Dear Visitors:
Federal funding for this website ended in 2003, therefore few materials have been added since that time. Fortunately, there is continued interest in culturally and appropriate materials, curriculum, and programs. Because of this, we have allowed this site to remain as an archive. Please feel free to use this site, but recognize that it is no longer current.

Salamu           Merhaba

Selamat Datang

"Welcome" in Chinese

Tuloy Po Kayo"Welcome" in Korean
Bienvenue      Huan Ying (pdf)

Yatahee      Benvenuto
"Welcome" in Greek
"Welcome" in American Sign Language finger-spellingBienvenidos



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of ASL Fingerspelling

Welcome to CLAS

CLAS can be your resource!

In collaboration with many colleagues representing diverse cultural and linguistic roots the CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them. The materials and resources available on this site reflect the intersection of culture and language, disabilities and child development. Through this site we intend to inform consumers (e.g., practitioners, families, and researchers) about materials and practices that are available and the contexts in which they might select a given material or practice. Parts of the site can also be read in Spanish. We hope you will find the collection and resources helpful and share it with friends and colleagues.


If you have questions, suggestions, or just want to comment, please contact us. Thanks for visiting.