Video Library

Information About Our Videos

Digital video is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance a range of early care and education practices, including observation, documentation, assessment, evaluation, coaching, consultation, reflective practice, reflective supervision, family education, and professional development. The Desired Results Access Project established a Digital Video Initiative to support early childhood practitioners' use of video in their work. The videos on this page were produced in collaboration with our partners in this initiative, including staff from the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Sacramento County Office of Education, the Santa Clara Office of Education, and the Riverside County Office of Education. Check back from time to time as new clips are added periodically.

For further information, please contact Larry Edelman.

Downloads for Professional Development

Through Vimeo, each video has a link to download a video file that may be used in professional development activities. IMPORTANT NOTE: 1) You may not use this work for commercial purposes; 2) You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work; and 3) You may not post a copy of this video to any web site. If you download any of these QuickTime (.mov) files you will need a free media player that will play QuickTime files such as Apple QuickTime Player or the VLC Media Player.

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Please visit our sister video project, Colorado's Results Matter Video Library.

General Interest Videos

Harper Hope

This is an important video for families who are, or will be, receiving early intervention services as well as for current and future early intervention practitioners. In Part 1, Karis and Mike share intimate reflections about their daughter's birth and early months in the NICU; in Part 2, Karis articulately describes and illustrates the role of early intervention in their lives. Download Video

Team Lydia Rose: Supporting Inclusion Every Day In Every Way

This video illustrates how inclusive practices should begin as early as possible. In the first part, Janelle describes her two year old daughter's birth, early weeks in the NICU, and her stroke at four months old. In the second part, Janelle is joined by Lydia Rose's child development center teacher and her early interventionist as they discuss and illustrate a range of topics including inclusion, collaboration and teamwork between general and special educators, family-centered early intervention in natural environments, coaching, embedded instruction, family leadership, and more. This video has important messages for families who are, or will be, receiving early intervention services, for current and future early intervention practitioners, and for early childhood educators. Download Video

A Parent's Perspective on Inclusion in Early Childhood

This is a follow up to the video "Team Lydia Rose." In this video Janelle Rethwisch talks about her perspective on inclusion for her daughter Lydia, in early childhood and beyond. This video can serve as a good introduction for families who are new to the concept of inclusion or who are deciding on service options. Download Video

Getty's Window To Inclusion: The Chance To Be Just Like Any Other Kid

This video illustrates how essential early childhood inclusion is for all children, including those who cannot be in close proximity to other children because of health concerns. In this video, Kate Mathany describes how her daughter Getty virtually attends a typical preschool classroom every day using a VGo. In the first part, Kate introduces us to Getty and describes how the idea to use the VGo came about. In the second part, Kate is joined by Eileen Sedilko, Getty's preschool teacher, as they illustrate how Getty's school day works from both home and classroom perspectives. They discuss a range of topics including preschool inclusion, parent leadership, the use of adaptations, collaboration, teamwork, the benefits of inclusion for all children, families, and teachers. This video has important messages for families with children who cannot attend a preschool because of health reasons who are looking for solutions, for all those interested in early childhood inclusion, and for current and future early childhood educators. Download Video

Tips on Using Video

Using Video to Support Tristen

Tristen is a delightful, bilingual preschooler. This video shows video clips that Tristen's teachers have shared with his family and is narrated by Tristen's parents who discuss how video helps them understand what Tristen is learning in school, assists them in using consistent strategies, reinforces Tristen's communication and literacy skiils, supports positive behaviors, provides family support, and preserves visual memories. Download Video