Early Learning Inclusion Resources

Early Learning Inclusion Resources


Explore this resource guide with links and handouts detailing inclusionary resources in an Early Learning setting.  


The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families ( DCYF) have collaborated to compile resources useful to the Preschool Development Grant Transitions initiatives to provide resources, research, and related tools around best practice related to inclusion.  We invite you to explore this resource page.  

Resources on Early Childhood Inclusion

Office of Head Start Webpage:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families Early Childhood and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Head Start Webpage:  https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-childcare/eceap-headstart

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Webpage:  https://www.k12.wa.us/

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Statement on Inclusion (2019): https://www.naeyc.org/resources/position-statements/equity  

Visit the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes for comprehensive and up-to-date early childhood technical assistance.  

Wepage:  Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Webpage

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) Research and Studies on Inclusion Webpage Resource.  This webpage provides a comprehensive overview of current webinar(s) and finding(s) from the 2014 Preschool Inclusion Survey.

Webpage: Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Research and Studies on Inclusion

Visit the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) webpage for comprehensive information around Pyramid Model Implementation supporting inclusionary practices for young children. 

Webpage:  The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

Fact Sheet:  Fact Sheet of Preschool Inclusion Challenges and Solutions: A National Survey (2015):  Developed by Dr. Erin Barton and Dr. Barbara Smith.  

Fact Sheet:  Fact Sheet of Research on Preschool Inclusion (2014): Authored by Dr. Erin Barton and Dr. Barbara Smith.

Handout:  Inclusion for Preschool Children with Disabilities: What We Know and Should Be Doing (2014): Authored by Dr. Phil Strain.  

Resource Guide:  Quality Indicators of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs/Practices: A Compliation of Selected Resources (2010). Authored by the NECTAC Preschool TA Team; Debbie Cate, Martha Diefendorf, Katy McCullough, Mary Peters, and Kathy Whaley.

Publication:  When In Doubt, Reach Out: Training Strategies for Inclusive Early Childhood Settings (2021). Authored by Christine M. Spence, Deserai Miller, Chatherine Corr, Rosa Milagros Santos,and Brandie Bentley.

Publication:  Builiding a More Inclusive Sandbox: Inviting Collaborators to Support Children, Families, and Early Learning (2016). Authored by Titus Dosremedios. 

Webinar Series:  National Inclusion Webinar Series (Recorded).

Resource Webpage:  Visit the LEAP PreK Inclusion Model Program Website to learn about inclusion in pre-school settings.  

Resource Guide: The LEAP Preschool Model (2018). Authored by Nancy Draftina.


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