Working with Children with Disabilities

Review the requirements of Early Head Start programs around   children eligible for intervention services by their state or local agency providing services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

Spotlight on Child Maltreatment: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Children under the age of 8 experience maltreatment (e.g., child abuse, neglect, and trauma) at an alarming rate. During the first year of life, children are at the highest risk for maltreatment, with 24 out of every 1,000 children experiencing it (Child Maltreatment, 2014). An effective way to support children who have experienced maltreatment is to help them build resilience in the face of adversity. This issue explores practices for building resilience in children with disabilities or suspected delays who have also experienced maltreatment.

Responding with Families to Developmental Concerns

Discover ways to engage families when early childhood staff have concerns that a child is at risk for a disability or developmental delay. Some information in this module may also refer to children with disabilities as "children with special needs." The module is designed for educators working with children ages birth to 5.

Inclusion Webinars

In these webinars, explore inclusion, assessment, screening, and services for children with disabilities or suspected delays. Learn evidence-best practices that support individualization and partnering with parents.

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library

The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library was designed to strengthen the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Basics

Watch the following video clips from the Head Start Center for Inclusion, which provide teachers with a short and useful way to use resources when learning and participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.