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Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! from the US Department of Education, encourages healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for young children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.
California Preschool Instructional Network The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) was initiated during the 2003-04 school year by the California Department of Education (CDE). The CPIN is organized utilizing the 11 regions designated by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). There is a Regional Lead, a Special Education Lead, and an English Learner Lead stationed in each of the eleven regions throughout the state of California. To find out about the Regional Leads in your area visit the Find the Regional Leads in Your Area page. Topics include early language and literacy, mathematics, Preschool Learning Foundations, the Desired Results System, school readiness and transition to kindergarten, children with disabilities, and English Language Learners. CPIN provides, facilitates and/or coordinates professional development opportunities for early childhood/school readiness staffs. CPIN supports existing regional communication and collaboration among various early childhood/school readiness providers. CPIN provides and gathers input regarding California Department of Education initiatives. The CPIN is one of many efforts that is focused on the goal of helping all young children in California develop into eager, healthy, and prepared learners who can flourish and succeed in elementary school and beyond. Website
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety This manual contains guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education setting centers and family child care homes. Website
CDC Act early Resources and supports for developmental reviews and identifying first signs of developmental concerns. Website
Center for Early Literacy Learning Welcome to the Center for Early Literacy Learning(CELL) Web site. CELL is a research-to-practice technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division. The main goal of CELL is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices by early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of young children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. Website
Center for Early Literacy Learning Practice Guides The main goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) Practice Guides is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices by early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of young children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. Practices include descriptions of methods and procedures for implementing evidence-based preliteracy, emergent literacy, and early literacy learning practices. Practice guides are grouped into two categories: 1) Practice Guides Especially for Parents can be used by parents to provide their infants, toddlers, or preschoolers fun and exciting literacy learning experiences and opportunities, or by practitioners who are working with parents to promote their use of literacy learning activities with their children; and 2) Practice Guides Especially for Practitioners can be used by early childhood educators, child care providers, early interventionists, and other early childhood practitioners for promoting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers literacy learning using interest-based and highly engaging activities. Website
Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. The Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Inc. develops and produces programs and strategies that will enhance the development of all children and their families including children who live in poverty, those with special needs, and those who are at risk of abuse and neglect. The site offers information on head start, respite care, family support, educational curriculum, and training materials. Website
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity The Children and Adults with Attention/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) website provides comprehensive information related ADHD. Information is available regarding organization membership, fact sheets, legislative information, research information, conference info, FAQ sheets and an online magazine. Spanish translation of IDEA and ADA is also available. Website
Children's Development: What to Expect and When to be Concerned In this CICC Info Module, participants will examine: Typical and atypical development in young children. Red flags for developmental issues Info Module
Choosing A Setting--What is the Best Option for a Child with Autism: Part Two In our continued discussion with Pat Pulice, M.A., L.P., Vice President of Integrated Health Care at Fraser in Minneapolis, MN, we will look at different settings a child might be in who has an autism diagnosis and how to build a beneficial environment for children we serve. What kinds of supports are present in the therapeutic setting which help a child as they develop skills and when does an inclusive setting with typical developing peers offer other benefits to the child? Early educators can examine their environment for structure, routines, stimulation, and visual supports. Again, each child is an individual and their needs will vary but we will discuss some general strategies for inclusion. Podcast