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Disabilities - Early Intervention and Special Education Processes

The Special Education process can be difficult to understand for parents, staff and administrators in general education. In this workshop we explore terminology, federal categories of disabilities, timelines and integrating individualized plans (IFSPs and IEPs) in the general education setting. This interactive training covers how to read and interpret the IEP/IFSP and translate it into a developmentally appropriate approach that aligns with the California Preschool Curriculum Foundations®, California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations®, and the California ECE competencies®.

Resources and References

Inclusive ECE Disabilities Cover SlideClick above for training slides


Alignment with CA
ECE Competencies

Head Start Performance Standards

• Child Development and Learning
• Culture, Diversity, and Equity
• Family and Community Engagement
• Dual-Language Development
• Observation, Screening, Assessment, and Documentation
• Special Needs and Inclusion
• Learning Environments and Curriculum
• Health, Safety, and Nutrition
• Administration and Supervision

Part §1302 – Program Operations
Subpart A- Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection,
Enrollment, and Attendance

§1302.14 Selection process
§1302.17 Suspension and expulsion
Subpart C- Education and Child Development
Program Services

§1302.30 Purpose
§1302.31 Teaching and the learning environment
§1302.33 Child screening and assessment
Subpart D- Health Program Services
§1302.46 Family support services for health, nutrition, and mental health
Subpart F- Additional Services for Children with Disabilities
§1302.61 Additional services for children
§1302.62 Additional services for parents
Subpart G- Transition Services
§1302.70 Transitions from Early Head Start
Subpart I- Human Resources Management
§1302.91 Staff qualifications and competency requirements
§1302.92 Training and professional development
Part §1305- Definitions
§1305.2 Terms

Module 5 Factsheet

InclusiveECE Module 5 Factsheet

InclusiveECE Module 5 Factsheet