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Teaming and Collaboration

two adults play with a toddlerTeaming and collaboration practices promote and sustain collaborative adult partnerships, relationships, and ongoing interactions. They ensure that programs and services achieve desired child and family outcomes and goals.

Learn more about recommended practices related to teaming and collaboration from the Division for Early Childhood.

Resources for each topic area are organized based on their level of impact for learning. The resources provided are only a sampling of the resources available on these practices.

Knowledge Awareness Level

Resources that fall into this category provide basic information and do not include activities that draw participants in to respond or reflect. They include archived webinars and checklists.

Infographic: Young Children with Special Needs
This infographic provides easy-to-read information about the requirements of serving children with special needs. It includes essential information about laws, Head Start requirements, and data about the number of children served. The infographic also includes links to resources staff can share with families to help them understand how to identify a developmental delay, laws, the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and early intervention services.

Integration Checklist: Including Children with Significant Disabilities in Head Start
Disabilities coordinators, teachers, and staff can use this checklist to ensure that children with significant disabilities are included in Head Start program and classroom routines and activities to the maximum extent possible.

Knowledge Acquisition Level

Resources in this category provide information and include activities that draw participants in to respond or reflect.

Inclusion Planning Checklist: Center-Based Early Care and Education Programs
Use this checklist as a tool for providing center-based services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. The suggestions may be useful for creating responsive and inclusive environments. The checklist contains four sections: 1. Build Relationships; 2. Gather and Share Information and Resources; 3. Develop and Implement Plans; and 4. Review and Evaluate Services.

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Topic:Children with Disabilities


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Last Updated: October 31, 2017