American Speech-Language Hearing Association
:: ASHA ::

National Head Start Association:

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System:

National Parent Network on Disabilities:

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services – Early Childhood Research Institute

Developmental Progress Chart
This chart gives general milestones in a child’s development. The information below lets you know what to expect.

Division for Early Childhood
This nonprofit organization advocates for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families. It was founded in 1973 and is dedicated to promoting policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children. Children with special needs include those who have disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted/talented, and are at risk of future developmental problems.

Down Syndrome: Teaching Reading and Language

Early Childhood Education On Line
A collaborative effort to organize information for the early childhood community. Includes an on-line discussion group. Produced by the University of Maine.

From the National Information Clearinghouse On Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (although bibliographic sources are relevant to any disability)

I Am Your Child
The goals of the I Am Your Child campaign include raising public awareness and promote citizen engagement regarding the importance of the first three years of life and providing families with young children the information and resources they need to promote healthy development and school readiness.

A Parent’s Guide: Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers With
This guide from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) is intended to assist families in obtaining help for their young children with special needs (ages birth through 5 years). It answers commonly asked questions about early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to 2 years), and related services for children ages 3 through 5 years old. This guide identifies what the early intervention policies and contacts are in your state and area.

Teaching Strategies, Inc.
An early childhood education site for parents and teachers of children from birth through grade three.

ZERO TO THREE: National Center For Infants, Toddlers and Families
This organization’s mission is to help children best navigate their first three years of life in order to develop a solid intellectual, emotional and social foundation. This site has separate sections for parents and professionals.

Early Intervention Resources

Circle of Inclusion (birth – 8 years)

Exceptional Parent

National Dissemenation Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

SERI-Special Education Resources on the Web

Woodbine House Publisher of Special Needs Collections