Early Childhood Organizations’ Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices position statement and book reflect new research that underscores the importance of social, cultural, and historical contexts of development and elevates the need for active engagement through play, exploration, and inquiry in ways that support the whole child.

DEC/NAEYC Joint Position Statement

A Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  on Early Childhood Inclusion was written in 2009.  The statement has a definition of inclusion and recommendations.

DEC Recommended Practices

The DEC Recommended Practices bridges the gap between research and practice, offering guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.

Head Start Center for Inclusion

Funded by the Office of Head Start to support Head Start personnel in implementing inclusion.  The site has training materials, tools and other resources.

The Center for Inclusive Child Care

The mission of the Center for Inclusive Child Care is to be a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings.  They provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and consultation.