If you find yourself asking similar questions, CLAS can help you find a variety of resources that may help. Since we do not expect a single practice or material to work with every member of a cultural or linguistic group, we have identified a range of strategies and approaches to help you make an informed selection.
This web site presents a dynamic and evolving database of materials describing culturally and linguistically appropriate practices for early childhood/early intervention services. New materials will be added each month through the year 2002. In this site, you will find descriptions of books, videotapes, articles, manuals, brochures and audiotapes. Visit the following resources at this site:
CLAS Publications include guidelines, reports, and other publications that have been prepared by our CLAS collaborators. The purpose of these publications is to examine, raise awareness and provide suggestions in the delivery of early childhood/early intervention services to families and young children (from birth to age 5) from diverse cultural and linguistic groups.
The Special Collections, include program descriptions, child find brochures, and evaluation tools. We have received permission to provide full text options for many of the materials and therefore they can be downloaded or printed.
We have Links to Web sites where you may also find information related to topics in early childhood, special education, and cultural and linguistic diversity.
Parts of the site can be read in Spanish. We hope you will find the collection helpful and share it with friends and colleagues.
If you have questions, suggestions, or just want to comment: Contact CLAS.