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.

Save the Date! LEADS Fall Institute 2019

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall 2019 Institute. The purpose is 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). Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or others serving in this capacity. The Institute will take place on November 14th, 2019 at the Omni Charlottesville, Virginia. More details to come!


IPOP (Inclusive Placement Opportunities for Preschoolers) Manual ***Updated 2019***

This manual was developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the state system of Training and Technical Assistance Centers to help local school divisions meet federal and state mandates that children with disabilities be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The manual contains 8 modules and extensive resources which provide critical information for understanding, building, supporting, and sustaining inclusive placement opportunities for young children with disabilities in early childhood programs. 

LEADS Contact Update

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is updating contact information for school division leaders responsible for the administrative oversight of local Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs. Your assistance is needed to identify individuals that provide administrative oversight to ECSE programs, including their names, email address, and phone number. This information is requested to be added to the LEADS Contact Update List by September 15, 2019. See link in title for more information to whom this pertains.


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