Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) provides early interventions to targeted students in the areas of academic growth, behavioral health, and social and emotional learning. Research shows that prevention and early intervention is more effective than later remediation. In an effort to assist our schools in providing resources to address early intervention, we have compiled free resources available to our schools that are specific to early childhood education in the areas of: academics, behavior, social and emotional learning, positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), and family engagement.
Academic Intervention Resources
- DEC Position Statement: Multitiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood: Description and Implications
- RTI for Pre-K: This web page from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute provides resources related to implementing Recognition and Response or Preschool RTI. Click on the "Learn More about R&R" button to read a description of the process and see classroom examples.
- RTI Pre-K Resources from the RTI Network provides resources to support the implementation of RTI in preschool.
- TEACCH TIPS from UNC-Chapel Hill provide strategies to help families support their children with autism. Many of these are also useful to teachers.
- FITT Early Learning Activities and Visual Supports: This photo library from TEACCH provides a wide variety of examples of structured teaching tasks that teachers can create for use with young children with autism or cognitive delays.
- Children's Books portraying people with disabilities from the Iris Center, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
- Early Childhood Behavior Management training module on Developing and Teaching Rules from the Iris Center and DEC
- PBIS World - An interactive website for Tier 1, 2 and 3 behavioral intervention strategies
- Behavior Intervention Tiering Tool designed to assist in matching behavior strategies with student needs, from Kentucky's Social Emotional Learning for Teachers
Social & Emotional Learning Resources
- Video Resource from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
- Behavior Intervention Resources from the National Center for Pyramid Model Interventions (NCPMI)
Family Engagement Resources
- Resources for partnering with and supporting diverse families from the National Center for Pyramid Model Interventions (NCPMI)
- Family Tools from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
- Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers Study (FITT) helps families better understand and engage with their toddler with autism spectrum disorder.