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Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: G reat 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

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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.com - 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!

EduPuppy - an award winning site for "Everything for Early Childhood" - ideas, activities, philosophy, and much more

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

KizClub.com - 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

National Child Care Information Center - book lists for children's literature

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. 

Santa Maria-Bonita School District - Build your students' understanding and retention of the key vocabulary words with pictures.

Songs for Teaching - song tunes and lyrics for young children in Spanish

TinSnips.org - 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.

Wilbooks - has five great programs which offer free books for your school in English or Spanish

Resources for visual strategies

PicSearch.com - 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.

Organizations

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 or read past issues online here.

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

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 AssessmentThe 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

High/Scope 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

 

Featured Link


Autism Internet Modules

OCALI (the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) has released new modules on their site: Autism Internet Modules (AIM). A sampling includes: Time Delay, Reinforcement, and Self-Management, which join other titles including Visual Supports, Assessment for Intervention, and Transitioning Between Activities, and many others previously posted to AIM. Modules feature videos, charts, pictures, case studies and a glossary of key terms. Discussion questions and activities are designed to extend the learning, providing options outside the online environment to facilitate discussion and application of the content. Parent support groups, university faculty, or professional developers can use these questions and activities in face-to-face trainings.
   
       
   
   
   
Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities | Miami-Dade County Public Schools
5555 SW 93 Avenue, Miami, FL 33165 | Phone: 305-271-5701 | Fax: 305-598-5253
e-mail: ddecario@dadeschools.net