Top Related Links for Birth-to-Three

Here is a collection of our favorite links and resources associated with faculty teaching birth to three.

About: Early On Training and Technical Assistance (EOT&TA), an Innovative Project of Clinton County RESA, offers personnel development to Michigan's early intervention service providers and parents. In particular, EOT&TA supports personnel in the 57 service areas throughout Michigan who provide services to infants and toddlers through Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), known as Early On Michigan.

About: The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health website supports strengthening relationships between infants, parents and other caregivers through training, news, events, resources, and MI-AIMH Endorsement.

About: Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth to 26 years of age) who receive, or may be eligible to receive early intervention and/or special education services.  This site offers disability specific information, materials on educational issues, parent resources, and more. There is an excellent section on Babies and Toddlers.

About: ECTA Center 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 provision of IDEA. ECTA serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for children with disabilities.This is a highly relevant and up-to-date resource of a large array of webinars, announcements, articles, learning communities, early intervention initiatives, events, research reports, and a weekly synopsis of events and activities.

About: This site provides information, resources and a broad range of professional development efforts specifically designed for early interventionists, students, families, faculty and all committed to ongoing learning.

About: The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) now houses many of the resources developed by NICHCY. These resources include Building the Legacy for our Youngest Children training curriculum (Part C), Babies and Toddlers section, Disability Fact Sheets, and IDEA.

About: These excellent videos and supporting materials are produced to help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice in early childhood. These resources are intended for use in educational and professional development activities. The videos are based in real life settings with families and providers and provide examples of best practice.

About: CONNECT modules are free on-line modules designed for faculty and other professional development providers to build knowledge about how early childhood practitioners' can make evidenced based practice decisions. The instructional resources use a 5-Step Learning Cycle, an approach for making evidence-based decision about practice dilemmas, based on the integration of multiples sources of evidence. The topics of the modules, available in English and Spanish are:

  • Embedded Intervention
  • Transition
  • Communication for Collaboration
  • Family-professional partnerships
  • Assistive Technology Interventions
  • Diologic Reading Practices

This is an excellent, not-to-be missed resource; easy to use, full of learning activities, engaging video clips, and input from faculty across the country who have used the materials.

About: Camille Catlett, Scientist at the University of North Carolina's FPG Child Development Institute presents resources on a topic of interest to individuals who support young children and their families, with emphasis on children with or at risk for disabilities.

About: This ten page document contains up-to-date information on nearly 100 free or low cost print, audiovisual, electronic, and evidence based materials on a wide array of topics, including observation, assessment, language and literacy, inclusion, social-emotional development, culture and diversity, dual language learners, family-professional collaboration, and play. 

Author: Camille Catlett

About: The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that show which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in their work. Most products at this site are available for your immediate review, download and use.

About: The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library includes four learning modules which consist of a presenter's guide, training scripts, handouts (in English and Spanish), and videos (in English, and with English and Spanish captioning) on the topics related to early childhood and early intervention. These practical and insightful resources were designed to strengthen the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in their communities.

About: The Beach Center on Disability, an affiliate of the University of Kansas provides easy-to-use written materials, videos on important issues, communities of practice, training, and more on topics related to disability. The Center bridges the gap between academic studies and the real-world 24/7 needs of families and individuals. One of its primary goals is to enhance the partnerships with practitioners, policy leaders, families, and members of the community. Co-directed by two long-time leaders in the field, Ann and Rud Turnbull, the Beach Center conducts research, offers training and technical assistance, and provides international, national, state, regional, and local service. A very valuable resource is a highly reputable recourse and "think tank"on issues related to disability, including early intervention.

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