Registration is now open for the Early Childhood Education Leaders Collaborative Institutes. Please see the Superintendent's Memo for more information. Due to space limitations, one ECSE Administrator per superintendent region can attend. Registration closes October 6, 2017.

Regions 6 & 7 attend October 26 in Wytheville

Regions 4, 5, 8 attend November 6 in Charlottesville 

Regions 1, 2, 3 attend November 9 in Williamsburg



A new technical assistance report, Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool (2017), discusses a number of strategies for braiding, blending or layering various funding sources to provide comprehensive, inclusive early learning programs for young children and their families. It includes interviews with local school district, Head Start, and child care administrators discussing how they are making it work in their programs.


Check out What is Indicator 7  for an overview of Indicator 7, a video titled "Why We Collect Outcome Data," and a presentation on integrating the indicator outcomes into the IFSP and IEP.  For more information about the specific outcomes, check out Indicator 7 Child Outcomes. These, and other resources found under DATA:INDICATOR 7: RESOURCES are great tools to increase understanding of Indicator 7.


Creating Connections to Shining Stars

Creating Connections to Shining Stars: Virginia’s Collaborative Early Childhood Birth through Five Conference is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia.  The conference focuses on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities. Check out the conference link for 2017 highlights!  

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