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Date(s): 6/19/2018 3:00 PM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Head Start and Early Head Start staff are in a position to have a huge impact on the lives of children with disabilities or suspected delays. Classroom and home-based supports are most effective when they are individualized to meet the needs of the children and families served. In this webinar, learn more about effective, research-based instructional practices using stories, video clip examples, and online resources. Topics for the webinar include: Evidence-based instructional practices that...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 2:00 PM - 6/18/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they are. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children ages birth to 5. Topics for the webinar include: How hearing screening relates to the overall goals of Head Start Current evidence-based practice recommendations for hearing screening with children birth to 5 An overview of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening for all children and available resources...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Keynote Speakers Sara Miller,  Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma andResilience Educator at ChildSavers Agenda 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Welcome 9:00-11:30 Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Effects John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator ChildSavers 11:30-12:15 Lunch (Provided) 12:15-2:45...
Date(s): 5/23/2018 2:00 PM - 5/23/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Part one of this two-part Virtual Event series will begin the conversation by going beyond the headlines to explore what we really know about parents struggling with substance use disorder and its impacts on the health and mental health of their unborn and very young children. What do young children with prenatal exposure disorders need to support their recovery and healthy development? As professionals, how do we best observe, engage and support these fragile families? Presenters will explore...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop features the Cross-Cutting Approaches: School Readiness topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Content specialists from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) will highlight resources, guide the discussion, and answer questions. The ECLKC is the official website of the Office of Head Start. It provides the latest policy and practice...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...
Date(s): 4/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4/19/2018 6:45 PM
Description: This course introduces professionals and parents to the many important facets of development that underlie social learning in preschool- and early elementary-age children. The ability to participate in collaborative play and learn as part of a group depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self-regulation, and solid social emotional development as well as the executive functioning skills to multitask the use of it all. This course will focus on how to put the research...
Date(s): 4/10/2018 - 4/12/2018
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters. All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. Member Registration fee schedule for conference: Full Conference       $335, $360 after March 1 Single Day              $190, $215 after March 1 Non-Member...
Date(s): 4/3/2018 2:00 PM - 4/3/2018 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP. Learning Objectives: You will be able to:  identify intensive interventions identify curriculum-based assessments to guide intervention modify and individualize interventions and monitor...
Date(s): 2/22/2018 12:00 PM - 2/22/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever said/thought/wondered "If he would just do what I asked or "(fill in the blank)" we wouldn't have this problem!?!?"  Please join us for an hour-long webinar about the factors that underlie behaviors that are OFTEN missed by the adults in children's lives. During this webinar we will learn the underpinnings of challenging behavior from a neuroscience perspective. Dr. Delahooke will be referencing her book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention:  A Skills...
Date(s): 2/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training for Connected Speech Skill (Course #4) Registration dates: Feb. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018 Date when course is available: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20,...
Date(s): 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 1/20/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Play Based Learning- January 20, 2018,...
Date(s): 1/10/2018 2:00 PM - 1/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Learn how you and your team can apply collective leadership to find solutions and reach your shared goals. What if the solutions to the biggest challenges facing you were living inside the hearts and minds of others. What if you had a magic wand and could unlock these secrets? Collective leadership is about changing the way we think about leadership from something you do alone to or for others, to something that you do with others. The benefits of adopting collective leadership include: better...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 - 2/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
Date(s): 1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s...
Date(s): 12/13/2017 2:00 PM - 12/13/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Join us for an engaging session on some “big ideas” about early brain development that every parent and early childhood provider should know and use every day! For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second! What does that mean for the baby, and for your program? This session will combine a structured talk interspersed with short, interactive activities among audience members. Participants will: 1. Know and apply key brain facts pertaining to...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 1:00 PM - 12/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework provides a means of examining a child’s ability to participate in daily routines and activities. A primary focus of the ICF is the environmental factor, which includes physical, social, and attitudinal environmental components. Specifically considering the environmental factors of the ICF affords practitioners with a framework for considering all possible facets of a child and his/her life that may be...
Date(s): 12/5/2017 12:00 PM - 12/5/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 11/14/2017 1:00 PM - 11/14/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) professionals need strategies for working with interpreters in order to provide effective services to children and their families who are linguistically and culturally diverse. In this session, we will share guidelines and ideas to improve communication in EI/ECSE service delivery when the EI/ECSE team includes an interpreter. This session will help you to improve your knowledge and skills when working with interpreters in order to...
Date(s): 11/11/2017 9:30 AM - 11/11/2017 11:00 AM, 1/20/2018 9:30 AM - 1/20/2018 11:00 AM, 4/7/2018 9:30 PM - 4/7/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Various presenters will explore ways to build a successful, developmentally appropriate preschool program. Topics will include using routine, rules, and the classroom environment to support your programming, appropriate teacher language, what makes a quality curriculum, and authentic assessment. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 9:30am-11:00am Presented by: Holly Blum Teacher Language is the root for growing positive teacher-child relationships and...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 12:00 PM - 11/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 11/4/2017 9:00 AM - 11/4/2017 11:00 AM, 1/27/2018 9:00 AM - 1/27/2018 11:00 AM, 4/14/2018 9:00 AM - 4/14/2018 11:00 AM
Description: Various presenters will explore ways to build a successful, developmentally appropriate preschool program. Topics will include using routine, rules, and the classroom environment to support your programming, appropriate teacher language, what makes a quality curriculum, and authentic assessment. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 9:30am-11:00am Presented by: Holly Blum Teacher Language is the root for growing positive teacher-child relationships and...
Date(s): 11/1/2017 2:00 PM - 11/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by;  Deborah Stipek Judy Koch Professor of Education, Stanford University Math lessons are rare in early childhood settings in part because efforts to develop academic skills have focused on literacy. Some early childhood educators eschew teacher-directed lessons, believing that all teaching needs to be conducted in the context of child-initiated activities, and they worry about the effect of standards and accountability on early childhood education. In this session I will...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 8:30 AM - 10/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Training for Educators, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists and Intervention Specialists: On October 4-6, 2017 Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, will be conducting two clinical workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module. The workshops will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. About the trainings. The Autism Diagnostic Observation...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: This workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module is for Educator, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists, and Intervention Specialists. It is offered on October 4-6, 2017 by the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. CEUs will be available and participants can register for one or both clinical workshops. For more...
Date(s): 9/23/2017 9:00 AM, 11/4/2017 9:00 AM, 1/27/2018 9:00 AM, 4/14/2018 9:00 AM
Description: Behavior Challenges look different depending on the cause of the behavior. Children with challenging behavior experience difficulties throughout their day and miss opportunities to socialize with their peers as well as be available for learning. This workshop series will look at areas that contribute to challenging and difficult behaviors in the classroom and provide specific strategies to help change these behaviors. Workshop #1  Providing A Sensory Centered “in Sync” Classroom...
Date(s): 9/13/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 7/25/2017 4:00 PM - 7/25/2017 5:00 PM
Description: When teachers open their classroom doors this new school year, they’ll be welcoming students with a variety of experiences, strengths, and challenges. A few children in your new class might have disabilities or developmental delays that impact their learning, social skills, or behavior.  This webinar will uncover how to best understand and implement inclusionary practices into the classroom that will help children with developmental delays or disabilities participate successfully...
Date(s): 6/21/2017 2:00 PM - 6/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar,...
Description: In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to...
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...
Date(s): 7/19/2017 - 7/21/2017
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities.   Who Should Attend? Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Childhood Special Educators, Childcare Providers,...