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. Using children’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is part of effective teaching, individualizing, and creating inclusive environments to support children’s positive outcomes.
Services for Children Who Do Not Qualify for IDEA
This vignette provides guidance for supporting children who do not qualify for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services.Learn More
The 10 Percent Eligibility Requirement
This Standards in Action looks at the eligibility and selection of children with disabilities. Follow a fictional disability services coordinator as she calculates the percentage to meet the program standard.Learn More
Supporting Interactions for Children
Social and emotional competence is key to early learning outcomes for all young children. Explore strategies that promote peer and adult-child interactions for children with disabilities or suspected delays.Learn More
Last Updated: March 11, 2020