Early Childhood Special Education Handbook Series


Series of archived handbooks developed in cooperation with the SEEDS Project and the Special Education Division, California Department of Education describing core concepts and recommended practices in early childhood special education.
handbook cover art Handbook on Family Involvement in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
This handbook highlights the role of the family, and ways in which families can support their child both at home and in preschool, in collaboration with professionals. Relationships are the heart of this document. (1999) PDF 978k PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Assessment and Evaluation of Early Childhood Special Education Programs
This handbook includes information on assessment procedures, assessment teams, recommended practices, as well as sample forms and resources. (2000) PDF 1.1MB PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Administration of Early Childhood Special Education Programs
This handbook provides local education agencies with guidance on operating programs for infants and young children with disabilities. Includes legal statutes and mandates and their implications for programs and service delivery. (2000) PDF 681k PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Developing Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs in Early Childhood Special Education
This handbook provides needed information for LEA staff to create effective IFSP and IEP documents and contains guidelines for working together with the child's family. (2001) PDF 1.6MB PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Developing and Implementing Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Services
This handbook assists administrators and particularly practitioners in the development and implementation of exemplary services and programs for children with disabilities from birth through five years of age. (2001) PDF 1.5MB PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Transition from Early Childhood Special Education Programs
This handbook includes an overview of: team placement for individualized family service plans and individualized education programs, participants in planning, sites and equipment, evaluation, formal and informal meetings, placement visits, important timelines and legal considerations. (2005) PDF 3MB PDF file
handbook cover art Handbook on Developing and Evaluating Interagency Collaboration in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
This handbook provides specific information and resources to assist early intervention professionals and agencies in creating and executing agreements between various agencies that will provide efficient and seamless delivery of services. (2007) PDF 1.2MB PDF file

Additional Article of Interest



Centering on Families: One Model of Early Intervention Services
Chris Wright, Special Edge Winter/Spring 2007: IDEA 2004: New Regulations