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.
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We are excited to share the news of this competitive grant opportunity for VPI and Early Childhood Special Education programs across the state. This grant provides selected forward-thinking school divisions with funds to build local capacity to conduct CLASS® observations by local observers two times a year and who will also provide targeted feedback to teachers resulting in continuous improvement of teacher-child interactions. The ongoing feedback to VPI teachers and assistants on the quality of teacher-child interactions in their classrooms will assist in preparing children for success in kindergarten.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the development of Indicator 7 Technical Assistance documents, including a newly updated Technical Assistance Document. 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.