• Early childhood special education services

    This topic has information for parents about early childhood special education services.

     

    Division of Early Childhood (Council for Exceptional Children)

    www.dec-sped.org

    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.

     

    Maternal and Child Health Bureau

    www.mchb.hrsa.gov

    As the only governmental program responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of the entire population of women, infants, and children, the Title V program plays a critical role in coordination, capacity building, and quality oversight at the community and state levels. By connecting people to services, programs to programs, and agencies to agencies, Title V programs maximize resources and increase quality and effectiveness.

     

    National Association for the Education of Young Children

    www.naeyc.org

    Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

     

    National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

    www.nectac.org

    NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

     

    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

    www.nichcy.org

    NICHCY is the center that provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.

     

    Programs for Infants and Children

    www.picak.org

    Programs for Infants and Children, Inc. provides early intervention services for children ages 0 - 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. PIC's mission is to provide family-centered services for infants and toddlers with special needs to assist them in achieving their highest potential.

     

    Zero to Three

    www.zerotothree.org

    Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.