For Fall 2022 Cohort Members: Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning

The VDOE will offer an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Service Delivery Model Community of Learning this fall for teachers endorsed in ECSE who use the itinerant model. The six-session, virtual series will focus on building competencies to implement itinerant services to ensure the active and meaningful participation of young children with disabilities in general education settings. Applications are now closed. Cohorts will start 9/27 and 9/28.

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Early Childhood Provisionally Licensed Teacher Incentive Program (VDOE) - Applications are due by November 11, 2022
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announces the continuation of the Early Childhood Provisionally Licensed Teacher Incentive Program. This program provides funding of up to $30,000 each for local school divisions and up to $6,000 per teacher, pending available funds, for the sole purpose of providing financial incentives to provisionally licensed teachers teaching students enrolled in publicly-funded preschool programs operated by the school division. To qualify for the incentives,...
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Tuition Support Opportunity for Early Childhood Special Education Licensure
Radford University (RU) and the University of Lynchburg (UL) offer tuition support for teachers who are fulfilling requirements for their provisional Birth-5, Children with Disabilities license. This opportunity is funded through the Virginia Department of Education Early Childhood Special Education Consortium grant. Tuition support is available for students who are non-degree seeking (just taking courses to fulfil their license) or degree seeking (pursuing a Master’s degree). Support...
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Virginia Guidelines for Early Childhood Inclusion of Children with IEPs Webinar
Virginia Guidelines for Early Childhood Inclusion of Children with IEPs Webinar
The Office of Early Childhood Quality and Workforce Development at the VDOE will offer a webinar focused on building, sustaining and improving early childhood inclusion of children with IEPs on October 24th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm The. The webinar will address system and program related factors that impact the Least Restrictive Environment and appropriate service provision for preschool aged children with IEPs. The webinar will advance participants’ knowledge of the benefits and legal...
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Early Childhood Special Education: Know Your Data Webinar
The VDOE will offer a webinar focused on Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data and making quality program improvements on October 17th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to the most recent Child Count data and implications for Child Find; Indicator 6 (Early Childhood Placement) data and implications for improving inclusive practices; relevant changes to the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Guidelines that impact young children with disabilities; and Head...
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Early Childhood Special Education Program Administration Webinar (VDOE)
Early Childhood Special Education Program Administration Webinar (VDOE)
A webinar focused on making quality program improvements in ECSE will be provided on October 5, 12:00-1:00 pm. The webinar will provide information related to state-level early childhood updates, state-level data, measures to improve program quality, and professional development and technical assistance opportunities. The individual(s) who has primary responsibility for ECSE programs from each division is encouraged to attend this webinar.
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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!
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 monthly. 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.

To ensure you receive each issue, sign up here to receive monthly updates from VDOE on early childhood news and updates.

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