Supplemental Materials

2014 DEC Recommended Practices
This publication presents the 2014 DEC recommended practices for early intervention and early childhood special education. These practices are based on the best available research as well as the professional wisdom and experience of the field.
http://dec.membershipsoftware.org/files/Recommended%20Practices/DEC%20RPs%206%205%202014.pdf
DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide for Practical Application in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
This guidebook is the result of an effort that integrated the best available research evidence with knowledge gained through experiences in practice. A consensus process was used to determine the final set of practices incorporated. The book includes implementation tips, real life examples, and other helpful resources. Transition practices are incorporated throughout the Guide, specifically in Chapter 4 Child Focused Practices (C1; C2; C18);  Chapter 5 Family Focused Practices (F3); Chapter 7  - Technology Application (T22); Chapter 8: Policies, Procedures and Systems Change (PS 24; PS 30)
Sandall, S., Hemmeter, M. L., Smith, B., & McLean, M. (Eds.). (2005). DEC recommended practices: A comprehensive guide for practical application in early intervention/early childhood special education. Missoula, MT: Division for Early Childhood.
Early Childhood Transition Guidebook: What You Need to Know Before Your Child's Third Birthday
This guidebook is published by PACER Center to help families learn everything they need to know about their children's transition from infant and toddler intervention services to preschool. The guidebook explains what transition is, how and when to plan for it, how to implement a transition plan and what to do if  children are not eligible for special education services. The guidebook is available at the following website: http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-a40.pdf
IEP Basics: Tips for Teachers
This 2-page document describes key terms and processes relating to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for young children. This is one of several resources provided by the Head Start Center for Inclusion to help professionals and families understand IEPs. These resources are available at the following website: http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/inclusion-service-iep
National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC)
Summary of Findings from the Research on Child-Focused Transition
Technical Report #3 Recommended Transition Practices for Young Children and Families
Technical Report #5 A Review of Research in Early Childhood Transition: Child and Family Studies
Technical Report #6 A Critical Incident Study of the Transition Experience for Young Children with Disabilities: Recounts by Parents and Professionals
Transition TIPS - web-based resource of practices and strategies
Teacher’s Guide: Leading the IEP Meeting
This 2-page document is a checklist of steps for the teacher leading an IEP meeting to remember before, during, and after the meeting. This is one of several resources provided by the Head Start Center for Inclusion to help professionals and families understand IEPs. These resources are available at the following website: http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/inclusion-service-iep
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). Teacher’s guide: Leading the IEP meeting. Seattle: The University of Washington, Author.
Teacher’s Guide: Participating in the IEP Meeting
This 1-page document is a checklist of considerations for before, during, and after an IEP meeting. This is one of several resources provided by the Head Start Center for Inclusion to help professionals and families understand IEPs. These resources are available at the following website: http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/inclusion-service-iep
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). Teacher’s guide: Participating in the IEP meeting. Seattle: The University of Washington, Author.
Teacher’s Guide: Setting up the IEP Meeting
This 1-page document is a checklist of procedures for setting up an IEP meeting. This is one of several resources provided by the Head Start Center for Inclusion to help professionals and families understand IEPs. These resources are available at the following website: http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/inclusion-service-iep
Head Start Center for Inclusion. (n.d.). Teacher’s guide: Setting up the IEP meeting. Seattle: The University of Washington, Author.
Transition from Part C to Preschool:  ECTA Resource Compilation
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center has compiled policy-related resources on the transition from Part C to preschool.  The compilation includes federal laws and regulations, national data and reporting requirements, and state resources. These resources are available at the following website: http://ectacenter.org/topics/transition/transition.asp