Results Matter in Nebraska: Resource Links
Colorado Department of Education, Results Matter Video Library These videos have been produced to help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice.” 1999-2008 Colorado Department of Education
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) – the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.
The Early Childhood Outcomes Center seeks to promote the development and implementation of child and family outcome measures for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities. It is a collaborative effort of SRI International, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the University of Connecticut Health Center.
The Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) is an early childhood and family support program working with women who are pregnant and children birth through five years of age and their families in western North Carolina. FIPP works in partnership with families using family-centered practices, based on respect for families’ beliefs and values, as well as their cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
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 the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
The Nebraska Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. The goal of the Early Development Network is to provide coordinated services for Nebraska families as conveniently as possible. The program helps families to understand their child’s disability and provides assistance in dealing with situations that interfere with the child’s development.
NECTAC, the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, is a national technical assistance center and serves as a clearinghouse of Information related to implementing the early childhood provisions of IDEA. This link provides information specific to Child and Family Outcomes. This section contains information about national resources, state activities related to child and family outcomes, measurement tools and meetings and conferences calls related to this work.
TACSEI, the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes of young children with, or at risk for delays or disabilities, and creates free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and services providers to provide these best practices in their work.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.