Early Childhood Education Leaders Communities of Learning for Inclusive Programs 2019
The Communities of Learning (CoL) will deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to leaders in early childhood education programs. The online CoL will focus on building and maintaining high-quality early childhood inclusive programs. If you are one of the twelve school divisions participating in the CoL, please click here to access the CoL webpage and resources.

Creating Connections to Shining Stars- Registration Now Open! (July 17-19, 2019 in Roanoke, VA) CCSS is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Preschool Special Education programs. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for infants, toddlers, and young children, both with and without disabilities. The Call for Proposals Deadline is Extended to 2/15/2019. 


Indicator 7: Child Outcomes Summary Process Technical Assistance Document and Support Documents

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the development of Indicator 7 Technical Assistance documents. Indicator 7 measures early childhood outcomes in the areas of social-emotional skills, acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, and behavior to meet needs.  In Virginia, school divisions are to use the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process to provide ratings and determine outcomes.  Support documents include the COS Summary Form, COS Decision Tree, COS Summary Rating Guide, and COS Process Discussion Prompts.

Early Childhood Special Education Program Administrator Spring Institute- Registration Open!

The LEADS-ECSE Program Administrator Spring Institute (April 11, 2019, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Charlottesville, VA) will provide an update on state-wide early childhood initiatives and will provide information and resources related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and implications for children with IEPs.
The VDOE will assume the cost of registration, breakfast, and lunch. Lodging for April 10, 2019 may be provided for those who live more than 50 miles from the conference center.


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