Linda Labas

labas@maine.edu
Linda Labas

Early Childhood Coordinator

CCIDS Augusta Outreach Office

University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
225 Western Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04330
207.623.3925 ext. 13
877.475.4800
207.629.5429 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711

Education

M.Ed., Special Education/Early Childhood, University of Maine
B.S., Education/Child Development, University of Colorado

Project Affiliations

Specialty Areas

  • Early intervention
  • Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Infant, toddler, and preschool early care and education
  • Inclusive early care and education

Professional Memberships and Service

  • Member, Maine Head Start State Directors’ Association
  • Member, Maine BUILD Technical Assistance Leadership Team
  • Member, Maine Team Preventing Expulsion Peer Learning Forum National Child Care State Capacity Building Center
  • Coordinator, Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Member, Maine Dept. of Education, Early Learning and Development Standards Committee
  • Member, Maine State Agency Interdepartmental Early Learning and Development Team
  • Member, Maine DHHS Child Care Advisory Committee
  • Member, Early Care and Education Task Force
  • Member, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Member, Maine DOE, Pre-K Resource Group
  • Member, Maine Early Childhood Technical Assistance Network
  • Member, Maine Expanding Inclusive Opportunities Core Team and Steering Committee
  • Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Other

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion
  • National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS) previous incarnation to NECTAC
  • ZERO TO THREE
  • The Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

Presentations

Bruder, M., Johnson, J., Labas, L., & Morris, S. (2016, September 7). Early childhood workforce development [Webinar]. In Departments of Health and Human Services and AUCD’s Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Interest Group series. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s9eNzYT4U0&feature=youtu.be

Labas, L. & Russell, S. (2014, November). The power of re-engagement: Re-establishing Maine’s Head Start State Collaboration Office. Poster session at  the 2014 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, D.C.

Capone-Newton, L., Darlington, N. & Labas, L. (2013, May). A continuum approach to professional development. Education Session Workshop at the 2013 National Head Start Association Annual Conference, Washington. D.C.

Governmental Reports

Vishneau, M., Cobo-Lewis, A., Howard, S., Labas, L., Armstrong, P., Downs, J., . . . Ward, H. (2015, August). Quality for ME Revision Project – Final report. Report submitted to Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies; Portland: University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service.

Labas, L., & Downs, J. (2015). Maine Head Start and Early Head Start needs assessment report: 2015 annual update. Maine Head Start State Collaboration Office. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Maine Head Start Directors’ Association and Maine Head Start State Collaboration Office. (2014). 2014 Maine Head Start annual report (L. Labas and J. Downs, Eds.). Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Representative Publications

Labas, L., Lavaliere, S., Downs, J., & Gallik, P.  (Eds.). (2016). Technical assistance competencies for Maine’s early childhood workforce. [Draft]. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Labas, L. (Ed.). (2016, August). Maine QRIS inclusive practices checklist. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Labas. L. (2011). Indicators for quality inclusive practice (Field test version 1.0). [Unpublished]. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Downs, J., Blagojevic, B., Labas, L., Kendrick, M., & Maeverde, J. (2005). Growing ideas tipsheets and resources for guiding early childhood practices. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. Available online at https://ccids.umaine.edu/resources/ec-growingideas/

Blagojevic, B., & Labas, L. (2004). Emerging literacy learning: Individualizing for all children. FACTS 7. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Blagojevic, B., Twomey, D., & Labas, L. (2002). Universal design for learning: From the start. FACTS 6. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion.

Labas, L., & Sandberg, M. (2001). Dusting off the tool box: Tips for trainers. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion. Available online at http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/ccids_prodevelopment/3/

Labas, L., Gilbert, S., Rainey D., & Reed, S. (2001). Early start: Infant-toddler curriculum. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion.

Enright, B., Fairman, M., Gilmer, D., Kendrick, M., Labas, L., Son, K., . . . Zeph, L. (1999). Foundations of inclusive education: A staff development guide. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion.

Labas, L., Kendrick, M., Bilodeau, C., Son, K., & Gooldrup, T. (1999). Creating inclusive early care communities: Building a foundation for cooperative behavior. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion.

Web-based Early Childhood Resources

Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings Community of Practice. (2014). Resource bank (L. Labas, Ed.). Password protected for members only.

Maine’s Expanding Inclusive Opportunities Initiative. (2011). Early childhood settings inclusion toolkit (L. Labas, Ed.). Available online at https://ccids.umaine.edu/resources/inclusion-toolkit/

Labas, L., Kendrick, M., & Rainey, D. (2011). Growing ideas virtual toolkits. University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. Available online at https://ccids.umaine.edu/resources/ec-growingideas/