Below are links to agencies that provide information for families and Early Childhood programs that are in need of information related to supporting children during emergencies and crisis situations.
- Helping Children during Emergencies (from CDC)
- Children’s Emotional and Physical Health during Hurricanes (from American Academy of Pediatricians)
- Supporting Families during Hurricanes and other Disasters (from Florida Office of Early Learning) Includes resources for children’s books and activities and numerous links to agencies and resources
Professional Development Resources – Listed below are professional organizations and resources for Early Childhood information:
- CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) – UCF CARD’s overview of online trainings and resources
- ECTA – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center – ECTA’s homepage includes links to free webinars, information and video examples for evidence-based practices in early childhood, and regular updates related to remote instruction, evaluation, progress monitoring, and more.
- NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children – NAEYC’s free resources include Voices of Practitioners (articles about teaching written by early childhood instructors). Other information at NAEYC’s site include position statements related to evidence-based practices in area of early childhood such as play, equity, family involvement, social skills, and other topics.
- CSEFEL – Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning – This site is sponsored by Vanderbilt University and focuses on the development of social and emotional skills. The site features free modules, downloadable examples of strategies, and Book Nook (a program for using children’s literature in social skills instruction.
- ECLKC – Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (Head Start Inclusion) Resources related to supporting all young children, including children with identified and suspected delays and disabilities are included in this site.
- NCPMI (Pyramid Model) National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations – The Pyramid Model focuses on providing supports aimed at increasing social-emotional competencies and decreasing challenging behaviors in young children. Downloadable examples of strategies are available, including social scripts, visuals for routines, schedules, and social interactions. The site is maintained by University of Southern Florida (USF).
- TATS Guide to Evidence-based Practices -The TATS Professional Development series includes multiple resources in the Administrator Observation Guide and the corresponding “Rock Your Classroom” Guide for Teachers.
TATS recognizes the importance of family involvement in children’s educational experiences. The following list highlights resources for families and includes numerous resources in Spanish.
- TATS Talks to Families – Resources include developmental checklists, ideas for reading to children, encouraging communication, and information related to Exceptional Education services for young children.
- TATS Summer Activity Calendar – This is one of TATS most popular summer resources. The 4-month calendar includes simple activities that can be accomplished in just a few fun minutes each day. Kindergarten readiness activities are included but all activities are appropriate for various ages.
- Office of Early Learning: Parents’ Pages
New information regarding Child Outcomes: Indicator 7: FL Child Outcomes Summary Process. Child Outcomes Summary Process (COS) is an exciting way of measuring and reporting the growth of our Pre-K students make. It supports evidence-based practices in developing goals, instruction, and progress monitoring.
TATS Indicator Fact Sheet (State Indicators 6, 7, & 12) provides quick facts and information related to the State Performance Plan indicators. Data related to your SPP indicators can be found on your district LEA Profile. Additional resources for Indicators are included in the links listed below:
- Indicator 6 (Inclusion) Steps to Quality
- Indicator 7 (Child Outcomes Measures) Steps to Quality
- Indicator 12 (Transition)