We know our parents stay involved. We want to make sure you also stay prepared. Listed below are links to various resources we think you will find helpful. Whenever we find something that might be useful, we will put it up here; so, check back regularly, you never know what you might find.



Be Early NC The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch (NCEI) is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). The Infant-Toddler Program provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. Research shows that this time period is critical.




Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center  ECAC is a private non-profit organization that is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.  We have an extremely diverse staff and strive to bring multiple perspectives to our work.  I hope our information reflects our commitment to ALL parents and ALL children and collaboration intended to improve the education and lives of our children.





Department of Public Instruction – Exceptional Children Division  The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.





Individualized Education Program (IEP) Checklist Your involvement… in developing an effective and appropriate Individualized Education Program or IEP for your child is essential to your child’s success. While IEPs typically cover a 12-month period, they help to create the foundation for your child’s future. Think of the adult your child will become. When planning, think well beyond just one year.




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.





Overview of Positive Guidance  From the earliest stages of life, children look to caring adults for safety, support, and guidance. A child’s daily interactions with peers, adults, and the environment shape self esteem, behavior, and reactions in social situations.





Inclusion Defined  “Inclusion” is characterized by a feeling of belonging, not by mere proximity, on which the earlier term “mainstreaming” focused. Inclusion is children of all abilities learning, playing, and working together. With successful inclusion, all children are actively involved, physically accessing play and work locations, and have options from which they can choose personally. 




Assure the Best for Your Baby’s Physical Development As a parent, you know your child best. It is important for you to learn what early milestones are expected while your baby is growing. Inside this brochure, a unique chart allows you to track your child’s physical development. It begins at 3 months of age and continues to 15 months.