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.

Environmental Audit of Site Location

An environmental audit should be conducted before construction of a new building; renovation or occupation of an older building; or after a natural disaster to properly evaluate and, where necessary, remediate or avoid sites where children's health could be compromised. A written report that includes any remedial action taken should be kept on file. 

Latex Allergy

Staff wear latex gloves to prevent contact with bodily fluids. However, allergic reactions to latex do occur. Use these tips to prevent allergic reactions to latex gloves.

Child Care Providers: Your Guide to New Crib Standards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new federal crib safety regulations that will become effective Dec. 28, 2012. All cribs provided by Head Start and Early Head Start programs must meet these new standards. Programs may use this information to learn more about how to comply with these new crib safety regulations.