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Center for Early Literacy Learning

The Center for Early Literacy Learning is a great resource site for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. Their goal is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices.We especially appreciate their “Practice Guides with Adaptations.”

These guides make it easier for young children with disabilities to participate in early literacy learning activities. Written for both parents and practitioners, the practice guides describe everyday home, community, and childcare learning opportunities that encourage early literacy learning.

Practice Guides for Infants
Gestures and Signs
Marking and Scribbling
Sound Awareness
Symbols and Signs
Stories and Listening

Practice Guides for Toddlers
Scribbling and Drawing
Storytelling and Listening
Rhymes and Sound Awareness
Symbols and Letters
Talking and Listening

Practice Guides for Preschoolers
Symbols and Signs
Book Reading and Storytelling
Rhymes and Sound Awareness
Talking and Listening
Drawing and Writing

Circle of Inclusion

For those looking for more information and resources on inclusion, you may want to visit the Circle of Inclusion website.

The Circle of Inclusion Web Site is for early childhood service providers and families of young children. This web site offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

Why is inclusion important?

As early childhood educators and special educators we recognize the value of including young children with disabilities in classrooms with their typical peers. We believe the benefits for all children are considerable and that children from birth through age eight are at a formative period for getting to know each other. We appreciate the extensive legislative, moral-philosophical, and research base that supports the development of least restrictive environment (LRE) models for young children with disabilities. The purpose of this website is to share our experiences, visions, and strategies for initiating and implementing inclusive programs for young children with disabilities.