Resources for Early Childhood Teachers

  • The DCIU Preschool Education Program makes an effort to provide trainings and share access to community resources with early child care providers and has created a mailing list in order to share information as it becomes available. 

    To join the DCIU Early Child Care Center Mailing List please email Susan Handschuh at shandschuh@dciu.org and provide your name, name of child care center, phone number, address and email. 

    **Inclusion Corner**   

    Inclusion Corner is a series of training clips created by DCIU Preschool Special Education teachers and therapists to provide an overview of effective strategies and interventions to support young children with different abilities. Please check back for updated information! 

    INCLUSION CORNER:  PART 1- Using Visuals for Cognition, Cutting skills, Supporting Children in Taking a Break
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73rD5Ez2to8

    INCLUSION CORNER:  PART 2- Using visuals for behavioral expectations, fine motor skills
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD52Z8U7WBg 

    Additional Resources: 

    Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention
    Site provides research-based strategies to improve the functioning of children, free presentations, articles, and ideas that can be immediately applied.
    http://www.challengingbehavior.org/index.htm

    Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
    CSEFEL provides resources for families, teachers, and trainers in early intervention. Although many of their visual support materials are aimed toward children in childcare, they are easily adaptable to the home.
    http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/

    Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Network
    State wide supports network that provides resources for implementing Program Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in early chilldhood programs.http://www.papbs.org/

    Head Start Center for Inclusion
    Provides training modules and resources that early childhood teachers can utilize to support children to participate in preschool activities including visuals and strategies for modifying activities.
    http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/