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Public Awareness Campaign for Early Detection and Developmental Screenings

The Center for Disabilities Studies received funding in 2010 from the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council to develop a statewide public awareness campaign about the benefits of early screening for developmental disabilities. This campaign supports Delaware’s Act Early State Team, which focuses on early identification, assessment, provision of services and coordination.  Information sheet.

New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS)

New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS) has moved to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. NDEHS is an interagency program committed to empowering and supporting pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and their families. The program is designed to serve women who are pregnant and families who have children between the ages of birth and 36 months.

Assistive Technology (AT)

Anything that makes a task easier to complete is assistive technology (AT). The Delaware Assitive Technology Initiative (DATI) is a major part of the Center's AT efforts. CDS also is involved in several other projects to bring AT to people of all ages to give them access to the tools they need to live life more fully.  More...

Training for Early Care and Education (TECE I and TECE II) is no longer offered at CDS

This training is now offered by other organizations. To find training options, it is recommended that you put the words TECE I or TECE II into a search engine.

Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood

The Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) is a part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware. It is committed to supporting the healthy growth and development of Delaware’s children by providing resources and information for those who care for, who care about, and who teach children and support their families. For more information, visit the DIEEC website.