All About Young Children

Have you discovered the California Department of Education’s website All About Young Children?

It’s filled with “information for families on children’s early development,” across five different topics, at five age levels, and in eight different languages! The site provides information in various combinations of language, age, and topic, including social-emotional development, language development and literacy, number sense, physical development, and approaches to learning.

Each topic is described in detail and illustrated through videos in English, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and two dialects of Chinese. Individual pages can also be downloaded in pdf format to share with families who may not have easy access to the Internet.  Take a quick look at the pdf pages on social-emotional development in English by clicking on an age group below:

What a great resource to share with families in their own language!

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including:
      • Sensory and motor development
      • Sensory processing
      • Receptive and expressive communication skills, including second language acquisition
      • Cognitive skills such as attention, perception, motivation, initiation, problem solving, concept formation, memory and learning
      • Social development
      • Emotional development and resiliency, including the development of attachment and trust, and self-regulation
      • Self-help skills and adaptive behavior
      • Temperament
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR5 (EIA): Has basic knowledge of intervention strategies used in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places and partnerships.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Implementation (IFSP-i):
    • IFSP-i3 (EIA): Is familiar with generic and specific evidence-based early intervention strategies to support all areas of development.
    • IFSP-i6 (EIA): Is aware of the need for developmentally appropriate strategies (for example, hands-on, experiential, child-centered, play-based activities within daily routines), adaptations, assistive technologies and other supports that maximize the child’s learning opportunities.
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