What's New at Head Start Center for Inclusion

  • Click to experience the Head Start Center for Inclusion video collection. On this page you can watch short video clips of different educational terms and definitions in action, including discrete trial videos, and IEP meeting reenactments.

  • Download and print these sheets as a quick reference for tips on challenging behavior, helping your child to talk more, teaching your child to share and more! Hang them on your refrigerator, keep them in folder, or put on your kitchen counter to quickly reference when needed.

  • The Head Start Center for Inclusion framework was created as an outline for organizing and planning instruction for the inclusive Head Start classroom. It is based on many research activities and classroom experiences to support all children’s learning and growth in the classroom.

  • Collaborative transition planning to support children and families as they move between and among various programs and settings is important for each and every child. This Web conference will help you learn about evidence-based practices and practical strategies to support children and families in making successful transitions to new settings. Discover resources to help your program implement these practices.

  • Watch this presentation to learn what methamphetamine is and how it works, how it affects both the substance abusers and those around them, how it impacts early childhood development and care, and how it creates challenges for families, professionals working with those families, and our communities as a whole. Become familiar with the potential dangers of conducting home visitations with families who are meth-affected, and take away some strategies for protecting yourself from contamination and harm.

  • Learn about making connections with families’ knowledge, daily routines and activities, and early learning opportunities.

  • Click here to download the keynote presentation from the Gift of Childhood conference. Read about practical strategies for developing positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues, and more.

  • Watch a set of short videos demonstrating the process of a Disabilities Coordinator in Washington State. Follow along as she describes how she supports both teachers and children in inclusive classroom settings.

  • In HSCI’s latest module you will meet Mia. See how Mia’s team plans for embedded learning opportunities, or ELOs for short, to support her learning. This module demonstrates what ELOs look like, and how they can be used to facilitate teachable moments.

  • Find information about a variety of books that highlight and celebrate inclusion and differences in our Community Book Group section. Each sheet provides an overview of the book and ideas for using the book to teach about inclusion and differences both at school and at home.

  • In a continuing effort to increase access to HSCI tools and resources, Spanish-translated versions of Planned Instructional Sequences have been added to the site. The PIns module focuses on the short teaching interactions used to teach a child a skill. It can be used to plan, organize, and implement instruction.

  • Watch “Preschoolers & Physical Activity - A Few Things You Should Know,” a relevant, engaging, and highly-interactive discussion on emerging policy and practice guidelines on nutrition and physical activity in preschools.

  • Watch presenter, Karin Lifter of Northeastern University, discuss how play contributes to language development, literacy, self-regulation, and preparation for school readiness.

  • HSCI knows the busy schedules of educators! 15-Minute Inservices contain a Powerpoint presentation, handouts, pictures, videos and more to be viewed and completed in 15 minutes or less!

  • Associate Professor, Elham Kazemi, discusses the importance of families and early childhood educators supporting young children's interest and knowledge in early numeracy skills.

  • Watch a set of short videos showing how embedded learning opportunities can be used to take advantage of teachable moments.

  • Committed to complementing HSCI products with Spanish-translated versions, project staff, in conjunction with a professional translator, has created a Spanish-dedicated section on the Web site.

  • The ever-growing library of classroom pictures just got bigger! New additions to the collection include daily schedule pictures, problem solving pictures and more.

  • The Embedded Learning Opportunity module continues to expand with the latest addition of the Spanish-translated presentation.

  • This module focuses on the short teaching interactions used to teach a child a skill. It can be used to plan, organize, and implement instruction.

  • The Assessing & Strengthening the Foundation module now has its very own Spanish-translated presentation.

  • HSCI expands its Spanish content with Curriculum Modifications & Adaptations.

  • ELO module additions include Spanish-translated Supervisors Guide, Tips for Teachers, and more.

  • Click to see the latest addition to Visual Supports. Learn how to make and how to use the cornucopia of visual aids HSCI has available