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Impact Impact: Feature Issue on Early Childhood Education and Children with Disabilities

Resources for Preschools and Families (sidebar)

  • Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children . This national center takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities, and creates resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Among the resources is the "Roadmap to Effective Intervention Practices" series, which currently includes three recently-published documents on screening for social-emotional concerns, social-emotional interventions, and research on promotion of social behavior.
  • CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge . CONNECT is working with the early childhood community to create Web-based, instructional resources for faculty and other professional development providers that focus on and respond to challenges faced each day by those working with young children with disabilities and their families. Currently available online are the downloadable video "Foundations of Inclusion Birth to Five" and the instructional module, "Embedded Interventions." CONNECT is part of the FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) .┬áThis national resource center is focused on promoting the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. It offers extensive, practical, online resources for teachers, caregivers, and families to use in promoting social-emotional development of young children through the Pyramid Model.