South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

Online Resource Guide

Family Support

Beach Center: Experience-Based Knowledge

Beach Center on Disability. (2013). Experience-based knowledge. Retrieved from

This webpage contains a video and stories about the importance of the emotional and informational support a parent with a child newly diagnosed with a disability receive from being partnered with another parent of a child with a diagnosed disability through Parent to Parent-USA

Family Support
Professional Article

Moving from Concerns to Action: Enhancing Early Childhood Family Supports and Services through a Community of Practice

Turnball, A., Summers, J., Brotherson, M., & Epley, P. (2006). Moving from concerns to action: Enhancing early childhood family supports and services through a community of practice. TASH CONNECTIONS, March/April 2006, 6-10. Retrieved from

This article reflects on the provision of supports and services to families at the early childhood level over the last 5-10 years and discusses the evolution of a Community of Practice on enhancing early childhood family supports and services

Journal Article

Implementing Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A Call for Professional Empowerment

Soodak, L., Erwin, E., Winton, P., Brotherson, M., Turnball, A., Hanson, M., & Brault, L. (2002). Implementing inclusive early childhood education: A call for professional empowerment. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 22(2), 91-202. Retrieved from

This article uses one family to present two scenarios that highlight the gap between recommended practices and reality in providing quality inclusive early childhood education for young children with disabilities.

Communicating with Families

SpecialQuest Volume Building Relationships with Families Session 1: Creating Bright Futures

SpecialQuest Group. (2007). Creating bright futures (building relationships with families). Retrieved from

This module highlights the SpecialQuest vision for including infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in early care and education programs with early intervention and other community supports

Communicating with Families

SpecialQuest Volume Building Relationships with Families Session 2: Listening to Families

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library. (2007). Listening to families. Retrieved from

This session lays the foundation for building relationships with families by building good communication skills, including listening and individualizing services and supports for each family

Communicating with Families

SpecialQuest Volume Building Relationships with Families Session 3: When Concerns Arise: Learning from Families’ Experiences

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library. (2007). When concerns arise: Learning from families’ experiences. Retrieved from

This session covers information that is important to families and service providers when a disability is first identified. The video shares information on how to identify a possible disability in an infant or toddler

Family Support

SpecialQuest Volume Building Relationships with Families Session 5: Developing Family-Service Provider Collaboration

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library. (2007). Developing family-service provider collaboration. Retrieved from

This session explains specific examples of what family-service provider collaboration looks like and what families view as important in building those collaborative relationships so that they can be informed decision-makers for their child

Family Support

SpecialQuest Volume Building Relationships with Families Session 9: Planning to Serve the Diego Family

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library. (2007). Planning to serve the Diego family. Retrieved from

This session introduces a family's story through the video that allows participants to consider the family's cultural values and beliefs, experiences, and successes; and to think about how this relates to their work with young children with disabilities and their families in their communities

Cultural Diversity
Fact Sheet

Getting Off to a Good Start: Positive Interactions with Diverse Families in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

PACER Center. (2006). Getting off to a good start: Positive interactions with diverse families in early intervention and early childhood special education. Retrieved from

This short article discusses considerations when setting up and conducting meetings and home visits with families.

Early Literacy
Journal Article

Enhancing Outcomes in Early Literacy for Young Children with Disabilities: Strategies for Success

Johnston, S. S., McDonnell, A. P., & Hawkens, L. S. (2008). Enhancing outcomes in early literacy for young children with disabilities: Strategies for success. Interventions in School and Clinic, 43(4), 210-217, doi: 10.1177/1053451207310342

This article provides information about literacy and young children with disabilities.

Professional Article

Including Children with Disabilities: Are You and Your Early Childhood Program Ready?

Watson, A. & McCathren, R. (2009). Including children with disabilities: Are you and your early childhood program ready? Beyond the Web: Young Children on the Web, March 2009, 1-7. Retrieved from

The authors created a "Preschool and Kindergarten Inclusion Readiness Checklist" (p.3) to help administrators and teachers increase their awareness of the needs of children with disabilities


A Parent's Letter: Education Issues for Parents of Students with Developmental Disabilities

Including Samuel. (n.d.). Education issues for parents of students with developmental disabilities. Retrieved from's%20Letter.pdf

This resource is a letter from a parent of a child with autism to other parents of toddlers with disabilities about her experience

Language Development
Journal Article

Classroom-Based Versus Pull-Out Interventions: A Review of the Experimental Evidence

McGinty, A. & Justice, L. (2006). Classroom-based versus pull-out interventions: A review of the experimental evidence. EBP Briefs, 1(1), 1-25. Retrieved from

This is an article that reviews differing models of speech language interventions to discover opportunities and challenges of classroom or pull-out models

Physical Development

Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Physical Disabilities

North Carolina Cooperative Extension. (2011). Ideas for child care providers to help children with physical disabilities. Retrieved from

This website includes strategies for including children with disabilities in classroom activities

Instructional Material

Making Inclusive Education Work

Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. S. (2003). Making inclusive education work.  Educational Leadership, 61(2). Retrieved from

This article shares information about inclusion for educators, as well as tips to promote inclusion in the classroom.

Journal Article

Young Children's Decisions to Include Peers with Physical Disabilities in Play

Diamond, K.E. & Hong, S.Y. (2010). Young children’s decisions to include peers with physical disabilities in play. Journal of Early Intervention, 32(3), 163-177, doi: 10.1177/1053815110371332

This is an article about children’s perspectives of including children with physical disabilities in play.

Health and Safety
Instructional Material

Oral Health Supplemental Curriculum Resource: Preschool Children 3 to 4 Years of Age

South Carolina Department of Education. (2005). Oral health supplemental curriculum resource: Preschool children 3 to 4 years of age. Retrieved from

This curriculum was developed as part of the More Smiling Faces in Beautiful Places Initiative and includes Oral Health Activities that could be modified or adapted for use with children with disabilities

Instructional Material

Color Me Healthy: Preschoolers Moving and Eating Healthy

NC Cooperative Extension & NC Division of Public Health. (n.d.). Color me healthy: Preschoolers moving & eating healthy. Retrieved from

This program is designed for children ages 4 and 5 and teaches kids about healthy eating and physical activity

Instructional Material

Sesame Street: Healthy Habits for Life Child Care Resources Kit

Sesame Workshop. (2007). Sesame Street: Healthy habits for life child care resources kit. Retrieved from

This website contains three sections including Get Moving!, Food and Drink to Grow On, and Everyday is a Healthy Day