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Dictionaries and Glossaries


Acronym List

(2016). Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center)


Acronym Dictionary

(2011). Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)


Early Childhood Education Professional Development:Training and Technical Assistance Glossary

(2011). NAEYC and NACCRRA.


Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Adult Education Glossary

(2011). NAEYC and the Alliance of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.


Glossary of Child Welfare Terms

(2015). Child Welfare Information Gateway.

This Glossary identifies commonly held definitions for terms that can be found on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website. It defines common acronyms and includes links to information on major Federal legislation and related child welfare terms. Also available: Child Welfare Terms, English to Spanish and Términos del bienestar de menores, Del español al inglés


Glossary of Common MCH Terms and Acronyms

(2012). MCH Navigator at Georgetown University.


Glossary of Policy and Advocacy Terms and Acronyms

(2008). ZERO TO THREE.

This online glossary from ZERO TO THREE defines commonly used federal and state legislative terms and acronyms, and effective advocacy terms and techniques for those in the infant-toddler field.


Implementation Process: Glossary Terms

This is a companion glossary of Implementation Science terminology used in a Guide to the Implementation Process: Stages, Steps and Activities.


Glossary of Special Education Terms

(2014). The IRIS Center.

This online glossary from the IRIS Center contains terms related to the field of special education and includes a helpful cross-referencing feature.


Navajo Glossary of Early Childhood Special Education

(2014). University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability.

This online glossary provides definitions of terms frequently used in early childhood special education. It includes the Navajo translations for each term, as well as audio access to spoken pronunciations.


Statewide Implementation Guide: Glossary


System Framework for Part C and Section 619: Glossary of Terms


OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

(2013). Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center at the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, New Jersey.