PRODUCTS

TATS products include resources for families, instructional staff, and administrators. They were developed by workgroups, composed of TATS staff and other early childhood partners.

Administrators' Walkthrough

The Administrators' Walkthrough Checklist for Prekindergarten Classrooms contains quality indicators that an administrator may observe during a walkthrough in a Pre-K classroom. Each item on the Walkthrough falls within three categories: physical environment, curriculum, and teaching (instruction). It is available in three formats:

Prekindergarten Children with Disabilities: Expanding Opportunities for Providing Services - A Guide for Making System and Program Level Decisions
This guide was developed to assist school districts in making decisions about inclusive early childhood placements for Pre-K children with disabilities. It addresses system and program decisions, and is intended for use by administrators and IEP teams, including families.

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TATS Talks with Families

Briefs for families of young children with special needs with information about Pre-K program options, the Individual Educational Plan (IEP), and the transition process.

TATS Talks 1 TATS Talks with Families About Pre-K for Children with Disabilities
2009 Volume 1, Number 1
(PDF file, 2,340 KB)

TATS Talks 2 TATS Talks with Families About Pre-K for Children with Disabilities
2009 Volume 1, Number 2
(PDF file, 2,180 KB)

TATS Talks 3 TATS Talks with Families About Pre-K for Children with Disabilities
2009 Volume 2, Number 1
(PDF file, 2,133 KB)
TATS Talks 3 TATS Talks with Families about the Transition Process from Part C to Part B
2011 Volume 1, Number 1
(PDF file, 675 KB)
TATS Talks 3 TATS Talks with Families about the Transition Process from PreK to Kindergarten
2014 Volume 1, Number 1
(PDF file, 470 KB)

 
TATS Talks TATS Talks with Families about the Transition Process from PreK to Kindergarten Part 2
2015 Volume 1, Number 2
(PDF file, 1.37 MB)

TATS Talks with Professionals about Inclusion Practices - The Integrated Therapy Model - What is integrated therapy? Why should we use it? Where does it happen? This TATS Talks describes the key elements of the integrated therapy model used in a Pre-K classroom and the roles of the teacher, therapist, family, and administrator in providing IEP-based instruction and therapy during regular classroom activities and routines. A companion training is being developed to go along with this TATS Talks to support therapists and teachers in this inclusive practice.

TATS & FIN Talk with Instructional Staff about Universal Design for Learning in Pre-K Inclusive Environments
Part 1 | Part 2
A joint effort by TATS and the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN), this Talk describes Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Part 1 provides the key elements of UDL with examples of what it might look like in a Pre-K learning environment, along with links to resources about UDL and inclusive educational practices. Part 2 describes how a teacher put UDL into action in her classroom and provides tips on how to plan for and apply UDL in a Pre-K classroom.