M-DCPS link
Office of ESE

Links for Teachers


Educational Materials and Activity Ideas


Adopt a Classroom


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Great resources for social and emotional development. Scroll down to the "Teaching Social Emotional Skills" section for the emotion pictures


DLTK's Growing Together
Features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and projects for holidays and educational themes


Donors Choose


Dr. Jean - Activities and Songs for Young Children If you click on "Activities of the Month" there are all kinds of cool books and other stuff to download.  They even have a book for Tooty Ta!!! Check it out!


Dr. Jean's Cheer Cards
Check out these terrific celebrations to use as reinforcers in social and emotional instruction.


Do2Learn Foundation is a non-profit, institute that offers thousands of pages of FREE resources that address the issues of special children. AMAZING free stuff!


Effective Teaching by Henry and Rosemary Wong
This site reinforces many of the positive classroom management principles we already practice but offers some new ideas too!


Kelly's Kindergarten
Features free powerpoint presentations that go along with many Dr. Jean and Jack Hartmann songs


provides lots of educational activities in language arts for preschool and elementary age children


Let's Play! Projects
information on selecting toys for play, toys for children with disabilities, adapting toys to make them easier to use, locating specially designed toys


Little Giraffes
ideas for hands-on development of phonological awareness


NOVA Science Now Program Features Autsim Study


Recognition and Response (RTI for Pre-K)
We are pleased to share this website that is designed to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and resources on Recognition & Response (R&R), including highlights from a recent webinar presenting new research findings on the first implementation study on R&R in pre-k classrooms. 


Specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets, and activities for students who have autistic spectrum disorders.


Tools for Educators
Enjoy these printout generators, game makers, and programs for teachers to make and print    teaching resources with pictures or text. 


Toys for the Holidays for Children with Disabilities
article from Assistive Technology News with information on buying appropriate toys for children with hearing impairments, physical impairments, developmental delays and vision impairments. Includes links to other sites as well.


Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Teacher Toolkit
Each toolkit folder provides content information, video, and resources that support VPK teachers as they plan for instruction with their children.


Has five great programs which offer free books for your school in English or Spanish


Resources for Visual Strategies


An image search service with more than 2,000,000,000 pictures.


SET-BC (Special Education Technology British Columbia) pictureSET database
A collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community.


Use Visual Strategies.com
Pictures to print to help you to - organize the environment, teach skills and improve two-way communication, develop calendars and schedules, give students information, communicate what is happening, explain what is changing and establish rules and behavior guidelines.




Autism Internet Module (AIM) Project
This project, primarily through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, is a collaborative effort to develop a series of 80 online modules including characteristics, diagnosis, interventions and supports, transition, and employment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Module authors include experts from across the nation


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Promotes the social emotional outcomes and enhances the school readiness of low-income children birth to age 5, and serves as a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices


Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Provides tools and strategies to assist teachers in problem-solving a plan to support young children who are having challenging behavior


Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
Promotes young children's social and emotional development. Sign up to receive their quarterly newsletter.


Division of Early Chilhood (DEC)
Early Childhood branch of the Council for Exceptional Children


Dr. Becky Bailey's Loving Guidance
Renowned teacher, author, and nationally recognized expert in Early Childhood Education and Development


Downloadable Video Series on Early Childhood Assessment
The Colorado Department of Education's Results Matter Program has produced a collection of videos that help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice. You can watch the videos online or download the free clips for use in educational and professional development activities.


Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten Program


HighScope Educational Research Foundation


National Association for the Education of Young Children - (NAEYC)


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)


Project Participate
provides families, educators, administrators and therapists with simple strategies to increase the active participation of students with disabilities in school programs