Early Childhood and Youth

Early Childhood & Youth focuses on issues related to young children (from birth to eight years) with special needs and their families including: 1. community training and technical assistance to promote family-centered and interagency systems of care and 2. inclusive early intervention and preschool programs. Secondarily, this area focuses on issues of school-aged children with and without developmental disabilities.

This priority area focuses primarily on issues related to young children with special needs (ages birth through eight) and their families. Examples of issues may include community training and technical assistance to promote family-centered and interagency systems of care and inclusive early intervention and preschool programs. Secondarily, this area will focus on issues of school-aged children with and without developmental disabilities.

Early Childhood and Youth Projects:

Creative Connections: Youth with Disabilities

Cross-Site Evaluation for the AIA Demonstration Program

Early Childhood Comprehensive System

First Steps Early Service Coordination Study

Inclusive School Community Project

Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute

Quality Matters

Team for Infants Endangered by Substance Abuse (TIES)

Missouri State Personnel Development Grant