Disabilities Services Newsletters

The Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter is produced monthly by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL).

Observation: The Heart of Individualizing Responsive Care

Use this resource with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors who work with infants, toddlers, and their families.It offers information on observation as well as strategies to support and strengthen this important component of quality infant and toddler care.

Session 1: Preschool Inclusion: Laying the Groundwork for Success

This session is intended to lay the groundwork for successful inclusion in preschool. After viewing the video, Preschool Inclusion: Working Together to Make It Happen, participants will explore and discuss how families and service providers can effectively work together to create and support inclusive experiences for preschool-age children who have disabilities.

Session 4: Getting Services Started

Using the video Getting Services, this session reviews the processes of early identification; referral to early intervention to determine eligibility for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C services; and support to families who are accessing services.

Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning

These 15-minute In-service Suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.