NEW PAGE: Improving Inclusive Practices & Outcomes for Preschoolers (IPOP) - Developed by the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs), IPOP is a systems change approach to support school divisions in the development, expansion, and/or improvement of inclusive placement opportunities for preschoolers with Individual Education Programs (IEPs). IPOP is designed to help local school divisions meet federal and state mandates requiring young children with disabilities to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Improving Inclusive Practices & Outcomes for Preschoolers (IPOP) Flyer for Technical Assistance - Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTACs) are available to assist school divisions and program leaders in building effective systems to improve access and participation for all children within high-quality inclusive learning environments. Click the link to view the TA Flyer and find more information about areas of support.
The “Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) Service Delivery Model for Administrators” is a three-part video series intended for administrators who want to learn more about the Itinerant Model for children with Individualized Education Programs (IEP). The Itinerant model is a service delivery model that supports the inclusion of young children with disabilities by delivering IEP services in a variety of preschool settings such as a private preschool, child care center,...
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Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning for Teachers: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce that two Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Communities of Learning will be offered beginning in September 2023. The purpose of the Communities of Learning (CoLs) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in ECSE who provide special education...
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EVENT IS FULL-Add your name to the Waitlist The Building Social-Communication Skills in Young Children with Disabilities is a two-day academy designed for early childhood special education teachers, early childhood teachers, and speech language pathologists who teach preschool aged children with IEPs. It will provide participants with strategies and instructional resources to explicitly teach social-communication skills by focusing on instruction during naturally occurring opportunities as...
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While the IDEA regulations are the same for early childhood special education as they are for K-12 students, service delivery in early childhood special education is unique. This webinar provides an introductory overview of early childhood education programs, including ECSE, for special education directors and administrators who wish to learn more about early childhood and models for service delivery.
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Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential 2023: Evolution in Education (In-Person Professional Development Event) Proposals for presentations are being accepted between now and March 10, 2023 for the 17th annual Opening Doors – Unlocking Potential 2023 professional development event focusing on Evolution in Education. ODUP 2023 is returning to an in-person event and will continue its strong focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of...
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VDOE TTAC ECSE CONTACTSThere are six Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTAC) across the Commonwealth of Virginia that serve professionals in their local areas. Want to know who your ECSE Contacts are? Click to find out!
The Readiness Connection, a newsletter for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) professionals from the Virginia Department of Education, is sent out weekly. 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. Archived Readiness Connection newsletters can be found here.
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