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Appendices

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Appendix A - Calendars & Classroom Organizational Charts
A1: M-DCPS 2013-2014 School Calendar
A2: Organizational Chart and IEP Due Dates (to be kept in the classroom) word document
A3: Class List (to be sent to Pre-K District Office 3 times per year) word document
A4: Teacher Checklist
A5: Organizing Classroom Documents and Record Keeping
A6: Daily Monitoring Form for Diet/Allergy/Medical Condition - Sample
A7: Daily Monitoring Form for Diet/Allergy/Medical Condition word document
A8: Weekly Monitoring Form for Diet/Allergy/Medical Condition word document
A9: Monthly Monitoring Form for Diet/Allergy/Medical Condition word document
A10: IEP Goal Documentation Monthly (12 goals) word document
A11: IEP Goal Documentation Weekly (12 goals) word document
A12: IEP-at-a-Glance (From SPED EMS) with Goal Documentation added
   
Appendix B - The IEP Process & ESY Packets
B1: Suggested Measurable Goals and Benchmarks for Pre-K SPED ""
- Suggested Measurable Goals in IEP PLEP order
B2: Sample Individual Daily Schedule and Therapies
B3: Words to Consider When Writing IEPs ""
B4: Examples of Conditions for Goal Writing on IEPs ""
B7: Suggested Goals for Common Core Standards for Kindergarten ""
B8:

Extended School Year (ESY) Packets

   
Appendix C - Program Models
C1:

Referral/Evaluation Process

C2: Program Eligibility
C3: Continuum of Services
C4: Program Models
C5: Role Model Packet for 2013-2014
C6: Suggestions for Recruiting Classroom Role Models
C7: Assessment Consent Form for Role Model Students (English and Spanish)
   
Appendix D - ESOL
D1: Home Language Screening Questionnaire (4219)
D2: Prekindergarten ESOL Strategies
   
Appendix E - Daily Team Planning & Lesson Plans
E1: Daily Team Planning Process
E2:

HighScope Information for Lesson Plan Book -
Preschool:
- Curriculum overview
- Preschool Key Developmental Indicators
Infant Toddler:
- Curriculum overview
- Infant Toddler Key Developmental Indicators

E3:

- NEW Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program
- NEW Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) (List of Standards and Benchmarks for front of lesson plan book)
- NEW Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011) (Color booklet)

E4:

Daily Lesson Plan Forms
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- Shared Reading / Scope and Sequence
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- VPK Lesson Plan Explanation (for front of lesson plan book) word documents
- Full Day/Half Day (for Inclusion and Reverse Mainstream classes) word documents
- Full Day/Half Day with Math/Literacy/Investigation Small Group Time word documents
- Full Day/Half Day "Rotation" word documents
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- VPK Lesson Plan Explanation for Classrooms for Autism Spectrum Disorder (for front of lesson plan book)
- TEACCH word documents
- LEAP word documents
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- Intellectual Disabilities (IND):
Lesson Plan Explanation (for front of Lesson Plan book)
Lesson Plan 1 word documents
Lesson Plan 2 word documents

E5: High/Scope Wheels of Learning
E6: Substitute Letter
   
Appendix F - Forms (Can only be accessed from M-DCPS computers)
F1: IEP Forms
- All IEP forms are only available through SPED EMS
F2:

Assessment, Evaluation and Reevaluation Forms
- Observation of Prekindergarten Student Behaviors (4140)
- Informed Notice of Reevaluation Review Meeting and/or Consent for Reevaluation (4958)
- Notice of Intent and Parental/Guardian Consent to Conduct an Evaluation (4961)
- Notice of Intent and ParentalGuardian Consent to Conduct a Screening/Assessment (6279)
---English with PELI
---Spanish with PELI
---Haitian-Creole with PELI
---English (no PELI)
---Spanish (no PELI)
---Haitian-Creole (no PELI)

F3: Medical & Therapy Forms
- Physician's Request for In-School Nursing and/or Respiratory Therapy Services (4560)
- Consent Form for Mutual Exchange of Information (2128)
- Physician's Statement (formerly Report of Medical Examination - 1920)
- Physician's Referral for Physical Therapy Evaluation (2515)
- Physician's Referral for Change in Health Status - Physical and Occupational Therapy (4502)
- Authorization for Medication (2702)
F4:

Field Trip Forms -
- Field Trip Request Packet (2431)
- Requisition for Special School Bus (1596)
- Suggested Field Trips
- What is a Virtual Field Trip? Click this link and find out. Each link leads to many other links...soooo many places online to find graphics and videos for children.

F5:

Behavioral Forms
- Anecdotal Record (2480)
- Parental Notice of Physical Restraint Procedures (3446)
- Observation of Prekindergarten Student Behaviors (4140)
- Functional Assessment of Behavior for Prekindergarten Students (FAB) (6858)
- Positive Behavior Support Plan for Prekindergarten Students (PBSP) (6859)

F6:

Vision Forms
- Physician's Report of Eye Examination (1665)
- Functional Vision/Learning Media Assessment (3193)

F7: Miscellaneous Forms
- Request for Service - School/Classroom Equipment (0400)
- Parent Permission to Photograph/Videotape (6497)
   
Appendix G - Professional Development
G1: UPDATED! Professional Development Calendar 2013-2014 (List of offered trainings)
G2: Registration/Temporary Instructor Form for Professional Development, Classroom Observation and Mentoring
G3: Temporary Instructor/Substitute Day for PRE-Assessments Form
G4: Link to PD Registration Site
   
Appendix H - HighScope and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)
H1:

HighScope for Preschoolers - *external links to HighScope.org
- Curriculum overview*
- Preschool Key Developmental Indicators*
- Preschool COR Observation Items booklet (with key note examples and scoring information)
- Preschool COR with categories/items/leves (to print out for lesson plan book)

H2:

HighScope for Infants and Toddlers
- Curriculum overview*
- Infant Toddler Key Developmental Indicators*
- Infant Toddler COR Observation Items booklet (with key note examples and scoring information)
- Infant/Toddler COR with categories/items/leves (to print out for lesson plan book)

H3: OnlineCOR.net - assessment site - login required
- COR Advantage Desktop Poster
- COR Advantage Desktop Poster word documents
H4: Key Note Documentation Form
H5: Sample Classroom Design
H6: The Value of Work Time
H7: "When A Child Plays in the Areas" posters
H8: Play is Learning
H9:

Observation Scales
- Children's Art Products
- Beads and Laces
- Children's Block Structures
- Children's Writing Products
- Sequence of Cutting Development

H10: Unit Blocks
H11: Facilitating Play
H12: Mildred Parten's Developmental Stages of Social Play
H13: Classroom Label Photos (zipped folder - LARGE file, download takes a couple minutes!) Thanks to Claudia Monsalve and Tara Basan for the photos.
H14: NEW Infant and Toddler Key Developmental Indicator (KDI) Posters - zipped file*
H15: NEW Preschool Key Developmental Indicator (KDI) Posters - zipped file*
  * Thanks to Paula Blair for creating and sharing these posters!
   
Appendix I - Instructional Materials
I1: Suggested Instructional Materials and Equipment
I2: Suggested Instructional Materials and Equipment for IND and Multiply Impaired
I3: Classroom Inventory of Materials excel document
I4: Classroom Inventory of Materials for IND excel document
I5: Classroom Label Photos (zipped folder - LARGE file, download takes a couple minutes!) Thanks to Claudia Monsalve and Tara Basan for the photos.
I6: Sensory and Busy Box Toy Labels - Thanks to Claudia Monsalve and Tara Basan for the photos. ""
   
Appendix J - Assistive Technology
J1: NEW! Introduction to Assistive Technology - an excellent, quick, and easy to understand) overview from the University at Buffalo's Center for Assistive Technology
J2: "What is Assistive Technology in Pre-K SPED " Flyer - in English - in Spanish
J3: Pre-K Guide for Considering Assistive Technology
J4:

Pre-K Assistive Technology Implementation Plan (ATIP) word document
- Sample #1 (communication, social interaction)
- Sample #2 (communication, organization, attention, play skills)
- Sample #3 (positive behavior support -> FAB/PBSP)
- NEW! Sample #4 (physical access/seating/mobility)
- NEW! Sample #5 (positive behavior support -> FAB/PBSP)
Thanks to Stephanie Rad Quintana at Air Base for most of these wonderful ATIPs!

J5: Assistive Technology Implementation in Pre-K - "ATIP in Every Classroom" power point document
J6: Procedures for Assistive Technology Implementation, Screening/Assessment and Follow-Up
J7: Assistive Technology Resources (inventory of materials, devices, software and resources for assistive technology)
   
Appendix K - Islands of Possibility - Curriculum Adaptations for Multiply Impaired/Intellectual Disabilities (IND)
K1: Islands of Possibility Curriculum Overview
- Program Description
- Power Point: Islands of Possibility Overview power point document
- Power Point: Islands of Possibility Photo Tour power point document
- Power Point: Islands of Possibility Update 2007 power point document
- Creating Instructional Materials 2013 power point document
K2: Sample Classroom Design
K3: Suggested Instructional Materials for IND
K4: IND Lesson Plan Explanation (for front of Lesson Plan book)
IND Lesson Plan 1
IND Lesson Plan 2
K5: Positioning Chart
K6:

Sensory and Busy Box Toy Labels ""

   
Appendix L - Curriculum Adaptations for Children with Visual Impairments
L1: Suggested Curriculum Adaptations for Working with Children with Visual Impairments
L2: FLDRS List of Community Vision Resources
L3:

Procedures for SPED Pre-K Children Who Fail Vision Screenings - Heiken

L4: Free Eye Exam and Eyeglasses Consent Form - Heiken
   
Appendix M - Programs for Children with Autism
M1:
General Program Information
- Definition of Autism
- Elements of a Program for Children with Autism
- Diagram of Autism Spectrum
- Picture Exchange Communication System
M2
Resources for Visually Structured Classrooms and Work Systems
- Visually Structured Work Tasks (zipped folder of photos)
- Photos for Materials and Tasks (zipped folder - LARGE file, download
xxtakes a couple minutes!) Thanks to Claudia Monsalve for the photos.
- Sensory and Busy Box Toy Labels - Thanks to Claudia Monsalve and Tara
xx Basan for the photos. ""
- Individual Activities for ASD - Thanks to Conchita de la Campa for this
xx wonderful resource.
M3:
TEACCH Model
- The Culture of Autism
- TEACCH Strategies ""
- Daily Classroom Schedule - TEACCH Model
- Daily Lesson Plan - TEACCH Model

- Activities for 1:1 Time and 3:1 Time ""
- Work Time Staff Schedule Sample and Blank
- Work Time Rotation Sample and Blank
- TEACCH Progress Report ""
M4:

LEAP Model
- LEAP Info Flyer
- LEAP Daily Routine ""
- LEAP Daily Lesson Plan ""
- The LEAP Parent Agreement - in English, in Spanish
- LEAP Positive Behavior Support Plan
- LEAP Integrated Preschool Components
- Naturalistic Teaching Strategies
--- Incidental Teaching
--- Responsive and Environmental Strategies
- LEAP Visuals
--- Use of Visuals During Large Group Times
--- Large Poster Samples (zipped folder of .jpgs)
--- Planning Poster Visuals (Boardmaker files)
--- Planning Poster Sentence Strips (Boardmaker files)
xxxSmall Daily Routine & Individual Schedule (Boardmaker files)
xxxLarge Daily Routine & Schedule Receivers (Boardmaker files)
- Social Skills
--- Social Skills Posters (zipped folder of Boardmaker files - must have -----
-----Boardmaker software to open and print)
--- Social Skills Visuals (medium) for task analysis (zipped folder of Boardmaker ----- OOfiles - must have Boardmaker software to open and print)
--- Social Skills Visuals (small) for super star/reinforcement system (zipped
---- folder of Boardmaker files - must have Boardmaker software to open and
---- print)
--- Dr. Jean's Cheer Cards for reinforcement/celebrations

M5:
Data Collection
- Data Collection Form (blank)
- Data Collection Sample
- Data Collection Forms (10 Day)
- Data Collection Forms (10 Day)- Language
- Data Collection Forms Monthly
- Data Collection Forms Monthly- Language
- Data Collection LEAP Behavior Medication ""
- Data Collection LEAP Social Rating ""
- Data Collection Goal Break Down Samples (zip files)
M6:

Quality Program Indicators
- LEAP Model High-Fidelity Checklist
- TEACCH Model High-Fidelity Checklist
- Non-Model Specific (BAU) High-Fidelity Checklist

M7:

Links
- U.M. CARD Center
- National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
- Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the US
- Autism Research Institute
- Autism Resources
- Autism Society of America
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)
- Patient-Centered Guides on autism
- Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic
- Indiana Resource Center for Autism

   
Appendix N - Positive Behavior Support Strategies
N1: Suggested Curriculum Adaptations for Working with Children with Challenging Behaviors
N2: Assistive Technology Implementation Plan (ATIP) - to be completed to determine adaptations/strategies for Positive Behavior Support prior to conducting a Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB )word document
N3:

Examples of ATIPs for Positive Behavior Support:
- Sample #1 (positive behavior support -> FAB/PBSP)
- NEW! Sample #2 (positive behavior support -> FAB/PBSP)
Thanks to Stephanie Rad Quintana for these super ATIPs

N4: Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB) Procedures
N5: Functional Assessment Interview Form
N6: Function Assessment of Behavior - Attachment (Core Deficits)
N7: Functional Assessment of Behavior for Prekindergarten Students (FAB) (FM 6858)
N8: Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) (FM 6859)
N9:

Websites for Teachers and Parents on Communication/Behavior word document

   
Appendix O - Field Trips
O1: Field Trip Forms (see F4 above)
O2: Completed sample of Requisition for Special School Bus Form with Program Number
O3: Suggested Field Trips
O4: What is a Virtual Field Trip? Click this link and find out. Each link leads to many other links...soooo many places online to find graphics and videos for children.
   
Appendix P - Schedules & Toilet Training
P1: Sample Classroom Daily Routines/Schedules
P2:

Toilet Training
- Toilet Training Schedule Data Chart
- Toilet Training Sequence Data Chart
- Boardmaker Toileting Visuals - Boy (English) - Boy (Spanish) - Girl (English) -
Girl (Spanish)

P3: Diapering and Handwashing
P4: Toilet Training Letter to Parents
   
Appendix Q - Data Collection / Ongoing Monitoring of Progress
  All the following Data Sheets are in Word format word documents so you can customize them to your needs:
Q1: General Data Sheet (goal/benchmarks, 5 occurrences, prompt level)
Q2: Assistive Technology Data Sheet (task, tool, 5 occurence/opportunity, AAC prompt hierarchy)
Q3: Prompt Level Data Sheet (graph style)
Q4: Weekly Data Sheet (5 occurrence/opportunity, with dates)
Q5: Yes/No Data Sheet (with weekly dates)
   
Appendix R - Progress Reports
R1: Progress Report for Role Models - English - Spanish ""
   
Appendix S - Curriculum Components
S1: High/Scope - link to the High/Scope homepage
S2: Building Early Language and Literacy (BELL)
- Link to BELL page
- BELL flyer - in English
- Links to BELL Shared Reading and Phonological Awareness Boardmaker Downloads - symbols, boards and overlays for each BELL Big Book and each poster (32 choice boards "talk" on your computer screen if you have Boardmaker PLUS)
- Shared Reading Book List (for parents) by Dawn Peralta
- Alphabet Knowledge (suggested strategies for teaching the letters)
- Shared Reading Story Extension Ideas
S3:

Math
- Link to Math page
- Suggested Math Materials
- Pre-K Math Checklist

S4: LEAP/Social Skills Curriculum
- Link to LEAP page
- LEAP flyer
- Link to Behavioral/Social Boardmaker Downloads page with Social Skills posters and symbols
- LEAP Parent Agreement - English - Spanish
- LEAP "Free Pre-K" Flyer in English and Spanish
S5: Conscious Discipline
- Link to Conscious Discipline page
- Conscious Discipline flyer - in English - in Spanish
- Link to Behavioral/Social Boardmaker Downloads page with Conscious Discipline boards and symbols
S6: Scope and Sequence suggestions
- Suggested Curriculum Sequence and Home Learning by Julio Suarez
- PreK Scope and Sequence by Monica Amador
- Conscious Discipline/Social Skills routines by Monica Amador
- Transition Songs - A Full Year Song Map and Daily Routine Songs (larger format) - by Monica Amador
   
Appendix T - Technology
T1:

Link to TeachSmart page

   
Appendix U - Assessment Requirements & Computer Assessment Charts
U1: Review of Assessment Requirements
BDI-2 Initial Testing Flowchart
U2:

Required Assessments
- OnlineCOR.net (for keynotes and reports)
- BDI-2 excel document
- DECA excel document
- DECA-P2 excel document
- DECA for Infants and Toddlers (1-3 months)
- DECA for Infants and Toddlers (3-6 months)
- DECA for Infants and Toddlers (6-9 months)
- DECA for Infants and Toddlers (9-12 months)
- PELI excel document
- PELI Scoring Booklet
- PELI Student Profile Sheet!
- PELI Stages of Writing
- PLS4 excel document (Half-Day Speech/Language classes only)

U3:

Supplemental Assessments and Resources
- BDI Parent Questionnaire in English and Spanish - submitted by Marsha Erdmann
- BDI Scoring Review
- BDI Most Common Errors
- BDI Resources from TATS (web page)- Florida's Technical Assistance and Training System (TATS) - for programs serving prekindergarten with disabilities
- Early LAP excel document
- Brigance excel document
- Carolina for Infants and Toddlers - version 1, version 2excel document
- Carolina for Preschoolers excel document
- LAP-D excel document
English Age Equivalents for LAP-D Subscales for LAP-D 3rd Edition
Spanish Age Equivalents for LAP-D Subscales for LAP-D 3rd Edition

U4: Assessment Checklist word document (handy chart to keep track of student testing)
U5: - Notice of Intent and ParentalGuardian Consent to Conduct a Screening/Assessment (6279)
---English with PELI
---Spanish with PELI
---Haitian-Creole with PELI
---English (no PELI)
---Spanish (no PELI)
---Haitian-Creole (no PELI)
U6:

Pearson Chronological Age Calculator
http://www.pearsonassessments.com/hai/images/ageCalculator/agecalculator.htm

   
Appendix V - Transition to Kindergarten
V1: List of Exiting 5 Year Olds
V2: Kindergarten Transition Information Form A
V3: Kindergarten Transition Information Form B
V4:

Kindergarten Transition Student Preparation ""
Kindergarten Transition Student Preparation ""

V6:

Suggested Goals for Common Core Standards for Kindergarten "" (formatted to print on 3 double sided pages)

   
Appendix W - Program Standards
W1: Standards for Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities updates coming soon
   
Appendix X - Program Monitoring and Technical Assistance
X1: Prekindergarten Program Review
X2: Prekindergarten Technical Assistance Record word document
X3: Prekindergarten Technical Assistance Record for Mentoring word document
X4: Prekindergarten Technical Assistance Record Assistive Technology word document
X5: Mentor/Mentee Call Log word document
X6:
Action Plan Form (for Mentoring or Technical Assistance) ""
   
Appendix Y - Family Involvement - if you need any of these resources as Word documents so you can edit them for your class, email your specific request to smiguel@dadeschools.net
Y1:

- "Welcome to our School - Open House" Power Point - ENGLISH version
- "Welcome to our School - Open House" Power Point ENGLISH with SPANISH translations
- Presenter Tips
- Increasing Parent Workshop Attendance
-MDCPS Parent Teacher Conference Toolkit

Y2: Late Arrival Signs
- 8:20
-11:20
Y3:

Letters to Parents for the Beginning of the Year
- Parent Resources (FM 6334)
- Getting to Know Me booklet for parents
- Conociendome (Getting to Know Me booklet in Spanish)
- Get Acquainted Day word document
- Beginning of School Letter to Parents
- Bringing Home a Painting Letter to Parents
- Toilet Training Letter to Parents
- Start of the Year Checklist - Spanish - Haitian Creole
- Parent Permission to Photograph/Videotape (FM 6497)

Y4:

Letter to Parents of Items to Send
- Things to Send Letter - Spanish - Haitian Creole
- Snack Letter
- Don't Throw It Away!
- For the Sensory Table - Spanish - Haitian Creole
- We Are Looking For - Spanish

Y5: Daily Notes Home
- Pre-K News - Spanish - Haitian Creole
- Picture Daily Report - Haitian Creole
- Preschool Home Note
- What I Did Today
Y6: Parent Communication Log
Y7: Parent Workshop Notification
Y8: M-DCPS Parent Pathway and School Board Rule on Parent Involvement:
-English
-Spanish
-Creole
Y9: Shared Reading Book List (for parents) by Dawn Peralta
Y10: Home Learning Activities
  - Home Learning Activities Idea - contributed by Rose Virgile at Thena C. Crowder Early Childhood and Special Education Center
   
Appendix Z - District Personnel
Z1: Pre-K Special Education District Staff

 

 

   
   
   
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