South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

Online Resource Guide

Individualized Planning
Journal Article

Using Planning Time to Individualize Instruction for Preschoolers With Special Needs

Gisham-Brown, J. & Pretti-Frontczak, K. (2003). Using planning time to individualize instruction for preschoolers with special needs. Journal of Early Intervention, 26(1), 31-46, doi: 10.1177/105381510302600103

This study describes how preschool teachers plan classroom activities or events, how they describe procedures used to individualize instruction for children with disabilities, and challenges they face in planning effective, individualized instruction.

Individualized Planning
Resource Guide

A Guide to the Individualized Education Plan

U.S. Department of Education. (2007). A guide to the individualized education program. Retrieved from

This website provides a guide archived on the US Department of Education website that provides general information about the IEP process

Physical Development
Journal Article

Challenges of Children with Physical Disabilities

Pizzi, J. (2008). Challenges of children with physical disabilities. Rivier Academic Journal, 4(1), 1-9. Retrieved from

This resource is a reflective article by a person with a physical disability about the challenges of being a child with a disability

Early Literacy

Books, Nooks, Literacy, and Hooks

Center for Early Learning Literacy. (n.d.). Books, nooks, and literacy hooks. Retrieved from

This video highlights features that assist early literacy learning


Andrew’s Story

NYU Child Study Center. (n.d.). Andrew's story. Retrieved from

This video, approximately 9 minutes, features Andrew, a child with autism, and his support system.

Research Report

Parenting Infants and Toddlers Today

Zero to Three. (2010). Parenting infants and toddlers today. Retrieved from

This website contains a PowerPoint about a national survey of parents with infants and toddlers

Information about Disability
Journal Article

Early Intervention for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects

Guralnic, M. (2005). Early intervention for children with intellectual disabilities: Current knowledge and future prospects. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18, 313-324. Retrieved from

This article includes strategies that impact early intervention for young children with intellectual disabilities

Early Math
Resource Guide

Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade

Institute of Education Sciences. (2010). What Works Clearinghouse: Developing effective fractions instruction for kindergarten through 8th grade. Retrieved from

This practice guide highlights five recommendations, including strategies to develop young children’s understanding of early fraction concepts and ideas.

Early Math
Instructional Material

K-2 Math Assessments

Texas Algebra Ready. (2008). K-2 math assessments. Retrieved from

The math assessment tools and the interpretations of student responses and strategies are resources designed for K-2 students.


Early Science
Journal Article

It’s Time for More Early Childhood Science

National Science Teachers Association. (2010). It’s time for more early childhood science. Retrieved from

This is a short article on the web describing how children are natural scientists exploring their environment and seeking answers to questions

Early Literacy

CONNECT Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices

CONNECT. (n.d.). Module 6: Dialogic reading practices. Retrieved from

This multi-media web-based module teaches about the purpose, use, and benefits of dialogic reading practices when working with young children

Early Math
Journal Article

Developing Early Number Sense for Students with Disabilities

LD Online. (2007). Developing early number sense for students with disabilities. Retrieved from

This is a brief article that explains three ways to improve students' number sense

Early Math
Instructional Material

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Activities

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. (2008). NVLM activities. Retrieved from

The eNLVM resource provides interactive online math lessons, activities, and assessments and allows you to select math activities based on topic and grade level (PreK-2) from a grid.

Early Math
Instructional Material

Preschool Measurement Activities (n.d.). Preschool measurement activities. Retrieved from

This is a privately funded website that is aimed towards parents and has numerous activities that can be used in everyday settings. It is searchable by grade level (preschool measurement was selected) and by topic.

Early Math
Journal Article

Words Help People Form Mathematical Concepts, Study Finds

Harms, W. (2011, February 7). Words help people form mathematical concepts, study finds. UChicago News. Retrieved from

An article that demonstrates the important role language may play in learning the meanings of numbers from the Scholars at the University of Chicago

Early Math
Position Statement

NAEYC/NCTM Joint Position Statement on Early Childhood Mathematics

National Association for the Education of Young Children & National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2010). Early childhood mathematics: Promoting good beginnings. Retrieved from

This document emphasizes the application of math concepts to real-life contexts

Early Science

Learning Science Through Inquiry

Annenberg Foundation. (n.d.). Learning science through inquiry. Retrieved from

This website has videos from six workshops to aid in the understanding of the fundamental concepts in teaching science concepts through inquiry learning.

Early Math
Instructional Material

NAEYC Handout 2: Math-Related Children’s Books, Songs, and Finger Plays for Preschoolers

National Association for the Education of Young Children. (n.d.). Handout 2: Math-related children’s books, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers. Retrieved from

This Staff Development guide contains songs, finger plays and books related to math

Early Literacy
Fact Sheet

Early Literacy Practice Guides from Practitioners

Center for Early Learning Literacy. (2013). Practice guides for practitioners. Retrieved from

This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children age birth to five, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes

Early Literacy
Instructional Material

Five Big Ideas in Reading Instruction

Oregon Reading First Center. (n.d.). Five big ideas in reading instruction. Retrieved from

The Five Big Ideas of Early Literacy focus on Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Accuracy and Fluency with text, Vocabulary, and Comprehension