Activities and Supports Are you looking for resources that can help you learn about and understand how best to include children with disabilities into your early childhood program? The following page is dedicated to locating resources that will provide you with information you can trust and that focus on research-based best practices. We will be looking for and providing resources that are current, as well as functional and useful. **Please look for the "New Resource" tag to find the most recent additions to this page. Inclusive Practices DEC Recommended Practices Modules - New Resource Evidence-Based Practices that Support Inclusion - Camille Catlett Incorporating Evidence-Based Practices from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Quality Inclusive Practices - Resources from The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Activities and Supports Circle Time Tips and Considerations - Pre-K Teach & Play - New Resource Snack Time Tips and Considerations - Pre-K Teach & Play - New Resource Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion from Coast Music Therapy Effective Use of Visual Supports - New Resource Making Accommodations or Adaptations Tips for Adapting Toys and Materials for Children with Special Needs - New Resource Classroom Clean Sweep - Examining the Level of Independence of Classroom Materials - New Resource Rocking and Rolling: Empowering Infants' and Toddlers' Learning Through Scaffolding - NAEYC - New Resource Play Modifications for Children with Disabilities - Article written by Susan R. Sandall for YC: Young Children [May 2003, Vol. 58 (Issue 3), p. 54] Resources for Inclusion in Physical Activity & Youth with Disability from The National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability Supports, Modifications and Accommodations from the Center for Parent Information and Resources Infant and Toddler Activities: Adapting Activities from Delmar Learning Social Emotional Supports Mindfulness in Early Childhood - Pre-K Teach & Play - New Resource Social Emotional Development/Child Guidance - List of research and other resources from Frank Porter Graham - New Resource The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social and Emotional Development - Fact sheet from Head Start's Effective Practice webpage Helping Preschoolers Understand their Emotions - Article with tips for discussing emotions with children Guides and Manuals Natural Supports Project - Waisman CORE Guide - The CORE of a Good Life: Guided Conversations with Parents on Raising Young Children with Disabilities, developed by the Natural Supports Project at the Waisman Center, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity Programs and Policies: Implementation Manual from Commit to Inclusion Other Resources Children with Disabilities Webpage - Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) 10 Effective Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Teaching Strategies - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) CARA's Kit for Toddlers: Creating Adaptions for Routines and Activities - Campbell, P.H., Milbourne, S.A., & Kennedy, A.A. (2012). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing (Follow this link to purchase a full copy of CARA's Kit) If you have questions or concerns about a child's development (physical, social-emotional, or cognitive), contact: Wisconsin First Step Information and Referral Hotline at 1-800-642-STEP (7837). Information about Early Identification/Screening and Child Find can be found at the Collaborating Partners website.