Early Learning

Professional Development


Best Practices in Early Childhood Education Webinar

In collaboration with Head Start and the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Early Learning has developed a webinar to provide guidance to school leaders on promoting best practice in early childhood education. 

To access the webinar click the link below:



  • Response to Intervention Information
    Response to Intervention is not a Special Education Initiative, even though it comes through the Special Education Office. It is a general education initiative, and it applies to all students.  For more information:
  • Center on Instruction external link icon
    The Center on Instruction (CIO) is a gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, COI develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators can use in their pursuit of high quality instruction.
  • Intervention Central external link icon
    Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free articles and tools to successfully implement Response to Intervention. With many school districts across the nation now facing serious budget constraints, Intervention Central is devoted to making high-quality RTI resources available at no cost.
  • Reading is Fundamental external link icon
    The Reading is Fundamental (RIF) website is devoted to literacy and offices activities and interactive learning opportunities to promote literacy. RIF is available in Spanish. The site features literacy activities for the youngest learners, and support for adults.
  • readwritethink external link icon
    readwritethink is an excellent web resource for professional development and research based classroom resources to support your students in the reading and writing process.
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