South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

Online Resource Guide

Instructional Strategies

CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction

CONNECT. (n.d.). Module 7: Tiered instruction. Retrieved from

This module contains handouts, videos, and activities that explain how tiered instruction can be used to enhance learning and development in young children enrolled in early childhood centers and programs


CONNECT Handout 3.5: Policy Advisory: The Law Affecting Communication Among Professionals

CONNECT. (2012). Handout 3.5: Policy advisory: The law affecting communication among professionals. Retrieved from

This handout is a summary of the laws related to communication among professionals, specifically policies within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Head Start Program Performance Standards

Health and Safety

KidsHealth on Infections

KidsHealth. (2013). Infections. Retrieved from

Use this website to learn about various types of childhood infections.


Creative Arts
Resource Guide

Arts Assessment Resource Guide

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiative. (2008). Arts assessment resource guide. Retrieved from

This guide is intended to illustrated the process of assessment in the arts at the school district level

Creative Arts

Smithsonian Art Early Learning Resources

Smithsonian. (2012). Early learning resources. Retrieved from

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center provides links to resources such as articles like "Looking at Art with Toddlers," as well as videos and podcasts.

Challenging Behavior

CSEFEL Infant Toddler Module 3: Individualized Interventions for Infants and Toddlers: Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. (2010). Infant Toddler Module 3: Individualized interventions for infants and toddlers: Determining the meaning of behavior and developing appropriate responses. Retrieved from

The module contains PowerPoint slides, activities, handouts, and videos. This module could be presented as a full-day workshop, but could also be split up into different chunks depending on the class topic

Early Math

Numerical Mechanisms and Children's Concept of Numbers

Marmasse, N., Bletsas, A., & Marti, S. (2000). Numerical mechanisms and children's concept of numbers. The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved from

This article describes how children develop number sense from infancy and it explores the extent to which number sense is innate or learned. The applet at the end of the article demonstrates basic, step by step strategies students use when solving arithmetic problems

Health and Safety

USDA: Choose My Plate

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Food safety advice. Retrieved from

The USDA provides tips for food safety in order to reduce the spread of bacteria.#http://USDA Food Safety Advice

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Food safety advice. Retrieved from

The USDA provides tips for food safety in order to reduce the spread of bacteria.

Early Math
Journal Article

Exceptional Children: Researching the Young Child's Mathematics

Worthington, M. (2007). Exceptional children: Researching the young child’s mathematics. Primary Mathematics: Maths Coordinator File 25, May 2007. Retrieved from

This article highlights the development of children's early "written" mathematics alongside children's work samples

Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Daily Health Check

North Carolina Child Care Health & Safety Resource Center. (2011). Daily health check. Retrieved from

This tool is for parents and caregivers to daily check the overall health of the child.

Positive Behavior Support

Process of Positive Behavior Support

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children. (2011). The process of positive behavior support. Retrieved from

This web resource provides a description of each step in the positive behavior support (PBS) process and has corresponding resources to put the ideas into practice.

Instructional Strategies

ExchangeEveryDay Newsfeed

Exchange. (2012). Exchangeeveryday past issues. Retrieved from

ExchangeEveryDay is a daily newsfeed about early childhood education trends and topics, such as classroom management techniques, enhancing literacy, and social-emotional development

Journal Article

Preschool Assessment: A Guide to Developing a Balanced Approach

Epstein, A., Schweinhart, L., DeBruin-Parecki, A., & Robin, K. (2004). Preschool assessment: A guide to developing a balanced approach. National Institute for Early Education Research Policy Brief 7. Retrieved from

This article provides a description of different types of assessment and how to effectively and appropriately assess young children


15 minute In-Service on Ongoing Child Assessment

Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). 15 minute in-service: Ongoing Child Assessment Retrieved from

This webpage provides information related to ongoing assessment in the classroom, including  a presentation, tips for teachers, supervisor’s checklist, research brief, and a list of helpful resources.

Environmental Arrangement
Journal Article

Environment as Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

Early Head Start National Resource Center. (2010). Environment as curriculum for infants and toddlers. Retrieved from

This article describes using the classroom environment to enhance learning for infants and toddlers.

Information about Disability

Disabilities in Babies and Toddlers

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (n.d.). Babies & toddlers. Retrieved from

This website provides information about babies with disabilities and early intervention strategies

Environmental Arrangement
Resource Guide

Infant and Toddler Spaces: Design for a Quality Classroom

WestEd Program for Infant/Toddler Care & Community Playthings. (2011). Infant and toddler spaces: Design for a quality classroom. Retrieved from

This website provides a guide to room arrangement in child care settings for infants and toddlers

Early Literacy

Dialogic Reading Video Series

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (2013). Dialogic reading video series. Retrieved from

This series includes short YouTube videos of Dr. Grover Whitehurst discussing dialogic reading and its benefits to language development

Research Report

The SNAP Vaccine: Boosting Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch. (2012). The SNAP vaccine: Boosting children’s health. Retrieved from

New research by Children's HealthWatch finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) significantly decreases family and child food insecurity. Read this report to learn more about food insecurity and programs that are attempting to help families

Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Health and Safety Checklist Revised

California Childcare Health Program. (2005). CCHP Health and Safety Checklist-Revised. Retrieved from

This checklist is used to evaluate the health and safety of child care environments