Leadership

  • Webshops & eWorkshops - Trainings created specifically for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Administrators focused on Indicators 6, 7, and 12, as well as other pertinent information. Webshops and eWorkshops are created through the LEADS initiative and require users to log in after creating a free account if you don’t already have one. Certificates of completion are provided for this section of training through the LEADS website.
  • Indicator 6 - Trainings specific to Indicator 6 least restrictive environment (LRE) in preschool settings.
  • Indicator 7 - Training specific to Indicator 7 preschool outcomes of improved performance in positive social emotional skills; acquisition and use of knowledge and skills; and use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs.
  • Indicator 12 - Training specific to Indicator 12 transitioning for Part C to Part B services.
  • Assessment - Training on assessment to support collection preschool outcomes data.
  • Child Development - Training on strategies to support development of young children, may include training on development of language, literacy, cognition, physical, social-emotional, and self-help skills.
  • Curriculum & Instruction - Training focused on specific curriculum or instructional strategies used in preschool environments.
  • Family Involvement - Training that supports family engagement and/or relationships with families.
  • Inclusion - Training focused on inclusive practices that support concepts of least restrictive environment.
  • Transition - Training focused on transitioning from Part C (early intervention) to Part B (early childhood special education) services.
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Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in collaboration with the Head Start Collaboration Office offers the Early Childhood Education Leaders Collaborative Institutes.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to leaders in early childhood programs in the educational arena.  This includes:  School division leaders who act as the program administrator for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs, School division leaders or...
Description: The Child Outcomes Summary Process: Procedures Specific to Virginia webinar provides guidance from the Virginia Department of Education to school divisions to complete the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, a team process for summarizing information related to a child’s progress on each of the three child outcome areas for Indicator 7 (i.e. the percentage of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs who demonstrate improved a) positive social-emotional skills, b)...
Description: The LEADS-ECSE Program Administrator Spring Institute provides support to school division leaders in the implementation of programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the collection, reporting, and use of ECSE Indicator data.  The Spring Institute will focus on Indicator 7, Preschool Outcomes.  Specifically, participants will increase knowledge and skills about: Recommendations for developing and refining a consistent process to collect preschool...
Description: Understanding Age Expectations: Two to Five – A guide for Virginia’s Early Childhood Special Educators is a module that reviews typical development for children ages two to five, connects the user to developmental milestone resources, and offers activities to increase the user’s understanding of the developmental progression of skills while connecting them to the Indicator 7 outcomes. This module can be viewed by an individual to learn more about development of children two to...
Description: Understanding Age Expectations: Birth to 3 – A guide for Virginia’s Early Childhood Special Educators is a module that reviews typical development for children ages birth to three, connects the user to developmental milestone resources, and offers activities to increase the user’s understanding of the developmental progression of skills while connecting them to the Indicator 7 outcomes. This module can be viewed by an individual to learn more about development of children birth...
Description: Three webinars on Indicator 6 provide information on reporting requirements for Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and others responsible for oversight of Early Childhood Special Education programs. Understanding Indicator 6: Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Ages Birth-Five provides an overview of the reporting requirements. Understanding the Indicator 6 Terminology: Early Childhood...
Description: These short videos are approximately five minutes long and are intended to provide a quick look at implementing a particular strategy. The How To videos provide a short description of the topic with real life video examples of how to implement the evidence-based practice in the classroom with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Preschool How To : Routines  The topic for this How To is routines. You will see examples of routines being used in the preschool classroom....
Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators: Jessica Hardy,...
Description: This webinar from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning provides information and answers to frequently asked questions related to building quality collaboration across early childhood programs to support inclusion. In the first webinar federal leaders will address screening, referral, evaluation, and the eligibility process for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services, including discussion on a recently released memo...
Description: This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). This video offers a consistent way to describe the outcome areas across programs and states. It can be used to provide an overview to the three outcomes for professional development and training, orienting...
Description: This resource links to a web-shop available on TTAC online that explores evidence-based practices for supporting the social and emotional development of preschoolers.   More and more children are coming to preschool without having learned how to interact with peers and how to manage their feelings. Challenging behaviors are being seen more often and preschoolers are being suspended and expelled from school at unprecedented numbers. Because children are coming to preschool without the...
Description: This document provides an overview of the LEADS website and assists you in understanding the information found under each category.
Description: This webinar is designed to provide Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and others responsible for oversight of Early Childhood Special Education programs an overview of the reporting requirements related to Early Childhood Special Education Settings. This webinar focuses on elements related to data reporting.
Description: This webinar is designed to provide Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and others responsible for oversight of Early Childhood Special Education programs an overview of the reporting requirements related to Preschool Special Education Settings. This webinar focuses on defining the terminology related to Indicator 6.
Description: This webinar is designed to provide Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and others responsible for oversight of Early Childhood Special Education programs an overview of the reporting requirements related to Early Childhood Special Education Settings.
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall Institute.  This one-day Institute will be November 14, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators,...
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Summer Institute.  This two-day Institute will provide targeted technical assistance and professional development opportunities to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for Early Childhood Special Education programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or...
Description: This webinar will focus on supporting participation of children with disabilities in high quality inclusive environments through understanding: Federal policies and laws, including IDEA and Head Start Performance Standards, related to providing services and support for young children with disabilities, Evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging, and; Each sector's (ED/HHS) role in ensuring young children with disabilities are fully...
Description: Please scroll down on the website link to see Part 1 and Part 2 webinar. These recorded webinars are viewed through Blackboard Collaborate and a link is provided to use Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Powerpoints and handouts are available. Transition services assist a toddler with a disability and his or her family to experience a smooth and effective transition from the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to early childhood...