These short training suites help Head Start staff across all program settings learn how to use highly individualized teaching practices to make sure infants and toddlers with disabilities participate and learn alongside their peers.
With these resources, you can learn about how to develop a unique plan for a young child, aged birth to 3, who has been identified as eligible for services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The IFSP guides individualized services and supports that the Head Start program will provide for the child and their family. Read about how to create an IFSP, tips for partnering with Part C providers, and strategies to provide instruction on a child’s IFSP goals and outcomes.
Explore resources to understand and meet the learning needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities through the use of highly individualized teaching strategies. Learn about the importance of strong partnerships with families and early intervention agencies.
Explore the importance of strong partnerships between Early Head Start and Part C providers. Learn effective strategies to leverage these partnerships to improve the services and care offered to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
Read this guide to learn about Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and practical tips for partnering with Part C providers.
Read this guide to learn about the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and practical tips for using UDL strategies to support access and engagement.
Find answers to common questions about Practice-Based Coaching to support the use of highly individualized practices.
Read this guide to learn about the purpose, development, and implementation of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and practical tips on how education staff can stay involved throughout the IFSP process.
Find answers to common questions about embedded learning opportunities (ELOs) for infants and toddlers.
Explore how to bring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to life. Learn ways to make them a genuine part of a child’s everyday routines in their learning environment, home, or community.
This resource focuses on the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and each team member's role in that process before, during, and after the IFSP development.