Improving Inclusive Practices & Outcomes for Preschoolers (IPOP) Flyer for Technical Assistance

Developed by the VDOE’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs), Improving Inclusive Practices & Outcomes for Preschoolers (IPOP) is a systems change approach to support school divisions in the development, expansion, and/or improvement of inclusive placement opportunities for preschoolers with Individual Education Programs (IEPs). IPOP is designed to help local school divisions meet federal and state mandates requiring young children with disabilities to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). School divisions may receive technical assistance using the IPOP framework to address individualized goals. See the attached flyer for more information on the Improving Inclusive Practices & Outcomes for Preschoolers Technical Assistance opportunity.

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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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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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Implementing the IECSE Service Delivery Model: A Webinar for School Division Administrators (Recorded 5.14.23)
Does your school division offer Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) services or is your division exploring the IECSE service delivery model? This one-hour webinar is designed for administrators to provide a brief overview of the model and its three service delivery components (direct instruction, consultation and collaboration, and professional development). A deeper focus will be placed on best practice for implementation, including how to document services in the IEP,...
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Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning: Fall 2024
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering the Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning beginning September 2024. The purpose of the Community of Learning (CoL) 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 itinerant model, an ECSE-endorsed teacher travels between classrooms...
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Registration is Open! Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential (ODUP) 2024 Theme: Language X Literacy = Success (TAC-DHH)
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 Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and...
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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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