Disability is Natural. (2013). People first language: Let's put the people first, not the disability! Retrieved from http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/people-first-language.html
This website provides an in-depth discussion of people-first language
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2013). Developmental milestones. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/disability/milestones
This page provides a snapshot of major developmental milestones in three month increments for children 3-12 months
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2013). Specific disabilities. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/disability/specific
This page provides links to information regarding several specific disabilities.
IRIS Center. (n.d.). Activity: People-first language. Retrieved from http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/activities/class/icl015.pdf
This resource offers a class discussion activity on using people-first language.
Milbourne, S. & Campbell, P. (2007). CARA’s Kit: Creating adaptations for routines and activities. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/store/node/666
This is an easy-to-use guide related to making adaptations and modifications to routines and activities based on a child’s individual needs, including specific situations and possible adaptations.
*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.
National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.). Should I be concerned? Retrieved from http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/ld-testing/should-i-be-concerned
This page is designed for parents, but can easily be used by educators for identifying disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.). Early reading and writing development. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-literacy/early-reading-and-writing-development
This page is about how children learn language and build early literacy skills
HealthyChildren.org. (2011). Cognitive development in preschool children. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/pages/Cognitive-Development-In-Preschool-Children.aspx
This page provides a description of cognitive development in preschoolers
National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.).Understanding physical development in preschoolers. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-childhood/understanding-physical-development-in-preschoolers
This page provides information about age appropriate physical development for preschoolers, as well as activities to support development at home
National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.).Understanding social and emotional development in preschoolers. Retrieved from http://www.getreadytoread.org/early-learning-childhood-basics/early-childhood/understanding-social-and-emotional-development-in-preschoolers
This page provides information about age appropriate social and emotional development for preschoolers, as well as activities to support development at home
Guyton, G. (2011). Using toys to support infant-toddler learning and development. Young Children, September 2011, 50-56. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/201109/Using Toys_Guyton_Online_0911.pdf
This article informs the reader about how toys can be used to support learning and development
Harms, T., Cryer, D., and Clifford, R. (2003). Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition. New York: Teachers College Press. Retrieved from http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/node/84
The ITERS is a scale used to assess child development settings, including standards for diapering and toileting children.
*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.
North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center. (n.d.). Posters. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildcarenc.org/training_materials.htm#posters
This website provides links to posters on health education for young children, as well as resources about nutrition, special health care needs and more.
Technical Assistance and Training System. (2010). Barriers to family involvement. Retrieved from http://www.tats.ucf.edu/docs/eupdates/FamilyInvolvement-10.pdf
This update provides suggestions for overcoming roadblocks to positive relationships with families
Child Trends. (2010). What works for home visiting programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Retrieved from http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2005/07/2010-17WWHomeVisit.pdf
This fact sheet shares what types of home visiting programs work for children from early childhood to adolescence
RTI Action Network. (n.d.). Engaging families in early childhood education. Retrieved from http://www.rtinetwork.org/essential/family/engagingfamilies
This website offers tips on how to "draw and attract" parents into the classroom
Pramling, N. (2009). Introducing poetry?making in early years education. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 17(3), 377-390. doi: 10.1080/13502930903101578
This article describes the findings from a study of early childhood teachers introducing poetry-making to young children.
Idaho Commission for Libraries. (2009). Print awareness. Retrieved from http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/LitCentersPrintAware2009Ssha_0.pdf
This handout provides ideas to develop print awareness for infants, toddlers, and school age children
Yopp, H., & Yopp, R. (2009). Phonological awareness is child’s play! Beyond the Journal:?Young Children on the Web, September 2009, 1-9. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200901/BTJPhonologicalAwareness.pdf
This resource is a handout on phonological awareness activities and playing with or manipulating sounds. There are suggested activities, books, songs, and poems
Bennett, T., Eatman, J., Garcia, G., Halle, J., McCollum, J., Ostrosky, M., Tarnow, L. ... Zhang, C. (2001). Cross-cultural considerations in early childhood special education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Retrieved from website: http://clas.uiuc.edu/techreport/tech14.html
This report provides an introduction to considering culture with specific sections related to implications for early intervention practice.