The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
C.I.R.C.L.E - The Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education (CIRCLE) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H) is under the direction of Susan H. Landry, PhD and incorporates a large number of research and training staff and child development faculty. Currently the center is actively involved in numerous research, community programs and training activities related to the goal of promoting quality learning environments for young children.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) - DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs. The mission of the DEC is to promote policies and advance evidence-based practices to support the optimal development of young children with special needs.
Early Childhood Research and Practice - A bilingual internet journal on the development, care, and education of young children
National Early Childhood Transition Center - The Center's mission is to examine factors that promote successful transitions between infant/toddler programs, preschool programs, and public school programs for young children with disabilities and their families.
NICHCY - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Serves as a central source of information on:
- disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
- IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
- No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
- research-based information on effective educational practices.
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to immediately view, download and use.
Texas Education Agency Preschool Links - Links on the Special Education in Texas website. Links include Early Head Start, Head Start, Early Childhood Intervention, and others.