Resources for Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes – ECTA – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Foundations of Inclusion Training Curriculum
This 4-hour training curriculum is designed to be used by professional development / technical assistance providers in a face to face facilitated workshop for early childhood professionals. The curriculum includes a facilitation guide, the Foundations of Inclusion-Birth to Five video and PDF documents of all the handouts. The documents can be printed or saved for your use and there is also a link to the video that you can download. This excellent resource is free of charge.
The Head Start Center for Inclusion
supplies training materials, teacher tools, videos, and print resources.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders
One priority for this center is to generate resources for families and professionals on evidence-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and on early identification and diagnosis of ASD. To support this priority, the Center has identified and created briefs on 24 evidence-based practices. Instructional modules and resources for an online survey course are also available to download.
Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs
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: 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.
The Evidence for Inclusion
This one-page document will help you quickly pull up and share definitions,
research findings, and access essential examples of the evidence for
National Professional Development Center on Inclusion at FPG Child Development Institute
offers a list of resources and discussions on early childhood inclusion, including a national inclusion position statement, blogs, presentations and other related materials.