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Foundations for Early Childhood Self-Determination Project

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The Foundations for Early Childhood Self-Determination Project is a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences. The purpose is to help families and early childhood teachers work together to help young children develop skills such as choice-making, self-regulation, or engagement. In this picture, a parent and teacher are viewing a video recording of a child trying out a strategy at home.

Community of Practice: Family Supports

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The Beach Center has launched a Community of Practice on Facebook to share evidence, values, and wisdom among families, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers about early childhood family supports. Join the discussion by clicking on the picture!

Textbook on Family-Professional Partnerships

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Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality: Positive Outcomes through Partnerships and Trust is a textbook co-authored by Beach Center co-directors, Ann and Rud Turnbull, along with their colleagues, Elizabeth Erwin, Leslie Soodak, and Karrie Shogren.

Toolkit: Guides, surveys and scales

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The Beach Center has developed a variety of measures about families, including this Family Quality of Life Scale. Our measures about families, partnerships and other issues have been used by researchers and service providers around the globe.