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National and State Resources

As part of ongoing efforts to link to and disseminate research-based information that leads to effective practice, KITS has thoughtfully chosen the links to resources listed in the following pages. (NOTE: External links below will open in a new browser window.)

National Resource Information

American Academy of Pediatrics

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Child Care Aware of America

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge

Council for Exceptional Children

Division for Early Childhood

EI excellence (website for evidence-based practices)

Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative Information Technology Group

Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Early Childhood Personnel Center

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Head Start Association

IDEA Partnership Autism Spectrum Disorder Collection

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP)

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute

Parents As Teachers

Special Quest

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)

What Works Clearinghouse

Zero to Three

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State Resource Information

Beach Center on Disability

Child Care Aware of Kansas

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Families Together, Incorporated


Kansas Action for Children

Kansas Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (KAIMH)

Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

Kansas Association of School Psychologist

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kansas Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children

Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities

Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

Kansas Department for Children and Families

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infant/Toddler Services

Kansas Division for Early Childhood

Kansas Early Childhood Resource List (PDF)

Kansas Head Start Association

Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council

Kansas Kidlink

Kansas Kids Ready for Learning

Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Kansas Occupational Therapy Association

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center

Kansas Physical Therapy Association

Kansas Quality Network

Kansas Resource Guide

Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Kansas State Department of Education

Kansas State Department of Education's Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services


Links to Quality

Region VII Head Start

tiny-k Alliance

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Programs Recognized for Best Practice in Early Childhood Services

In previous years, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas State Department of Education have identified early intervention and early childhood preschool programs from across the state that demonstrate application of best practice in a component of their program. Listed below are links to information regarding the programs that have been recognized.

Application for Recognition in Best Practice

Best Practice applications are sent and made available to all early intervention programs serving children with disabilities and their families in the state of Kansas. A panel of professionals in the field of early intervention then reviews the completed applications. The programs identified are awarded a certificate of recognition and $1,250 to use as an added resource.

The 2016 Part C Best Practice Application Packet includes six downloadable documents

  1. Application Memorandum
  2. Application Cover Page
  3. Application Guidance
  4. Application Outline
  5. ICC Position Statement on Provision of Early Intervention and Early Chidhood Special Education Services
  6. Application Review Criteria

In order to be considered, a complete application must:

  • Inlcude 1 original and 4 copies
  • Be postmarked on or before Tuesday, January 12, 2016; and mailed to:

David P. Lindeman, Ph.D.
KITS Project
KUCDD Building
2601 Gabriel
Parsons, KS 67357

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