Websites (click to read more)

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that trains, informs, and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.  Zero to Three site. (external link)
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) – the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.  DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.  Council for Exceptional Children site. (external link)
ECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). ECTAC serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.  Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center site. (external link)
NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.  National Association for the Education of Young Children Site. (external link)
TaCTICS was an outreach training project funded by a U.S. Department of Education Grant.This web site is being maintained to share tools useful in skillfully navigating the path toward provision of Part C Services using the child/family’s daily routines, activities, and events as a context for assessment and intervention.  Therapists as Collaborative Team members for Infant/Toddler Commuinty Services Site. (external link)
CONNECT Modules are practice-focused instructional resources for faculty and other professional development providers. CONNECT modules are designed using a 5-Step Learning Cycle TM, an approach for making evidence-based decisions about practice dilemmas, based on the integration of multiple sources of evidence.  CONNECT site. (external link)
In collaboration with many colleagues representing diverse cultural and linguistic roots, the CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them. The materials and resources available on this site reflect the intersection of culture and language, disabilities and child development.  Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services site. (external link)
These videos have been produced to help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice. You can watch the clips online or download QuickTime versions of the videos for use in educational and professional development activities.  Results Matter Video Library Site. (external link)
OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers. These programs are intended to ensure that the rights of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their parents are protected. OSEP Site  (external link)

Pennsylvania Resources

Check out our PA Family Support Resources site with information on opioid resources, domestic violence and sexual assault support, as well as contact information for Early Intervention, Early Learning Resource Centers and Family Support programs.

 

Find information on the Early Learning Standards in an online bulletin board that houses ELS resources as well as the PowerPoint used for the ELS training. Take me to the bulletin board.(external link)

 

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework (external Link) was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. This universally-designed framework may be used by any person or family making a life plan, regardless of life circumstances.

 

Below, you will find links to PowerPoint resources for the Service Coordination Training.
Welcome Presentation
Pennsylvania Family Support Programs