The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) produces the Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter. This monthly newsletter is dedicated to staff working with young children with disabilities and their families. This page provides current and past issues of the newsletter.
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The transition to kindergarten is an important milestone for young children and their families that requires careful planning and support. The goal is to help the children feel confident and prepared to handle the big changes they will experience. Transitions can feel especially overwhelming for children with special needs and their families. In this issue, learn more about steps that support a smooth transition for children with disabilities.
Children who are DLLs can benefit from a range of strategies and activities to support their development and learning. These strategies promote meaningful, relevant, and active participation in early learning experiences alongside their peers. They are particularly important for children who are DLLs with disabilities or suspected delays. In this issue, find resources you can use to support these children at home and in the classroom.
When asked about their greatest need for support, many early childhood educators will refer to addressing behaviors that challenge them. This newsletter focuses on the top tier of the Pyramid Model, a multi-tiered framework of practices for promoting children's social and emotional development and teaching social skills, communication skills, and emotional competence.
National Centers:Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Audience:Teachers and Caregivers
Last Updated: April 21, 2021