Collaborating to Make Differece Booklet

Collaborating to Make a Difference, Fostering Partnerships with Wyoming Head Starts & Child Development Centers

Download and view the guidance booklet, Collaborating to Make a Difference, Fostering Partnerships with Wyoming Head Starts & Child Development Centers.

The purpose of this guidance document is to provide clarifying information on the partnership process between Early Head Start and Head Start (Head Start or Early Head Start) and PartC and Part B/619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This resource was developed in collaboration with the Department of Health’s, Early Intervention and Education Program Unit; the Parent Information Center; the Head Start Collaboration Office, a unit of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services; the Wyoming Head Start Association;the Early Intervention Council; and local Head Start and Child Developmental Center staff representatives.


Baby Steps: A Guide for Parents to Infant-Toddler Programs – (birth to under age 3) through Part C of IDEA, is a great guide for parents to the Infant-Toddler Programs through IDEA. As a parent, you want what is best for your child. If you have concerns about your child's growth and development, you need to look for help to decide if your child would benefit from early intervention services provided in Wyoming. This booklet will provide you with information about eligibility, services, importance of getting help early, choices, and other things you'll need to know.

Reading and writing are skills we use in every part of our life. Together these skills form literacy and are the building blocks of your child’s future. Literacy begins long before a child starts school. Join Julie Yager and Carolyn Lampman Brubaker as they explore dozens of entertaining activities to help develop early literacy skills and build a love of reading and writing.

Copies of the Building Blocks DVD are available from PIC. Contact PIC for the transcripts of this video. The video is also available in Spanish.

Literacy (7:43 mins)


Reading (5:22 mins)


Reading continued (7:33 mins)


Writing (10:41 mins)


Produced by:Julie Yager, Carolyn Lampman Brubaker & Nora Baxter Screenplay by:Carolyn Lampman Brubaker Directed by: Nora Baxter Assistant Director: Bethany Brubaker Images by: Nora Baxter & Pete Hickerson Edited by:Pete Hickerson & Nora Baxter Logo and cover design: Nora Baxter Photo cover model:Destiny Prom, 6 months old


View our latest series booklets, Early On: Guide to Parents of Babies and Toddlers with Special Needs Through The Steps of Infant-Toddler Programs:

  1. Individualized Family Service Plan;
  2. Differences Part C & Part B;
  3. Natural Environments;
  4. Parent's Protections & Rights (Procedural Safeguards);
  5. Transition Preschool to Kindergarten.

What is PHP of WY, Inc.?

Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Governed by a board of directors, the majority who are parents or family members of children with disabilities. PHP 's mission is to help families become more active in their children’s learning and education, to serve and support children with and without disabilities through advocacy, education, and referral. 

It is the policy of the Parent Information Center to ensure equitable access to and participation in its activities for all Wyoming families with special attention paid to ensuring access for the most underserved families due to poverty, disability, race, color, language, ethnicity, immigrant status or national origin, gender, or age.

PHP of WY is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization; therefore, your donation is tax deductible. We welcome all donations. Every donation helps us strengthen our network of support for families.

Parent Information Center
238 N. Main St, Suite 5
Buffalo, WY 82834 
(307) 684-2277