Diversity and Personnel topic editor: Betsy Ayankoya
This report is provided by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) position papers
Report by the National Collaborative on Diversity in the Teaching Force.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Topic Briefs located on the Build Initiative website include resources on the following topics:
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Concept Paper
Materials include: toolbox, care packages containing resources and presentations to support early childhood and early intervention faculty and preservice programs.
CLAS, previously funded by OSEP continues to provide culturally appropriate materials.
MECTT is a project previously funded by OSEP designed to prepare parent and professional teams to improve services to diverse families of young children with special needs by infusing cultural competence in early childhood programs.
This website features downloadable early childhood/early intervention training materials and resources for addressing culturally and linguistic diversity.
This site features online curricula offering information on knowledge, skills and awareness related to cultural competence; provide instructional and self-discovery strategies; guidance on how to incorporate cultural and linguistic competence into ones work; and offers materials, articles and other publications.
The National Technical Assistance Center for Personnel Preparation in Special Education at Minority Institutions of Higher Education promotes the participation of minority institutions of higher education (MIHEs). Monarch assists MIHEs in recruiting, retaining, and preparing highly qualified personnel. The center maintains a database of special education and/or related services personnel preparation programs offered at MIHEs across the nation.
Provides culturally responsive, user-friendly materials and training for staff and families to use to promote strong language and literacy skills in children's home language and in English.