Children (3 to 22)

September 2010 In Spanish | En español The education of children with disabilities is a top national priority. Our nation's special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), sets high standards for their achievement and guides how special help and services are made available in schools to address their individual needs. More than 6 million children with disabilities receive special education and related services … [Read more...]

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...]

Joint Book Reading Makes Success in Learning to Read: A Meta-Analysis on Intergenerational Transmission of Literacy

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 44 describes the following: Title | Joint Book Reading Makes Success in Learning to Read: A Meta-Analysis on Intergenerational Transmission of Literacy Author | Bus, A.G., Ijzendoorn van, M.H., & Pellegrini, A.D. Source | Review of Educational Research, 65(1),1-21. Year Published | 1995 Abstract Results of this quantitative analysis of empirical evidence related to parent-preschooler reading support the hypothesis … [Read more...]

The Efficacy of Early Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 52 describes the following: Title| The Efficacy of Early Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis Author | Casto, G., & Mastropieri, M.A. Source | Exceptional Children, 52(5), 417-424. Year Published | 1986 Abstract Meta-analysis techniques were used to statistically combine findings from 74 primary research studies investigating the effectiveness of early intervention with preschoolers with disabilities. … [Read more...]

Resources Especially for Child Care Providers and Preschools

December 2010 Resources updated, April 2013It's a wonderful thing, to care for children, help them grow and change and learn, and keep them safe on their way. For those of you who help families and children every day by providing child care to the young ones or working in preschools, the rest of us say a profound "thank you." What a job you do! And with our finest treasures, too---our children.Quick-Jump LinksAbout developmental delays and disabilitiesLegal … [Read more...]

Indicator 6 | Preschool Children in General Education Settings

Updated, April 2013Indicator 6, sometimes referred to as Preschool LRE, concerns itself with the number of children with disabilities in preschools who received their special education services in general education settings, alongside their peers without disabilities. This is in keeping with the principles and requirements of IDEA with respect to children's placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE).The indicator reads as follows:______________________________Percent … [Read more...]

Indicator 7 | Preschool Children with Improved Outcomes

Updated, April 2013Indicator 7 focuses on improving outcomes for preschoolers with disabilities in three domains: social-emotional skills, knowledge and skills (especially communication and early literacy), and behavior.The indicator reads as follows: _________________________________Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who demonstrate improved:A. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);B. Acquisition … [Read more...]

Including children with disabilities in state pre-K programs

This 21-page policy brief is from the Education Law Center.  … [Read more...]

Early childhood inclusion training resources

SpecialQuest's Preschool Inclusion Series videos and training sessions explore several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers. … [Read more...]

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