Save the Date: VIRTUAL Creating Connections to Shining Stars 2021


Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) 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.

The CCSS Conference was originally scheduled for July 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. The full conference has been tentatively moved to July 2022. We are excited to announce there will be a virtual one day conference on July 15, 2021. Please save the date! More information will be available soon.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Using Routines-Based Conversations to Engage and Empower Caregivers (Robin McWilliam): The COVID19 pandemic quickly and furiously altered service delivery for all early childhood personnel. Scrambling to figure out how to continue to support infants, toddlers, and other young children receiving early intervention or early childhood special education, practitioners shifted to virtual learning. This provided new and additional opportunities to support families and teachers to embed intervention into everyday activities. Join Dr. Robin McWilliam to learn about his routines-based conversations. Leave inspired to think in routines and empower the important adults in children’s lives to promote developmental skills.


7/15/2021 10:00 AM - 7/15/2021 3:00 PM


Early Childhood Early Intervention Evidence-Based Practice Inclusion