Welcome Early Care and Education Administrators. CIBC has compiled resources to assist you to create and manage high quality early care and education programs for all children. These documents can assist you with your interactions and support of staff, children and families in your programs and may be used to guide your work and decisions regarding children with challenging behaviors or special needs.

Informational Documents
Responding to Concerns Regarding Children in Early Childhood Education: Administrator Checklist (pdf). A useful tool to use with staff and with parents when concerns arise about a child.

Inclusion: Role of the Program Administrator (pdf), produced by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) lists laws, challenges and solutions, and additional resources for administrators regarding inclusive practices for children with disabilities in their programs.

Reasons for Concern (pdf) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the California Department of Education (CDE). The purpose of the brochure is to facilitate finding and identifying young children who may benefit from early intervention or specialized education services and to encourage appropriate referrals regarding these children to Early Start and special education preschool services.

When to Seek Outside Help for Children’s Problem Behavior (pdf), produced by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a decision making guideline to assist to make decisions regarding when the need for outside consultation may be appropriate.

Tips for Talking with Parents (pdf), produced by the US Centers for Disease Control, gives helpful information on how to talk with a parent when a developmental delay is suspected. This tip sheet describes approaches and how to impart sensitive information in a positive way.

People First Language (pdf), written by Kathie Snow provides a thoughtful message about the power of language, attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities. It can be a helpful tool to share with staff to support inclusive best practices for children in early care and education programs.

A Framework for Reflective Questioning When Using a Coaching Interactive Style [Volume 4] (pdf) is an article published by Center for the Advanced Study of Excellence on reflective practice. The website has other useful articles.

The CIBC Brochure (pdf) describes the technical assistance project including types of TA provided, the consultant network and how to request technical assistance. Administrators are encouraged to download and distribute this brochure to all interested parties.

Administrator Links identifies resources on inclusive practices and challenging behaviors.