The First Words Project at Florida State University has developed a series of free resources for families of children 0-3 to help parents better understand and support their child’s development. All resources are available in both Spanish and English, and the Communication Checklist is also available in Portuguese and Canadian French. There is also a curated list of websites of possible interest to families of young children.
To access these resources, visit the First Words Project webpage at https://firstwordsproject.com/resources/.
To learn more about the First Words Project, visit https://firstwordsproject.com/about/.
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):
- CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
- CK5: The importance of play as context, method and outcome of learning.
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including:
- Receptive and expressive communication skills, including second language acquisition
- Social development