Additional Resources

Visit the following external sites for more information on universal design, adaptive equipment, and supporting children with disabilities in early childhood environments.

The UDL Guidelines by CAST CAST is a nationally recognized organization which offers numerous resources related to UDL. This link to their guidelines offers a set of concrete suggestions to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful challenging learning opportunities.

UDL Checklist for Early Childhood Environments From the Center on Technology and Disability, this checklist helps providers in early childhood environments evaluate how they can be responsive to all children’s needs.

UD and UDL resources from the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supports this website that was funded through a Department of Education grant. It offers numerous valuable resources on UDL. 

Learning Module on Assistive Technology A comprehensive learning module on what Assistive Technology is and how it can promote access and participation for children.

The Right Mix to Support Social-Emotional Health in Early Childhood A document from the Colorado Health Institute and the Colorado Department of Early Childhood that gives guidance to Colorado Community-based organizations supporting social emotional health in early childhood.

Anchor Center for Blind Children – Educational Lessons and Learning Includes numerous free resources on communication & language, literacy, braille, cortical visual impairment (CVI), deafblind, assistive technology, orientation & mobility, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, horticultural therapy, and music therapy. 

Parent Resources from A Shared Vision Includes free recipes, crafts, and toy ideas designed to help support young children who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired. 

Perkins eLearning for Professional Development Offers professional development opportunities for educators of students with vision loss. They offer both free and paid opportunities for learning. 

Preschool Development Grant: Inclusion & Universal Design Project The website of the Inclusion & Universal Design Project run by the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering and supported by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood through the state’s Preschool Development Grant.

CLEL’s Guide to Selecting Picture Books Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy provides guidance on how to select developmentally-appropriate picture books for children, as well as resources for finding books that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Child Care Plus Rural Institute The Child Care Plus Center has a variety of resource sheets on topics such as communicating with children and families, making adaptations in your child care program, and meeting the needs of every child.

Center for Inclusive Child Care Resource Library Explore a resource library of materials and assistance for child care professionals and those they serve. This website contains a broad selection of tip sheets, documents, helpful websites, podcasts, and self-study courses.

Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA This Q&A provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and how they apply to child care centers and providers.

Diverse Storytime Music This website links to a variety of children’s storytime music from musicians of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Storytime Solidarity This website provides articles, blogs, websites, podcasts, and more resources to help child care providers diversify their storytime.

Diverse BookFinder The Diverse BookFinder is a comprehensive collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC).

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