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Easter Seals Disability Services Expanding and developing new child care centers that provide services to children of all abilities is a challenging proposition. Easter Seals has successfully met that challenge through a national network of Child Development Centers. In our experience, two of the major barriers to the operation of and inclusive model are managing the financial resources available and the development of appropriate facilities. On this website, you can order a "Fiscal and Design Solutions Package" that gives you a financial planning booklet and excel workbook as well as a design guide. With a grant from The Child Care Bureau, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Easter Seals has developed two tools to help child care providers address these major barriers to inclusive child care. Website
Education Development Center Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is an international nonprofit organization that designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Website
Education World, The Educator's Best Friend The Education World website is full of resources for teachers as well as parents. This section is devoted to resources to help parents of special kids both gifted and challenged. Website
Education.com Build skills. Boost confidence. Whatever your child's starting point, together we can help them catch up, learn more, and get ahead. Side by side, step by step, day by day. Our digital resources, tools, and learning materials are developed by educational experts to incorporate leading pedagogical practices. They are useful in any type of teaching moment and many can be used to support national education standards. Website
Environmental Support This in-service suite offers strategies for using environmental support. These strategies help to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Explore examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom. Website
Exceptional Parent Magazine Exceptional Parent Magazine provides information, support, ideas, encouragement, and outreach for families of children with disabilities and the professionals that work with them. Topics covered include technology, health care, toys, financial planning, and mobility. They also have a library that contains books, videos, and software for parents, educators, and professionals encompassing 50 need-specific and general categories. Website
Families: The Process of Grief and Loss of Dreams (Conclusion) In the final session in this series, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft will offer insights into some of the responses that may come from a family when they are told there are red flags in their child’s development. As parents grapple with developmental information, they will need ongoing support and understanding from the early educator and program staff. We can be an important partner in a journey that is just beginning. Podcast
Fargo Moorhead Families for Early Autism Treatment Fargo Moorhead Families for Early Autism Treatment (FMFEAT) is a group of parents of children with autism. They follow the model of Intensive Behavior Intervention and the Families for Early Autism Treatment. The website provides information and support for families in the Fargo Moorhead Area including advocacy, reference books, and screening tools. Website
Federal Funding and Young Children: Directions, Opportunities and Challenges to States in Building Early Childhood Systems The BUILD Initiative published a paper, entitled Federal Funding and Young Children: Directions, Opportunities, and Challenges to States in Building Early Childhood Programs (2009), by Charles Bruner. The report highlights current and new federal sources of funding for early learning programs and discusses the challenges states are facing in trying to effectively coordinate and use this array of federal funding to build integrated early childhood systems. Website
First Signs Firstsigns is dedicated to early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disorders. This website provides screening information and tools. Website