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The REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) initiative provides teachers with resources, training, and ongoing support.

Early Childhood Education and Care

EXPLORE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

ECEC Resources

Every child has their own unique developmental needs, however, some children’s needs are greater than others. Some delays are immediately apparent and others will take years to surface. Early childhood interventions are meant to help identify and address delays so that each young child can reach his or her fullest potential.

As you embrace inclusion, the following resources serve to support curriculum, instruction and assessment practices that are evidenced to foster the achievement of all children. Remember that you are not alone.

 

Online and Video Training

 • Online Training Modules

Tips for Communicating/Involving with Parents

Meeting the Needs of Children with Developmental Delays/Disabilities Strategies

Communicating with Early Interventionists, Collaborating with Early Interventionists

Dialogic Reading Practices

 • Video Libraries

Results Matter video library

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library

 • Resource Centers

Cerebral Palsy Guide

The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

Zero-to-Three

Understanding Inclusion

DEC/NAEYC Position Statement on Inclusion (pdf)

Inclusion Planning Checklist for Centers (pdf)

Our School doesn’t Offer Inclusion and Other Legal Blunders

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The Rights of Preschool Children with Disabilities

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Leadership and Administration

Administrator’s guide to Preschool Inclusion (pdf)

More than Songs and Snacks (pdf)

Collaboration

Team Meeting

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Talking with Families about Developmental Delays (pdf)

Recognizing Developmental Delays

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Authentic Assessment (video)

Recognizing Young Children with Delays (pdf)

Assisting teachers and parents in understanding the developmental stages

Practices in Early Childhood Inclusion

Video Clips (taken from Colorado Department of Education)
• Larisha Goes to School Video
• Austin Video
• Crystal Video
• Jacob_Video
• Quran_Video

 • Strategies

Strategies for working with children with disabilities

Toddlers and Technology

NDPCI Inclusion Resources (pdf)

What is Developmentally Appropriate and What is a Concern? (pdf)

Speech and Language Delays

Recognizing Speech Delays

Speech Delays

Speech Delays

Tips for Working with Children with Autism

 • Autism

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Including Children With Autism in Inclusive Preschools—Strategies that Work (pdf)

Strategies That Work (pdf)

Tips for Working with Children with Autism

Challenging Behaviors

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

Challenging Behaviors

Literacy

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

Social-Emotional

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood

RTI Action Network

Transition

Hemmeter Transitions (pdf)

Terrific Transitions

Getting Help

Early Intervention, How Child Find Works

Understanding Child Find

Locate a Child Find in Your State

REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven)

The REACH initiative provides teachers with resources, training, and ongoing support. Inclusive classrooms embrace students with disabilities in general education curricula and benefit students socially and academically without facing the stigma of segregation.