[R-0080] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Head Start Association (NHSA). (undated). Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications. Missoula, MT: The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC). Retrieved from http://www.dec-sped.org/uploads/docs/about_dec/position_concept_papers/DEC_NAEYC_NHSA%20Joint%20Paper%20on%20RTI%20in%20Early%20Childhood_final.pdf

Abstract: Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and response to intervention (RTI) are widely used frameworks for providing early intervention services. The shifts in policy and practice resulting them provide important opportunities for early childhood (EC) and other professionals to collaborate in support of the development and learning of all young children. DEC, NAEYC, and NHSA have prepared a paper to promote understanding and provide guidance on the relationship of RTI to (EC) programs.

Integration: “While states and local programs have conceptualized RTI for young children in many different ways, the focus of this paper is on the common features of RTI frameworks in EC, how they are designed to ensure high-quality teaching and responsive care-giving for all young children. Readers should note, however, that the science or practice of RTI for young children is still evolving, and this paper is based on current conceptualizations and practices.” (p. 3)

Content Focus: Instruction and Teaching; Teaming and Collaboration; Introduction to Early Childhood

Notes: Download the document at http://www.dec-sped.org/uploads/docs/about_dec/position_concept_papers/DEC_NAEYC_NHSA%20Joint%20Paper%20on%20RTI%20in%20Early%20Childhood_final.pdf