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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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinars
This three-part webinar series, to be provided on August 22nd, September 18th, and October 2nd from 10:00-11:30 am, is intended for new ECSE administrators, new special education directors or those who would like a refresh on topics related to ECSE administration. The series will cover important topics, including an overview of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education programs, VDOE guidance regarding inclusive practices, an overview of ECSE indicator data (indicators 6, 7, and 12),...
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Introduction to VQB5 for New Program Leaders Webinar
The purpose of Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5) is to measure and help improve the quality of all publicly-funded birth-to-five classrooms and support families to choose quality programming across program types.  The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will be hosting a webinar, “Introduction to VQB5 for New Program Leaders” on Tuesday, August 13th at 2:00 pm. The intended audience for this webinar is any new program leader who will participate in VQB5...
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"How to Get Help When Concerned about Your Child’s Development - Birth to 5 years" Referral Flyers
Children develop at their own pace; however, most children reach developmental milestones at or about the same age. When a parent or professional has concerns about a child's development, there are often questions as to what the next steps should be. These two flyers, created by the Virginia Department of Education, are meant to direct those questions to the corresponding answer source.  One flyer is directed towards "Virginia Families of Young Children," while the other is for "Early...
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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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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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