This topical guide on early intervention and child care will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these books or contact us to request them.
- Behavior Matters: Making Child Care Work for You
Deborah Hewitt with Yvonne Pearson
HQ 778.63 .H611 2005 60668964
St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2005
Looks at ways you can work with your child care provider to address in consistent and appropriate ways the most common and perplexing behavioral challenges.
- Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings
Carol Paasche, Lola Gorrill, and Bev Strom
LC 4019.3 .P111c 2004 52514378
Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004
The purpose of this resource book is to help child care personnel to recognize and work with children whose physical, social, emotional, speech and language, overall communication skills, and/or cognitive development is different from that of other children their age.
- Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children: What to Do on Monday Morning
LC 4015 .W734 2009 191924749
Corwin Press, 2009
This handbook gives preschool and kindergarten teachers tools aligned with NAEYC and DEC standards to support all young learners by building relationships and providing positive classroom experiences.
- Not Just a Babysitter: Making Child Care Work for You
Julie Powers with Yvonne Pearson
HQ 778.5 .P888 2005 60603174
St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2005
Gives parents new ways to think about their relationship with their child care provider and offers strategies for partnering with them to create a satisfying experience for their child.
- Parent Savvy: Straight Answers to Your Family’s Financial, Legal & Practical Questions
Nihara K. Choudhri
HQ 778.63 .C552 2005 61131879
Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2005
Answers, tips, checklist and resources make this a useful parenting reference on a wide range of practical concerns that come with parenthood, including child care, financial planning, and balancing work with family.
- The ABCs of the ADA: Your Early Childhood Program’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act
Karren Ikeda Wood and Victoria Youcha Rab
KF 2042 .D3 W876a 2009 243960527
Paul H. Brookes, 2009
This book provides clear definitions, practical strategies, and useful scenarios to help educators and administrators understand and comply with the law. It includes guidelines on making program accommodations as well as writing appropriate policies and procedures.
- Transdisciplinary Teaming in Early Intervention /Early Childhood Special Education
Jennifer Lynn Kilgo
LC 4019.3.T73 2006 62533817
Association for Childhood Education International, 2006
This book contains a variety of topics involving partnerships and teams in the EI field. Chapters include an overview of transdisciplinary teaming in early intervention, how to establish successful teams, and a case study of a family. It also includes several chapters on what others should know about different professionals working in the field.
You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these videos or contact us to request them.
- Buddy Bear in My First Day at Preschool
27 minute DVD videodisc
HQ 774.5 .B927 2004 56388397
Hollywood: My First Day Productions, 2004
Buddy Bear is cuddly, friendly, and a little anxious about his first day at preschool. This video features imaginative exercises and songs that encourage working together, peer respect, and the fun and learning a day in preschool can inspire.
- Child Care and Children with Special Needs
HV 1570 .C45 2000dvd 611902521
Video Active Productions, 2000
This program explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects child care programs. It includes two segments that demonstrate how programs are making inclusion work in conventional settings.
- Just Being Kids: Supports and Services for Infants and Toddlers and their Families in Everyday Routines, Activities, and Places
WS 350.6 .J96 sud 2001 163584617
JFK Partners and Early Childhood Connections, 2001
This DVD presents six stories that demonstrate recommended practices as a therapist or early childhood specialist works collaboratively with a family to achieve meaningful goals for their children with special needs.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
- Child & Youth Care Forum, 40(3), 211–231
Parents’ Selection Factors When Choosing Preschool Programs for Their Children with Disabilities
Karen Glenn-Applegate, Jill Petimonti, and Laura M. Justice. (2011)
Parents, including parents of children with disabilities, are often challenged to find preschools that meet their families’ various needs and desires. Research on preschool quality is prevalent, but these studies rarely consider how parents perceive quality. This descriptive study asked what parents value most when choosing a preschool for their child with disabilities.
- Childhood Education, 80(6), 310–316.
Supporting Inclusive Care and Education for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: An International Perspective
Elaine B. Frankel. (2004)
This article focuses on the inclusion of young children with special needs into community child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens. It addresses the provision of effective programs for children with special needs and their families, the impact of care and education services on children, and factors that influence the inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood settings.
- Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(1), 93–109
Child Care for Children with and without Disabilities: The Provider, Observer, and Parent Perspectives
Lisa Knoche, Carla A. Peterson, Carolyn P. Edwards, and Hyun-Joo Jeon. (2006)
This article describes a study that investigated the characteristics of child care providers in inclusive and noninclusive center-based classrooms and family child care homes, the observed quality of care in a subset of these programs, and families’ perceptions of quality and satisfaction with child care services.
- Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28(4), 196–208
Impact of Trainings on Child Care Providers’ Attitudes and Perceived Competence Toward Inclusion What Factors Are Associated With Change?
Mary J. Baker-Ericzén, Mary Garnand Mueggenborg, and Mary M. Shea. (2009)
This study examined a comprehensive modularized inclusion training program provided to 1,298 diverse early child care providers (center-based, family home, and license exempt settings) on providers’ attitudes and perceived competence toward inclusion. The study examines the factors (number of trainings attended and provider characteristics) associated with positive changes.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.