Early Childhood Resources

Do you have concerns about your child's development? Has your child been diagnosed with a disability and you’re not sure where to start?

Learn more about child development, the early intervention process, and how to make the most out of your special education experience. You’ll also find fun activities for your child all year round, as well as where you can get more support. Click the links under the categories below for more information.


Early Intervention

Follow along with this infographic starting at your first moment of concern to receiving services for your child

IDEA Early Intervention Family Guides (Information on mediation and due process complaints and hearings)

Early Intervention Parent Guide


Preschool Special Education

Contact sheets, tip sheets, and videos for preschool-aged children and younger

Early Childhood Direction Centers

Contact your local CPSE/CSE

INCLUDEnyc's tip sheet on Preschool Special Education

A Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services from NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE)

Follow this template to request an evaluation for the first time

Use this infographic to learn more about the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Turning 5: Tips on transitioning from preschool to kindergarten

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En Español

Para más recursos sobre Educación Especial Preescolar en español, visite INCLUYEnyc.org

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Childhood Development

CDC's Developmental Milestone Tracker and resource materials

NYS Early Learning Guidelines

Resources for children aged zero to three



Find year-round recreational programs for your child

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Parenting & Support

INCLUDEnyc's Applying for Childcare tip sheet

Find out more about OPWDD services and supports by calling your Front Door office

INCLUDEnyc's parenting resource packet including information on toilet training, challenging behaviors, and more

Family support groups

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Join us for our monthly series of interactive, online workshops— INCLUDEnyc LIVE

Subscribe to INCLUDEnyc on YouTube to catch our latest how-to videos

Watch our video on five things to know about your child's development