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Guides & Resources: Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-5)

Early Childhood Education: Ages 0-5

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Early Intervention

Developmental Milestones
En Español: Indicadores del Desarrollo de los Niños
Also available in: ArabicBengali, Chinese

Early Intervention: A Program for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs
En Español: Intervención Temprana: Un Programa para Bebés y Niños con Necesidades Especiales

Guide to Early Intervention
En Español: Guía de AFC sobre Intervención Temprana

Referring Children to Early Intervention


Early Childhood Education Programs: A Guide to Public Education Programs for 3 and 4 Year Olds
En Español: Programas de Educación de Edad Temprana: Guía de programas de educación pública para niños de 3 y 4 años
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChinese

Guide to Preschool Special Education Services
En Español: Guía de AFC sobre Servicios de Educación Especial Preescolar
Also available in: BengaliChinese

Referring Children for Preschool Special Education Services

Related Services for Preschool Students
En Español: Servicios Relacionados para Estudiantes de Edad Preescolar
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChinese


Kindergarten Admissions: A Guide for Families of Children Born in 2019
En Español: Admisión a Kínder: Guía para Familias de Niños Nacidos en el 2019
Also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese

Transition to Kindergarten: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
En Español: Transición a Kínder: Un Guía par estudiantes con discapacidades
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChinese