Reach for the Stars: Children with Learning Diffficulties

Helping Your Child Overcome Obstacles & Realize Potential
This publication provides information and tools for parents and caregivers so they can navigate the education system, effectively advocate for their children and ensure that they receive appropriate services, overcome obstacles and realize their potential.

Naples Alliance for Children thanks the many professionals and parents who are part of the NAFC Learning Difficulties Taskforce. This document is part of an initiative to inform parents, care givers, children’s health and service providers, schools, and the community on how they can join together to insure that our future generations are informed, productive citizens. This publication is funded through a grant from Trinity by the Cove.

Myra Shapiro, President/Taskforce Chair

Naples Alliance for Children

Reach for the Stars: Children with Learning Diffficulties

Helping Your Child Overcome Obstacles & Realize Potential

This publication provides information and tools for parents and caregivers so they can navigate the education system, effectively advocate for their children and ensure that they receive appropriate services, overcome obstacles and realize their potential.

Naples Alliance for Children thanks the many professionals and parents who are part of the NAFC Learning Difficulties Taskforce. This document is part of an initiative to inform parents, care givers, children’s health and service providers, schools, and the community on how they can join together to insure that our future generations are informed, productive citizens. This publication is funded through a grant from Trinity by the Cove.

Myra Shapiro, President/Taskforce Chair

Naples Alliance for Children


Discipline Toolbox

The copyrighted “Discipline Toolbox�? offers educators and parents a comprehensive analysis of forty of the most commonly encountered disruptive behaviors. It includes possible causes, suggested prevention methods, and strategies for appropriate responses to these behaviors.

Additionally, the “Toolbox�? is included as a major part of a web-based course that is being designed by the Department of Children and Families on the topic of Guidance. This came to be when the curriculum designers for the course, as well as a Project Advisory Team of early childhood experts from around the state, overwhelmingly requested permission to use the document after it had been reviewed.

NAFC offers free workshops for Collier County early childhood teachers and directors, as well as individualized consultations to a limited number of child care centers. The Discipline Toolbox is offered free to selected Collier County programs. E-mail or Call 239-649-5260 for information.

Infant/Toddler Social/Emotional Development Toolbox

The Infant and Toddler Social/emotional Development Toolbox defines developmental milestones and suggests activities to support them.

It identifies potential social and emotional problems and stresses that social and emotional growth should be an integral part of every child’s development. The publication is funded through a grant from the League Club.