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 or programs to consult with general education teachers and provide direct services to individual children. While the general education teacher serves as the primary teacher, the itinerant ECSE teacher designs specialized learning opportunities to address each child’s goals as indicated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Together, the two teachers determine how to embed learning opportunities throughout the day and how to monitor the child’s progress to ensure learning.

The CoL will focus on building the necessary competencies to implement high-quality itinerant services to support the active and meaningful participation of young children with disabilities within the general education environment. Participants will be provided copies of A Guide to Itinerant ECSE Services and other critical resources and will complete activities designed to enhance understanding and implementation of the model.

The CoL will be virtual, and there will be two cohorts offered. Teachers will be assigned to a regional cohort with sessions occurring on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. The six-session series will begin on September 24 or September 25 and end on October 29 or October 30. Participants are to attend all sessions and must currently be providing services using the itinerant model.

Applications will be available in early August and are due Friday, September 6, 2024.

Questions regarding the CoL should be emailed to Dr. Jaye Harvey, CoL Leader, at; or Dr. Dawn Hendricks, VDOE ECSE Coordinator, at


9/24/2024 3:00 PM ET - 10/30/2024 4:30 PM ET


Jaye Harvey


Early Childhood