Special Education Services for Preschoolers with Disabilities

September 2010 Special education is instruction specifically designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of children with disabilities, or those who are experiencing developmental delays. Services for preschool children (ages 3 through 5) are provided free of charge through the public school system. These services are available through the same law—the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—that makes available: early … [Read more...]

Subpart H of the Part B Regulations: Preschool Grants

e-CFR Data is current as of September 24, 2010 Available online at GPO Access Title 34: Education PART 300—ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subpart H—Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities § 300.800   In general. §§ 300.801-300.802   [Reserved] § 300.803   Definition of State. § 300.804   Eligibility. § … [Read more...]

Dialogic reading practices

Project CONNECT offers this free online module for early childhood practitioners. Meet Tenisha, a pre-K teacher who notices that some children are not paying attention during storybook reading, and learn how she implements dialogic reading practices to engage the children and help them develop language and literacy skills. http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-6 … [Read more...]

Early education findings of research

Eager to learn: Educating our Preschoolers is a comprehensive report from the National Research Council that synthesizes the findings on early childhood education, language acquisition, and emergent skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Read about the science of learning (cognitive development), the impact of cultural variations, preschool program quality, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, preparation of early childhood professionals, … [Read more...]

Social skills training for preschoolers with disabilities

This report from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) focuses on the effectiveness of social skills training for preschool children with disabilities. Social skills training is a collection of practices that use a behavioral approach for teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including: communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. After reviewing the research evidence, the … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.