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Supporting Children and Families

  • We know effective early intervention and preschool special education supports the development of positive social-emotional skills and social relationships, the acquisition and use of knowledge and skills to successfully participate in activities, and the use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs that lead to increased independence.
  • We know intentionally engaging families as equal and informed partners supports families to know their rights, effectively communicate their child’s needs, and help their child develop and learn.
  • We know children learn best through natural learning opportunities in everyday routines and activities in home, community, and early childhood settings with typical peers.
  • We know meaningful, inclusive early childhood opportunities are an evidence-based practice that must be supported by a skilled and competent workforce.
  • We know strong alignment across early childhood programs and systems creates seamless transitions to local school systems and public agencies.

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