The Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) Service Delivery Model Community of Learning (CoL) will deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education who provide special education services using the itinerant model.
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Office of Early Childhood 2021 Webinars: Increasing School Readiness by Increasing Access to Preschool in Your Community
The Office of Early Childhood is hosting a series of webinars to assist divisions in planning for expanding services to preschool children in 2021-2022. Webinars will include proposed VPI expansions and enhancements for 2021-2022. It is recommended for all Early Childhood administrators to attend, including those dedicated to ECSE so that everyone is aware of the efforts to increase school readiness by increasing access to preschool for our most vulnerable children and so collaboration and planning can begin as we look towards the 2021-2022 school year.
- Wednesday, January 27 at 1 PM: Increasing School Readiness by Increasing Access to Preschool in Your Community: Part I
- Wednesday, February 24 at 1 PM: Increasing School Readiness by Increasing Access to Preschool in Your Community: Part II
- Wednesday, March 24 at 1 PM: Increasing School Readiness by Increasing Access to Preschool in Your Community: Part III
This webinar is designed to facilitate a work session between Part C and Part B for the purpose of 1) enhancing a collaborative working relationship, 2) implementing strategies and processes to support a successful transition for families and children, and 3) updating and maintaining local interagency agreements. The webinar is intended to be viewed jointly with participants from the Part C and Part B systems. A presentation guide accompanies the webinar to guide discussion, document responses, and use as a reference for editing interagency agreements.
3-Part Learning Series: Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering a three-part learning series titled, Providing Remote Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Coaching Parents and Building Partnerships. It is targeted to early childhood and early childhood special education teachers, but is also appropriate for administrators, related service personnel, and anyone else who may partner with families and implement coaching strategies to support learning. The series is being led by Dana Childress, Ph.D., Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant. It will focus on the Dathan Rush and M'Lisa Shelden coaching model. The goals are for participants to 1) gain an understanding of the purpose and value of coaching parents, 2) increase knowledge of the Rush and Shelden coaching model, and 3) implement the key characteristics of the coaching model. Participants will be encouraged to complete readings and activities throughout the series that are designed to enhance learning and improve implementation.
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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.
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