Classroom Visuals & Supports

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.

How to Use the Documents

Pictures can increase a child’s understanding and engagement in the classroom. Visual supports can be especially helpful for children with special needs by giving them another way to communicate, instead of relying on verbal communication.

Select the links below to open a list of pictures for Activities, Block Building Ideas, etc. Download and print out the pictures as you would any Word document, in color or black and white.

Tips for Using the Pictures

  • Cut out and laminate for durability
  • Punch a hole in the corner and keep together on a metal ring for portability
  • Put a strip of hook-and-loop tape on the back and keep organized in a binder or folder

* Documents with an asterisk after the title contain special directions for use.

Last Reviewed: May 2014

Last Updated: October 29, 2015