Referido El aprendizaje sucede a través  de nuestra vida, comenzando al nacer. Los niños aprenden y crecen físicamente, socialmente y cognitivamente Tipsheet
Sharing Concerns with Families How to prepare for and talk with family members when there are developmental or behavioral concerns. Tipsheet
Sharing Concerns with Families: Having the Conversation (Part 3) In part 3 of our series on Sharing Concerns with Families, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft discuss the sensitive topic of talking to a family about their child’s development. This is often one of the hardest jobs an early educator will undertake but it is critically important for the child for whom early intervention can make a world of difference. We will talk about ways to share developmental information and continue building the important relationship between parent and caregiver. Podcast
Sharing Concerns with Families: Observations and Recordings (Part 1) In this podcast, we will begin a series on the sensitive topic of how to share developmental concerns with families. The first steps in talking to families about a developmental red flag is to have objective, nonjudgmental observations and recordings that can give them an accurate developmental picture. This is foundational to a successful conversation and will help allay some of your anxiousness as you approach families with your concerns. Podcast
Sharing Concerns with Families: Setting the Stage (Part 2) Once we have gathered our information to share about a developmental concern, we need to set the stage for our conversation with the family. The ongoing partnership between the early educator, family, and child will rely on trust, confidentiality, and compassion. In this podcast, we will share some fundamental tips that will help us as we prepare to talk with the family, including when and how to hold the meeting. Podcast
Suspensions Are Not Support: The Disciplining of Preschoolers with Disabilities Children in preschool and early childhood programs are suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than school-aged children. However, exclusionary discipline practices might not always carry these labels – suspended and expelled. Document
The Playground Where Babies Learn to Talk A campaign to encourage brain development is using parks to deliver its message to children and their caregivers. Website
The Power of Touch is Important in the NICU One in ten infants is born prematurely and spends an extended amount of time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, after birth. This video, in English and Spanish, highlights research that shows why a small gesture, like touching, can make a big difference and support the development of preemies. Website
The Whole Child: Healthy, Safe, Supported, Engaged & Challenged The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is the next evolution of the traditional coordinated school health approach. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and launched in spring 2014, the model aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health, and in doing so, improve learning and health. Website
Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families To help you in your advocacy for infants and toddlers, this chart summarizes the primary federal programs currently focused on very young children and the roles of federal, state and local governments in those programs. Document