Early Childhood - Daily Life; Education & Employment

Early Childhood - Education & Ongoing Learning
Daily Life; Education and Employment
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
What are the routines/strategies that will help me throughout the day?  Are there ways you can organize things differently to accommodate me better?  Are you learning about assistive technology that will help me learn?  Are you sending me to preschool?   Who will provide any extra help I might need to attend preschool?  What does my school day look like?  Am I in the least restrictive environment or neighborhood school?  With whom do I spend the majority of the school day?  How am I included at school with typical peers?  Am I being exposed to and learning the same things that children without a disability learn?  Are you helping me learn to read?  Am I learning the academic skills I will need as an adult?  Am I learning about different jobs from my family, teachers and others?  Are you helping me learn things that reflect my interests?  Am I learning things I want to learn outside of school?

The Importance of Routines
Tips for Developing Organizational Skills for Children
LD Online article that is useful for all children  http://www.ldonline.org/article/108/
Pre-School & Early Childhood Education
CT Early Childhood Education –Special education and related services are required by federal and state law. This site provides information on what you need to know about CT Early Childhood Education. https://www.ct.gov/oec/site/default.asp
Special Education website http://www.specialeducationguide.com
Learning About Jobs and Preparing for Work
Great Expectations- This handbook is intended to help provide the inspiration, tools and understanding you need to help your child prepare for a fulfilling and constructive role in the workforce. https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/dds/employment/great_expectations.pdf
Timeline for Planning K-12 Works kills- This timeline outlines important steps to help you build a foundation for employment during your school https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/dds/employment/transition_to_emplyment_timeline_planning_k_12.pdf 
Other Helpful Information
Building Partnerships Between Parents and Practitioners-A practical guide to parents and practitioners work together to enhance children’s learning and development   http://www.ncca.biz/aistear/pdfs/Guidelines_ENG/Practitioners_ENG.pdf
Sandbox Learning Educational Tools– free articles for parents and professional  http://www.sandbox-learning.com/