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Inclusive Early Education Resources

Resources to support inclusive policies and practices for early care and education.

California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Resources

Professional Development Resources 

In California and nationwide, children with disabilities and their families continue to face significant barriers to accessing inclusive high-quality preschool programs that can provide needed services. Research shows the benefits of inclusive education for young children with and without disabilities. Creating policies, programs, and practices that supports inclusion leads to positive and equity impacts for all children.


In an effort to uplift high-quality inclusive early education, the Early Education Division (EED) at the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Impact Inclusion Workgroup has developed a resource matrix to support providers, administrators, and parents with information to help support increased access to children with disabilities in inclusive programs.

Governance and Leadership
Finance
Personnel, Workforce, and Quality Standards
Accountability and Quality
Family Engagement

Please note that an X indicates that the corresponding resource would be beneficial to the targeted audience, and an N/A indicates that the resource would not be beneficial.

Governance and Leadership

General Inclusion Resources

California Department of Education (CDE)

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Head Start

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part B, Sec 619

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Finance

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

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Personnel, Workforce, and Quality Standards

Adaptations and Accommodations

Early Identification Tools

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)-3
Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

ASQ External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

ASQ and ASQ-SE Comprehensive Seminar External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

ASQ and ASQ-SE Training of Trainers External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

ASQ – Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)-2
Assessment and Evaluation Process

California Special Education Technical Assistance Network

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

California Special Education Technical Assistance Network External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

Co-teaching

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

2 Teach Inclusive education...with a sense of humor! External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

Embedded Instruction

Evidence-Based Practice

High-Quality Early Learning Environments

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

Inclusive Classroom Profile External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

Seeds of Partnership - High Quality Early Learning Environment External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Models of Inclusion and Natural Environment Stories

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

Seeds of Partnership Project: Models of Inclusion and Natural Environment Stories External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

Preschool Learning Foundations

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

Preschool Curriculum Framework

N/A

X

X

Preschool Learning Foundations

N/A

X

X

Social-Emotional Learning

Supporting Inclusive Practices

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Accountability and Quality

Cultural Competencies and Implicit Bias

Data Support

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

DaSy (The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems) External link opens in new window or tab.

N/A

X

X

Effective Early Childhood Transitions

Preventing Suspension and Expulsion of Young Children

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Family Engagement

Developmental Milestones

Seeds of Partnership/Family Empowerment Centers

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

Seeds of Partnership - FEC by County External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Seeds of Partnership External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Family Resources

Strengthening Families

Resource Families Providers and Teachers Administrators

Strengthening Families External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Children's Trust Fund Alliance External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Center for the Study of Social Policy: Ideas into Action External link opens in new window or tab.

X

X

X

Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
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