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National Leadership SpecialQuest (NLSQ) 2010 Blog | Submitted by Susan Stewart 09/16/10

Materials developed for the NLSQ (PowerPoints, handouts, etc.) as well as participant-generated content can be located and downloaded from this site. The site also includes images, video, tweets, and blog postings made by participants.

 

Resources on Working with Children Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind | (.doc 35kb) Submitted by Tom Miller 2/08/10

An annotated list of resources for working with children who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind from the Perkins School for the Blind in MA. Includes excellent professional development resources, including multimedia training modules; information on literacy; advocacy; service design; etc.

 

Reflecting Diversity in the Classroom | Submitted by Katy McCullough 11/03/09

This is the first of a series of eUpdates which uses photographs of actual Pre-K classrooms to illustrate quality indicators. These photos are from level 3 of the Administrators’ Walkthrough Checklist for Prekindergarten Classrooms developed by the TATS project. This eUpdate addresses diversity in the classroom as it is reflected through the classroom environment and materials. The primary audiences for this eUpdate are teaching staff and administrators. If anyone you know is interested in the TATS communities of practice, they may sign up at any time by going to this link http://www.tats.ucf.edu/Forms/EnrollForm_Community_of_Practice.html

 

Disability Websites | (.doc 56kb) Submitted by Paula Brown 08/05/09

This document includes links to a wide variety of disabilities related websites, many of them specific to young children.

 

National, State & Other Resources Promoting Inclusion Prepared by NECTAC | (.doc 37kb) Submitted by Katy McCullough 08/05/09

This document is a compilation of state, national and other resources (such as guidance documents, brochures and video clips) promoting early childhood inclusion.

 

NECTAC (resource page) | Submitted by Shelly deFosset 08/05/09

This webpage contains a number of links to some research summaries about the benefits of inclusion.

 

Kids Together, Inc. | Submitted by Sandy Tradewell 08/05/09

This webpage provides a list of the benefits of inclusion for students with and without disabilities. It also provides links to several other resources about the benefits of inclusion. Focus is elementary through high school, though many of the benefits are equally applicable to settings with very young children.

 

Philosophy: Children that Learn Together, Learn to Live Together | Submitted by Sandy Tradewell 08/05/09

This webpage provides a list of ways inclusion "maximizes individual growth" and "builds a sense of community". The list is approached from the perspective of benefits to:

 

 

Early Childhood Inclusion Position Statement | (pdf 447kb) Submitted by Susan Stewart 06/16/09

The Division for Early Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children have recently approved a joint position statement that underscores their commitment to quality early childhood inclusion.

 

Early Childhood Inclusion: A Joint Position of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) takes historic step by providing a shared national definition of inclusion as "the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society."

 

The document, which was developed through a collaborative national process coordinated by the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI), represents the first time these two leading national organizations have partnered on a joint product that is expected to have widespread impact on the early childhood field.

 

SEEDS: Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems (Least Restrictive Environment) | Submitted by Kathleen Sadao 05/07/09

The SEEDS Project website has a section on Assistive Technology resources that covers six training modules, an AT Toolkit for assessment and intervention, and annotated web links on AT for Infants/Toddlers and Preschoolers, all available for downloading.

 

SEEDS: Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems (Assistive Technology) | Submitted by Kathleen Sadao 05/07/09

The SEEDS Project website has a section on Assistive Technology resources that covers six training modules, an AT Toolkit for assessment and intervention, and annotated web links on AT for Infants/Toddlers and Preschoolers, all available for downloading.

 

www.parentsreachingout.org | Submitted by Tawnya Sanchez 04/23/09

Valuable information for families regarding early intervention, IEP (Individualized Education Plan), Healthcare Access, NCLB, Parental/Family Involvement, Parent to Parent Support, etc.

 

http://www.cainclusivechildcare.org | Submitted by Laurie Clark 03/26/09

California Map to Inclusive Child Care is a source for information and resources on inclusive child care for children with special needs. The web address has many resources including power points ready for training purposes on: Early Start, Transition and When Concerns Arise. Questions can be submitted regarding inclusive practices and a Technical Assistance Specialist will respond.

 

Massachusettes Dept. of Early Education & Care: Proposed Child Care Licensing Regulations Move Forward | Submitted by Pat Cameron 01/07/09

In response to the request, please see Massachusetts' PROPOSED child care regulations. There have been public hearings and comments; the regualtions should be promulgated July 2009. Also provides TA papers as resources for meeting new requirements.

 

Training Early Intervention Assistants in California's Community Colleges. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 060 | Submitted by Holly Wilcher 11/19/2008

This study examined California's efforts to foster preservice preparation of early intervention assistants through a certificate program offered by community colleges, the Community College Personnel Preparation Project. Community colleges enrolled in the project must meet a series of requirements, including infusing early intervention assistant competencies into coursework, adding early intervention field experiences, and drawing on the experience of community partners and advisory committee members. The study examined data from the inception of the project in 1998 through 2006. Forty community colleges participated during this time, representing 37 percent of the community colleges in the state. Data were gathered from the quarterly reports required of the participating colleges, faculty mentor monthly reports, and administrative annual reports. Reported findings include: (1) Colleges could develop preservice training programs for early intervention assistants that meet requirements such as those for awarding a Chancellor's certificate, although not all colleges that participated in the project were successful despite receiving state funding for startup expenses: (2) Participating colleges implemented many common features, though not all took the same approach; and (3) Some of the approaches colleges took to meet the project requirements differed by project outcome. The study provides an overview of data on the evolving national picture and the West Region states. Specific early intervention training is valuable preparation for a workforce that can serve infants and toddlers with special needs. Those seeking to promote a cadre of early intervention assistants and paraprofessionals prepared at the community college level may find value in examining California's efforts. Three appendixes are included: (1) Methodology; (2) Demographics of Colleges that Participated in the Community College Personnel Preparation Project; and (3) College Expectations and Proposed Timelines for the Chancellor's Certificate. (Contains 6 notes, 8 boxes, and 7 tables.) [This report was prepared for the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory West administered by WestEd.] (Abstract From ERIC)

 

Including Samuel | Submitted by Susan Stewart 10/24/08

An excellent 3-minute trailer for a longer video about inclusion.Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before he had his son Samuel seven years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib’s documentary film Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities as a civil rights issue. Information about the full film is available at http://www.includingsamuel.com.

 

Including Samuel Website | Submitted by Susan Stewart 10/24/08

The Including Samuel website contains a number of high quality video clips and photographs about inclusion, told from the perspective of Samuel's family.


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