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(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers involved in discussions and decision-making groups focused on preschool inclusion. This webinar focuses on: an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion; a review of myths surrounding the children, adults, and systems that support inclusion; and a review of common features across the inclusion […]

This 5-page guide from the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) has been developed for Parent Centers. The guide (in PDF) gives an overview of results-driven accountability (RDA); what RDA means for States, Parent Centers, and children with disabilities; why Parent Centers are important stakeholders in the RDA processes, including the State Systemic Improvement […]

(2016, September) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs in understanding the latest research on early childhood development, brain science, and best practices. The Final Rule for the New Head Start Program Performance Standards was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. Effective starting November 2016, the updates reflect best practices and […]

Updated September 2016 How long a list of “who’s who” would you like? There are quite a few experts in the early intervention field! In the interests of efficiency, we will give you the semi-short but to-the-point list to get you started (we apologize to all those organizations we haven’t listed here). This starter list will […]

Links updated, October 2016 A legacy fact sheet from NICHCY PDF version   If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re concerned about your child’s development. We’re glad you’re here, because there are many immediate things you can do to help your son or daughter. First, know that there’s help available to find out just what the difficulties are, if any, and address […]

Updated, October 2016 A legacy resource from NICHCY Kids grow fast, don’t they? And early intervention is designed for children from birth up to age three. At that point, services under EI end. If the child will need continued support once he or she moves on to preschool, it’s very important to plan ahead so that […]

Updated, September 2016 A legacy resource form NICHCY   After your young child’s evaluation is complete and he or she is found eligible for early intervention services, you, as parents, and a team will meet to develop a written plan for providing early intervention services to your child and, as necessary, to your family. This plan […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families of young children who are exhibiting challenging behaviors. In this 59-minute webinar, Dr. Tweety Yates discusses possible causes of young children’s challenging behaviors and some effective strategies for supporting these children. The webinar is available from the webpage of the Community of Practice for Preschool Development Grants. […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with parents of young children, including ways Parent Centers can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. While parents generally are filled with anticipation about their children’s unfolding personalities, many lack information […]

June 2016 | Useful to Parent Centers in connecting the families they serve with summertime activities and ideas. Looking for suggestions about fun things to do this summer with your children with special needs? Here are three resources to check out! 16 Special Needs-Friendly Tips for Family Car Travel Oh no, don’t say we’re going […]