Early Childhood Education


The CONNECT Modules teach practices to solve dillemas in Early Childhood Education.

Cradle to Career Education: The Role of Early Childhood Special Education as the Foundation For Learning

Presented at the March 25th Statewide meeting of the Task Force on Quality Inclusive SchoolingMarch

Presented by:
Barbara Schwartz, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development Department of Teaching and Learning
Cecile Gleason, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
The College of St. Rose, Department of Teacher Education

IRIS Modules for

Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive modules, podcasts, case studies and articles that directly and effectively translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Very effective modules that can be used directly with students in teacher preparation programs.

Report on Preschool Education

Presented by Sandy Rybaltowski.

State Performance Plan indicators for early childhood transition

Monitoring Priority:  Effective General Supervision Part B / Effective Transition

The Starfall learn-to-read

Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

PBS - Ready To Learn

Integrated free and universally available children's educational television and online resources with community outreach to help parents and educators prepare young children for success in school.

Bibliography: Inclusive Education Practices for Students with Emotional Disabilities in the Primary Grades

Cheney, D. (in press). A transdisciplinary model for students' social and emotional development: Creating a context for inclusion. In J.R. Scotti and L.H. Meyer (Eds.) New Directions for Behavioral Intervention: Principles, Models, and Practices. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Muscott, H., Morgan, D., & Meadows, N. (1996). Planning and implementing effective programs for school-aged children and youth with emotional/behavioral disorders within inclusive schools. In the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (Eds.) Minilibrary Series on Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. Virginia: CCBD.

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII)

A five year national research project to study the inclusion of preschool children with disabilities.

CDC site for Child Development

The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is in the public's interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secure environments.

Get Ready to Read

Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children and a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. GRTR! brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write.

Child Care Lounge

Resources, articles, training and activities for child care providers and early childhood teachers and administrators.

New York Zero-To-Three Network

Fostering collaboration among those who work with babies, toddlers, and their families

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