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Description: All young children (Birth to 5) with and without disabilities have the right to experience settings, relationships, and interactions that will support and futher their development and learning. This infographic from VCPD helps families to understand the importance and value of inclusion in early childhood.
Description: This is Virginia Board of Education's Resolution of Recognition to Commemorate November 2020 as Family Engagement In Education Month. Whereas, partnerships between families, schools, and communities working collaboratively throughout a child's educational journey results in students of all backgrounds and abilities achieving at higher levels, becoming productive citizens, and contributing to our communities and society as a whole; and Whereas, the partnerships between families, schools and...
Description: VCU-ACE is excited to welcome you to their new early childhood website! They have resources for families about raising and supporting young children with ASD. They also have resources for educators and providers as they learn more about ASD and how to use evidence-based practices. For Parents: Raising a child diagnosed with ASD can be confusing and overwhelming. Many times, parents and family members struggle to understand the diagnosis, how to support their child's success, and how to...
Description: This module—a revision of Collaborating with Families, which was originally developed in cooperation with the PACER Center—addresses the importance of engaging the families of students with disabilities in their child’s education. It highlights some of the key factors that affect these families and outlines some practical ways to build relationships and create opportunities for involvement (est. completion time: 1 hour).
Description: Provided by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), there are a variety of resources related to engaging families, including webinars, learning decks, videos, and reading materials.
Description: The ECTA Center partnered with the DaSy Center, Ann and Rud Turnbull, and invited guests to facilitate an interactive four-part web broadcast series aimed at supporting early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) systems leaders with building capacity in personnel and families to develop trusting partnerships. These partnerships in a child’s early years lay the foundation for achieving the long-term intended outcomes for children/students with developmental delays...
Description: Designed to help teachers build positive relationships with families, this module highlights the diversity of families and addresses the factors that school personnel should understand about working with the families of children with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).
Description: From the Head Start ECLKC site: The Relationship-based Competencies (RBCs) are based on research and recommended practice across many fields working with families from pregnancy through the early childhood years. These fields include: Early care and education Early intervention Infant mental health Child welfare Maternal and child health Pediatrics Social work Psychology Topics include: Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement: Overview for Early Childhood Professionals...
Description: Building Learning into Natural Home Routines and Activities Plan This document is a home learning plan created as a follow-up to the 15 questions for teachers to help parents. This plan is designed to take advantage of that partnership. It asks parents to talk about home activities or routines where they could use help from the teacher. The teacher can then offer ideas and suggestions to help teach those home routines or activities. 15 Questions to Help Teachers Help Parents This document...
Description: Families are the enduring presence in the lives of young children with disabilities. This volume contains activities to support early care and education staff and families in developing positive relationships that support collaboration and family leadership. Session 1: Creating Bright Futures (Building Relationships with Families) Session 2: Listening to Families Session 3: When Concerns Arise: Learning from Families' Experiences Session 4: Getting...
Description: FPG's Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and the National Center on Early Development, Teaching, and Learning partnered to host a 4 part webinar series titled "Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to High Quality Evaluations and Services." Webinars include: Webinar #1 Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to High Quality Evaluations and Services. Webinar #2 Supporting Participation for All Children: Essential Features of High Quality Inclusion. Webinar #3 Collaboration With...
Description: CONNECT Modules are FREE practice-focused instructional resources for faculty and other professional development providers. CONNECT modules are designed using a 5-Step Learning Cycle, an approach for making evidence-based decisions about practice dilemmas, based on the integration of multiple sources of evidence. Topics (available in English and Spanish) include: Embedded Interventions Transition Communication to Collaboration Family-Professional Partnerships Assistive Technology...