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Early Literacy Specialist
1885 Lake Ave., Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 324-5777 ext. 1118
New Early Childhood Website
The Ohio Departments of Education, Job and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce the creation of a new early childhood website (www.earlychildhoodohio.org) that has been designed to be a central location for information regarding early childhood programs, updates and news. In addition to providing information about the system, there is a section on the website dedicated to updates on Early Learning Challenge Grant activities.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the health of all children.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Web site devoted to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Law 336 of the 101st Congress, which prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
Assessment and Management Data for RTI (Pay Site)
AIMSweb markets a full range of Curriculum-Base Measurement services and schools that, when subscribed to, receive training in the administration of CBM (Curriculum-Base Measurement), are supplied with all probes for student monitoring, can store their CBM data in an online database.
Attention Deficit Disorders Association
https://www.adda-sr.org/ClassroommanagementIndex.htm#Tips for Teachers
Ideas for simple modification to classroom environments, curricula and classroom practices to promote inclusion of children with attention issues.
Babel Fish Translation
This site allows a reader to enter a text in English and get a translation in a chosen native language. Although the translation is not perfect, teachers at least can get a look at how a native language is written.
Better Brains for Babies
Provide families and professionals with current research-based information about the brain, early brain development, and its implications for children throughout the United States.
Bilingual Children – Mapping their Literacy Development
Assistant Professor Paola Uccelli and her colleagues seek to understand how early skills in spoken Spanish and English unfold and interact as children learn how to produce narratives in two languages. They focus on vocabulary and narrative, as these oral skills have been identified as foundational in children's literacy development.
Body and Mind
Site sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control with health and safety information for children.
A source for population, housing, economic, and geographical data.
Center for Early Literacy Learning
Provides research-based information and activities designed for use by parents and care providers to promote literacy learning by children with disabilities.
Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
CITEd identifies evidence-based practices for integrating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students.
Center for Inclusive Child Care
Online training modules on a variety of topics related to inclusion of children with disabilities.
Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
To conduct research and provide resources that support application of RTI in Early Childhood Education.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
This article details the high rates of hardship that many African American and Latino families face.
Center on the Developing Child
Drawing on the full breadth of intellectual resources available across Harvard University’s schools and affiliated hospitals, the Center generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of closing the gap between what we know and what we do to support positive life outcomes for children.
Center on Teaching and Learning
Providing essential components of reading instruction, assessment within a comprehensive school-wide reading model, evaluating and selecting core, supplemental and intervention reading programs and links to other helpful reading resources.
Center on the Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning
Training materials and resources to promote the social emotional development and school readiness of children birth to five.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Research Connections is a unique resource that promotes high quality research and the use of that research in policymaking.
Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
CDF is a private, nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide a voice for children who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.
Circle of Inclusion
Site offering demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children birth through age eight.
Colorín Coloradois a free bilingual web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).
Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutritional Educational Materials: A Resource List for Educators link
This publication is a compilation of educational and background resources for those working with various ethnic/cultural groups. Background materials provide information about customs and cultural influences of groups and information on developing multicultural skills. Some background materials cover the health and nutritional status of groups.
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
In collaboration with many colleagues representing diverse cultural and linguistic roots the CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S.for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them.
Curriculum-Based Measurement Warehouse
This page is your ‘one-stop’ destination for free Curriculum-Based Measurement resources on the Internet. Browse the page to find CBM materials to conduct school-wide screenings and monitor student progress. Or review one of the featured manuals to learn how to use CBMs in schools and to interpret the results to make good RTI decisions.
Gathering data is a frequent part of solving problems and satisfying curiosity. This web site shows the different developmental stages used in gathering and analyzing data. Also acts as a reference listing picture books for data gathering and analyzing.
DIBELS Data System
From the Center on Teaching and Learning, the DIBELS Data System is a web-based database that school and districts can use to enter student performance results and create report based on scores from DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic, Early Literacy Skills).
Division of Defense Special Needs Parent Toolkit
Comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.
Division of Early Childhood
An International membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.
Games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information to assist with adaptation of learning environments for children with disabilities
Doing What Works
Research-based educational practices online. Under the Preschool Language and Literacy tab, learn how to teach phonological awareness as well as using interactive and dialogic reading.
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP),a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborativeat the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8
Site with a variety of information and resources for teachers of children with disabilities
Even Start Network
A technical assistance website for Even Start State Coordinators, and local Even Start agencies. The website provides downloadable resources, updates on research in family literacy, the latest news on Even Start from US Ed and other information useful to Even Start programs and coordinators.
Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS)
Support group for families of children with disabilities and other special health care needs.
Site provides information, resources and communication opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, their families and those that provide them services and support.
Resources and support for fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.
The Federation of Children with Special Needs
Various resources for families of children with disabilities and those who care for them.
FloridaCenterfor Reading Research
Free lesson structures for differentiated reading instruction and information on core reading activities, student center reading activities and grades K-5, interventions for struggling readers, and assessments at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Food Buying Guide-Child Nutrition Program
A printable manual includes an introduction, appendixes, and information on meat and meat alternatives, fruits and vegetables, grains and breads, milk, and other foods.
FoodResearch & ActionCenter
FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger. This is a good source for Federal Food Programs.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.
Offering a word-level and text-level translation from one language to another, this site has multiple dictionaries and can be used in translation so that one can cross-check the accuracy of the translation.
Get Ready to Read
Get Ready to Read!(GRTR!) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. GRTR! Brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write
This site launched by The American Academy of Pediatrics provides up-to-the-minute guidance on fitness, sports, oral health, emotional wellness and nutrition. It includes interactive content on developmental milestones, and an A-to-Z list of more than 300 health topics. By registering with the site, parents can customize information based on their children's ages and health issues. There's also an "Ask the Pediatrician" tool allowing parents to browse a list of frequently asked questions, or pose their own questions. A pediatrician finder on the site enables uses to search for local academy-member pediatricians.
Healthy Place– America’s Mental Health Channel
50 tips on the classroom management of ADD
Internal Revenue Service Small Business Resources
Web site offers links to a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies. The link provides access to free small business products and resources.
International Reading Association
Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by: improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.
The Internet Picture Dictionary
This site has pictures on various topics for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free articles and tools to successfully implement Response to Intervention
KidSmart Guide to Early Learning & Technology for Home or School
This site will help you understand what's possible when it comes to young children and computer time.
Literacy Powerline was one of the first to recognize the power of linking stakeholders, neighborhoods and services together to increase literacy levels. This is done through coordinated, high-accountability service provision
MyPyramid for Preschoolers
MyPyramid for Preschoolers is a website designed to assist caregivers of preschoolers (children two to five years of age) by providing tools and information to help their preschoolers eat well, be active, and be healthy. This website allows caregivers to generate a customized eating plan and a growth chart for their preschooler. In addition to providing information on developing healthy eating habits, trying new foods, playing actively, and following food safety rules, the website also provides sample meal and snacks and kitchen activities for preschoolers.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Offers many services to early childhood professionals and public policy makers.
National Association of Family Child Care
Advocates for the family child care profession by collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations who contribute to the family child care field.
National CACFP Program Forum
A community of member organizations dedicated to the ideals of high quality meal service and nutrition training in the family child care setting.
NationalCenterfor Culturally Responsive Educational Systems
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education. The project targets improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.
NationalCenterfor Educational Statistics
From the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences, measuring literacy in American adults and comparing those levels to other countries.
NationalCenterfor Learning Disabilities
If your child struggles with learning or has a learning disability, your role in advocating for him or her is crucial. Basic knowledge about your child’s learning disability and educational rights, and especially a collaborative partnership with your child’s teachers and school
NationalCenteron Response to Intervention
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.
NationalCenteron Student Progress Monitoring
(Project has ended but the web site will be maintained as a resource). Progress monitoring is a scientifically based practice that is used to assess students' academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Progress monitoring can be implemented with individual students or an entire class
NationalCenteron Universal Design for Living
Universal Design for Living is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn. Based on research on the diverse ways people learn, UDL offers practical steps for giving everyone the chance to succeed.
National Child Care Association
A professional trade association focused exclusively on the needs of licensed, private childhood care and education programs.
A national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
NationalDisseminationCenterfor Children with Disabilities
NICHCY offers a wealth of information on disabilities! This site offers excellent information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.
National Early ChildhoodTechnicalAssistanceCenter
This page provides access to a variety of research and reference materials for individuals at all levels of the system: administrators, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, families and advocates of young children with special needs.
National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
NFSMI serves anyone connected with the Child Nutrition Programs: school lunch, school breakfast, summer feeding, and Child and Adult Care Institute takes its programs and services nationwide through workshops, teleconferences, audio conferences, and training packages.
National Head Start
The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. Created in 1965, Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start.
National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy, a federal agency, provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.
National Program for Playground Safety
The goal of this organization is to help ensure that all playgrounds are safe for children.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
NREPP isa searchable online registry of more than 160 interventionssupporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. We connect members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities
National SAFEKIDS Campaign
Organization devoted to protecting children from unintentional injury.
OhioAssociation for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 90,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
OhioChild Care Resource & Referral Association
A statewide association promoting the positive development of all children
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
To help Ohio’s families find solutions to their temporary challenges, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers a wide range of assistance. This includes unemployment compensation, health care, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child support enforcement and administration, and employment and training assistance.
ODE Early Learning and School Readiness
Children's experiences prior to kindergarten, including cognitive and linguistic development, which help prepare them to succeed in school.
Ohio Lead Advisory Council
Nov 2010 Newsletter
If you carry the primary responsibility for a child’s development, education and well-being, Ohio PIRC wants to empower you to support your child’s learning. Let us be a resource to help you get the information, services and training you need to become more involved in your child’s academic success!
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Emphasizing positive aspects of behavior that support and strengthen child, parent, and family development.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Giving schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
Produce for Better Health
Website provides nutritional information as well as tips to get children involved in growing their own food and taking part in preparing meals. Also, offers kid-friendly recipes.
Reading comprehension and language arts teaching strategies for kids.
Renaissance Learning - Advanced Technology for Data-Driven Schools (Pay Site)
The STAR series of Early Literacy, Math and Readingmeasures.
Research and TrainingCenteron Early Childhood Development
The major aim of the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development is to implement a coordinated and advanced program of applied research on knowledge and practice that improves interventions associated with the healthy mental, behavioral, communication, preliteracy, social-emotional, and interpersonal development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with or at risk for developmental disabilities.
Resources for Early Childhood
The REC website seeks to support Ohio's early childhood teachers, parents, teachers of early childhood teachers, and children by providing peer-reviewed, web-based resources to assist with instructional planning, professional learning, and the implementation of the Ohio early learning standards for mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies.
Response to Intervention
The RTI Action Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. The site contains a variety of free resources for districts and other stakeholder groups including webcasts, national online forums, implementation guidelines and research summaries.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring to develop a system of progress monitoring to evaluate effects of individualized instruction on access to and progress within the general education curriculum.
This program supports inclusion Early Childhood Services (funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services).
Supporting Early Literacy in Natural Environments
Supporting Early Literacy in Natural Environments is a model demonstration project funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The goal of the project is to develop, field-test, and evaluate a comprehensive set of materials and strategies to enhance staff ability to collaborate with families, EC teachers, and childcare providers in enhancing the early literacy development of young children, including children with disabilities.
TechnicalAssistanceCenteron Social Emotional Intervention
The TechnicalAssistanceCenteron Social Emotional Intervention, also known as TACSEI, takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and createsfree products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.
This site offers an overview about many languages. At the home page, select a native language you are interested in learning under “choose your language,” and then click “Read the Language Overview”
VaughnGrossCenterfor Readingand Language Arts
Advancing educational instruction through research, technical assistance, and professional development. Dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of traditionally underrepresented student populations, such as English language learners and students with learning difficulties.
Download or stream any of our 200+ video files and videatives (text with embedded video) to increase your understanding of children's thinking and learning. Add authentic action to your workshops, lectures, and online courses. View these short video clips (with or without the text) on any personal computer, present from a video projector to a group, or distribute to your students over the Internet.
We Are Grands!
For grandparents and special others parenting children.
What Works Clearinghouse
An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Instituteof Education Sciences, the WWC is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education
United StatesAccountability Office
GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the Federal Government.
United StatesConsumer Product Safety Commission
The goal of this agency is to protect the public "against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products." Help keep you and your family safe! Consumers can subscribe to an e-mail notification service for updates regarding recalls of products related to infants and children. Just follow the "Recalls and Product Safety News" link and join the "Recall Notification List."
Yellow Pages for Kids
Listing of Ohio-based therapists, support groups and other resources for children with disabilities and their families.
An online dictionary with more than 100 languages. Some dictionaries even allow you to listen to how a word is pronounced in the native language.
Information and resources related to special education law