Martin, D., Jean-Sigur, R., & Schmidt, E. (2005). Process-oriented inquiry--A constructivist approach to early childhood science education: Teaching teachers to do science. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 17(2), 13-26. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/recordDetails.jsp?searchtype=basic&pageSize=10&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ798815&eric_displayStartCount=1&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=kw&_pageLabel=RecordDetails&objectId=0900019b8040c25a&accno=EJ798815&_nfls=false
This article discusses the basic elements of process-oriented inquiry that can help preservice and in-service early childhood teachers to implement constructivist science education in their own classrooms. Table 1 in the article is especially helpful in understanding the role of a teacher to foster scientific inquiry
National Center for Learning Disabilities. (n.d.). Preventing early reading failure and its devastating downward spiral. Retrieved from http://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/fall-2004/avoiding-devastating-downward-spiral
This article discusses what teachers can do to support children with weak reading skills to prevent children from experiencing persistent reading difficulties.
Child Care Plus. (2009). I don’t have an accessible playground-or do I? Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/TipSheets/TipSheet23.pdf
This tip sheet describes ways to inexpensively adapt or modify a playground to meet individual child needs
Institute of Education Sciences. (2013). What Works Clearinghouse: Early childhood education. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Topic.aspx?sid=4
Select the Early Childhood Education topic area. This website lists all the interventions/curriculums for the Early Childhood Education topic area that WWC reviewed and the status of their review.
Institute of Education Sciences. (2013). What Works Clearinghouse: Children and youth with disabilities. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Topic.aspx?sid=19
Select the Early Childhood Special Education topic area. This website lists all the interventions/curriculums for the Children and Youth with Disabilities topic area that WWC reviewed and the status of their review.
Zero to Three. (n.d.). Learning Happens DVD. Retrieved from https://secure2.convio.net/zttcfn/site/Ecommerce/1742670740?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=2661&store_id=1121
This DVD provides additional video clips for use during your classroom observation activity.
*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.
Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. (2001). Child assessment. Retrieved from http://clas.uiuc.edu/review/ChildAssessment.pdf
Review Guidelines for Material Selection: Child Assessment
South Carolina First Steps. (2012). BabyNet policy and procedure manual appendix 3: Established risk conditions. Retrieved from http://scfirststeps.com/babynet/
This fact sheet provides BabyNet's List of Established Risk Conditions; children on this list are automatically eligible for BabyNet services
California Department of Education. (2004). Reasons for concern that your child or a child in your care may need special help. Retrieved from http://www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart/docs/ReasonsForConcern_English.pdf
Page 3 of this document lists areas of development and characteristics that might be reasons to be concerned about a child’s development.
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). 15 minute in-service: Individualizing. Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/individualizing
This webpage provides information related to individualizing instruction in the classroom, including a presentation, tips for teachers, supervisor’s checklist, research brief, and a list of helpful resources.
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). 15 minute in-service: Supporting early literacy through universal design & assistive technology. Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/family-literacy-2
This webpage provides information and resources for supporting early literacy, including a presentation, tips for teachers, supervisor’s checklist, research brief, and a list of helpful resources.
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). 15 minute in-service: IEP basics. Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/inclusion-service-iep
This webpage provides an introduction to the IEP process, including a presentation, tips for teachers, supervisor’s checklist, research brief, and a list of helpful resources.
Young, L. A. (2007). Writing individualized family service plan strategies that fit into the ROUTINE. Young Exceptional Children, 10(3), 2-9, doi: 10.1177/109625060701000301
This article provides a framework for developing IFSP strategies that reflect best practice.
Young, L. A., & Grisham-Brown, J. (2006). Moving from assessment information to IFSPs: Guidelines for a family-centered process. Young Exceptional children, 9(2), 2-11, doi: 10.1177/109625060701000301
This article describes a step-by-step process for translating assessment information to IFSP outcomes.
Menear, K. S., & Davis, L. (2007). Adapting physical activities to promote overall health and development: Suggestions for interventionists and families. Young Exceptional Children, 10(2), 11-16, doi: 10.1177/109625060701000202
This article provides information about the importance of physical activity and lists resources regarding adaptations.
Division for Early Childhood. (n.d.). DEC recommended practices DVD: Selected strategies for teaching young children with special needs. Retrieved from http://www.dec-sped.org/yec
This 20-minute DVD provides examples of teaching procedures including peer-mediated strategies, consequences, prompting strategies, and naturalistic teaching procedures.
*Must be purchased and ordered in advance.
Notari-Syverson, A., & Sadler, F. (2008). Math is for everyone: Strategies for supporting early mathematical competencies in young children. Young Exceptional Children, 11(3), 2-18, doi: 10.1177/1096250608314589
This article describes preschool math competencies and suggests strategies for use with children who are at-risk or children with disabilities.
California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging. (2007). Talking with parents when you have concerns about a child in your care. Retrieved from http://cainclusion.org/camap/trainingppts.html
This module includes information about how to support families whether or not they choose to seek a referral to address the concerns.
Zero to Three. (2003). Early literacy. Retrieved from http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-language-literacy/earlyliteracy2pagehandout.pdf
This handout offers ways to support early literacy for infants and toddlers.
Center for Early Literacy Learning. (2010). Literacy-rich classroom and community activities. Retrieved from http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/cellpract_pract/infant/PGPrac_I_LitRichClass_WM.pdf
This information sheet offers about ideas for use in infant classrooms with real-life scenarios