Resources

Early Care and Education (ECE) Provider and Teacher Resources section offers classroom strategies and information on inclusive practices and challenging behaviors.

Informational Documents
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.

Tips for Sharing Concerns with Parents (pdf) is a useful tool to use when discussing a concern of a child with a parent.

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.

Links
Teacher/Provider Links identifies resources on inclusive practices and challenging behaviors.

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