Early Childhood Education Leaders Communities of Learning for Inclusive Programs 2019
The Communities of Learning (CoL) will deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to leaders in early childhood education programs. The online CoL will focus on building and maintaining high-quality early childhood inclusive programs. If you are one of the twelve school divisions participating in the CoL, please click here to access the CoL webpage and resources.

NEW! Indicator 7, Early Childhood Outcomes: Online Training to Complete the Child Outcomes Summary Process

An eWorkshop has been created for team members who participate in the COS process. The eWorkshop is designed to ensure teams can complete the COS process correctly and with fidelity. The eWorkshop is a series of seven Webshops, totaling approximately 11 hours. Each Webshop can be taken separately. Users can choose which Webshops to complete based on their current knowledge and skills related to the COS process.

The Webshops can be used in a variety of ways to improve the accuracy of Indicator 7 data:

  • They can be completed by individual team members who complete the COS ratings for indicator 7
  • School divisions can require team members to complete the Webshops when initially learning the COS process and as refresher training
  • School division leaders can use the Webshops to provide professional development to team members


IPOP (Inclusive Placement Opportunities for Preschoolers) Manual ***Updated 2019***

This manual was developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the state system of Training and Technical Assistance Centers to help local school divisions meet federal and state mandates that children with disabilities be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The manual contains 8 modules and extensive resources which provide critical information for understanding, building, supporting, and sustaining inclusive placement opportunities for young children with disabilities in early childhood programs. 

Save the Date! LEADS Fall Institute 2019

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Leadership in Effective and Developmentally-appropriate Services (LEADS) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall 2019 Institute. The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or others serving in this capacity. The Institute will take place on November 14th, 2019 at the Omni Charlottesville, Virginia. More details to come!


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