Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning. The purpose of the Community of Learning (CoL) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education (ECSE) who provide special education services using the itinerant model. See link in title for application!

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New Webinar! Working Together: A Framework for Effective Transitions from Part C to Part B

This webinar is designed to facilitate a work session between Part C and Part B for the purpose of 1) enhancing a collaborative working relationship, 2) implementing strategies and processes to support a successful transition for families and children, and 3) updating and maintaining local interagency agreements. The webinar is intended to be viewed jointly with participants from the Part C and Part B systems. A presentation guide accompanies the webinar to guide discussion, document responses, and use as a reference for editing interagency agreements.

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3-Part Learning Series: Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships 

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering a three-part learning series titled, Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships.  It is targeted to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers, but is also appropriate for administrators, related service personnel, and anyone else who may partner with families and implement coaching strategies to support learning. The series is being led by Dana Childress, Ph.D., Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant. It will focus on the Dathan Rush and M'Lisa Shelden coaching model. The goals are for participants to 1) gain an understanding of the purpose and value of coaching parents, 2) increase knowledge of the Rush and Shelden coaching model, and 3) implement the key characteristics of the coaching model. Participants will be encouraged to complete readings and activities throughout the series that are designed to enhance learning and improve implementation.

 

 

LEADS Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator
Fall 2020 Institute

On November 10th, The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offered the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall 2020 Institute. The purpose was to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Topics included the Virginia’s Early Learning and Developmental Standards, Early Childhood Special Education Updates, Virginia’s Initiative to Advance Effective Instruction and Interactions in Public School-based Pre-K, and Indicator 6. If you were not able to attend, please email valeads@gmu.edu for materials and recording.

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New! VCU-ACE Early Childhood Website

VCU-ACE is excited to welcome you to their new early childhood website! They have resources for families about raising and supporting young children with ASD. They also have resources for educators and providers as they learn more about ASD and how to use evidence-based practices.

 

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Readiness Connection Newsletter Sign-Up

The Readiness Connection, a newsletter for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) professionals from the Virginia Department of Education, is sent out monthly. As we continue to move toward greater unification and shared ownership across agencies and funding streams, this newsletter includes statewide updates as well as program-specific information.

To ensure you receive each issue, sign up here to receive monthly updates from VDOE on early childhood news and updates.

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