Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Administrator Contact List 2024

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. Each school division should have at least one person identified as the leader responsible for administrative oversight of the ECSE program. This person is the one primarily responsible for the provision of a quality ECSE program that helps prepare young children with IEPs for school through program coordination and operations, adherence to state and federal mandates, and professional development on evidence-based practices and programming. The purpose of this update is to ensure VDOE can provide communication and technical assistance related to ECSE to the appropriate school division leader.

 

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Registration Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) 2024
Registration Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars 2024 Creating Connections to Shining Stars is a collaborative effort between Virginia's Part C, Early Intervention and Part B, Early Childhood 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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VPI Funding in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms Notice
This notice is to let you know of a strategy to use Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) funds to support students with disabilities. Any age-eligible student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) qualifies for VPI. This means that VPI funds can be used not only to support children with IEPs in inclusive VPI classrooms but may also be used to support instructional experiences in Early Childhood Special Education classrooms with age-eligible children. To promote maximum inclusion and the...
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VPI Funding in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms Webinar
This webinar will provide an overview of how school divisions can use Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) funding to support ECSE classrooms in public schools. Supporting ECSE rooms with VPI funds is an excellent way to expand VPI programming in your locality as well as have state funds supplement other funds used in these classrooms. The VDOE will host a webinar on April 18 to review considerations for using VPI eligibility to improve programs for children with IEPs.?  
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Considerations for a Smooth and Timely Transition from Part C to Part B Webinar (Recorded 3/19/24)
This webinar, presented by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Education, will provide information about the transition from Early Intervention Services (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B). The webinar will discuss Federal and State regulations, decisions that can be determined locally, program eligibility, as well as tips for how the two systems can collaborate to support families and support a smooth and timely...
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Registration is Open! Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential (ODUP) 2024 Theme: Language X Literacy = Success (TAC-DHH)
Register for Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2024 - ODUP 2024 is an event bringing together professionals and parents from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind in order to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student’s educational process. Sponsored by: The Virginia Department of Education and the...
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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!
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Registration Open! Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) 2024

7/16/2024 - 7/18/2024

Creating Connections to Shining Stars 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.

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 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.

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

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