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0 to 2 years: Early Childhood

Pathfinder Resources

Database of Services: Relevant keywords may include: Developmental or Psychological Testing, Early Intervention Program for Young Children, IDEA Information and/or Training Programs, Secondary Transition Services, and Special Education Program. is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. The website combines social networking features with expert content from’s team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.

Alignment Nashville

The mission is to bring community organizations and resources into alignment so that their coordinated support of Nashville’s youth has a positive impact on public school success, children’s health, and the success of our community as a whole.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Act Early

Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides comprehensive information on early childhood development. Printable resources and fact sheets on developmental milestones and developmental disabilities.

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

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP)

The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.

Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) works to improve the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

An online digital library of education research and information.

Offers person-centered resource materials for training and education as well as workshops and training events for inclusion.


A free online professional development library of education resources developed by the IDEA Partnership.

My Child Without is an early intervention resource for families of young children ages 0-5 with developmental delays or disabilities, and professionals.

National Center for Early Development and Learning

NCEDL is a national early childhood research project supported by the US Department of Education's Institute for Educational Sciences (IES), formerly the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). Administratively based at the FPG Child Development Institute, NCEDL is a collaboration with the University of Virginia & UCLA.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAC)

The mission of NECTAC is to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youth, programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities, IDEA, the nation's special education law, No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law, and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities. Also offers a listing of campsites and programs around the nation that offer services and specialized summer camp programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS)

TEIS is a voluntary educational program for families with children ages birth to three years old with disabilities or developmental delays. TEIS links families with support and services to help them work with their child who has a disability or developmental delay.

Tennessee Technical Assistance and Resources for Enhancing Deafblind Supports (TREDS)

A federally funded program designed to equip families, educators, and other professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to improve outcomes for individuals from birth through age twenty-one who have both vision and hearing impairments.

The IRIS Center

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the IRIS Center develops training enhancement materials to be used by faculty and professional development providers for the preparation of current and future school personnel.

ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

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