Learn how to support peer and adult-child interactions for children with identified disabilities or suspected delays. Explore how social and emotional competence is key to early learning outcomes for all children.
In this webinar, find out about environmental modification practices. Learn how staff can make these changes to support children with suspected or identified disabilities.
Learn more about the Head Start Program Performance Standards as they relate to interim services. Identify ways to put these standards into practice.
The Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter is produced monthly by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL).
Young children vary in their skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and abilities. Effective teaching requires individualized teaching and chances to learn for all children to access, participate, and thrive in early learning settings. Individualizing for children who need more support helps ensure effective teaching for children with disabilities and other special needs across all the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.
This webinar series focuses on aspects of inclusion and services to children with disabilities. Experts draw on current evidence to cover topics such as assessment, screening, evidence-best practices that support individualization, and partnering with parents.
The Head Start Center for Inclusion offers a library of visual supports for teachers to use with children in the classroom. Look for illustrations of toys, art materials, daily schedule pictures, problem solving cue cards, and classroom certificates, to name just a few. Each one can be downloaded and printed out for immediate use.
This in-service suite gives an overview of eight types of curriculum modifications. Teachers can use these simple changes to classroom activities to increase a child’s engagement and learning.
Explore this in-service suite for individualized teaching practices. Learn how to enrich activities for children with specific learning needs.
Use these methods to break down a learning goal into smaller steps. Breaking down a goal into easier objectives helps a child to make steady progress in mastering a skill.