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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration 2-Part Series (VDOE)
This two-part webinar series intended for new ECSE administrators or those who would like a refresh on topics related to ECSE administration. The series will cover important topics, including an overview of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs, VDOE guidance regarding inclusive practices, an overview of ECSE indicator data (indicators 6, 7, and 12), and VQB5. Participants are to attend both sessions. 
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VQB5 Information for ECSE Administrators
The purpose of Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5) is to strengthen the quality of teaching and learning experiences in early childhood programs, through the requirements of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations, use of a vetted curriculum, and participation in Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP). All publicly funded programs will be required to participate in VQB5 by school year 2023-2024, making the 2022-2023 school year the last opportunity to...
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Application Open: Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning (Fall 2022)
Based on continuing need, 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 2022. The purpose of the Communities of Learning (CoLs) 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. In an...
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Virginia Guidelines for Early Childhood Inclusion of Children with IEPs Webinar
The Office of Early Childhood Quality and Workforce Development at the VDOE will offer a webinar focused on building, sustaining and improving early childhood inclusion of children with IEPs on October 24th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm The. The webinar will address system and program related factors that impact the Least Restrictive Environment and appropriate service provision for preschool aged children with IEPs. The webinar will advance participants’ knowledge of the benefits and legal...
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Early Childhood Special Education: Know Your Data Webinar
The VDOE will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on October 17th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to the most recent Child Count data and implications for Child Find; Indicator 6 (Early Childhood Placement) data and implications for improving inclusive practices; relevant changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Guidelines that impact young children with disabilities; and Head...
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VDOE TTAC ECSE CONTACTS

There 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? Read more iconClick to find out!
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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