During the week of October 3-7, 2016, OSEP celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The week culminated in OSEP's Early Childhood IDEA Google Hangout, held on Friday, October 7th at 2:00pm EDT.
(updated October 17, 2016)
(September 1, 2016)
Join thought leaders in early childhood development and assistive technology (AT) at this CTD symposium for Federal policy makers, national association staff, researchers, family advocates, and others. Funded by OSEP, participants will learn about evidence-based practices, interesting research being conducted, and ways in which families are successfully using technology to support the developmental and learning needs of their children. This event will be livestreamed.
(September 27, 2016)
This SSIP Phase III Considerations and Resource Guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes.
Resources supporting SSIP Phase I and Phase II are still available on our SSIP topical page.
(September 7, 2016)
These tools were developed to provide coaches with a rubric for assessing the implementation of a sub-set of the DEC Recommended Practices that were identified as being most proximally related to child engagement in the learning opportunities provided by a caregiver or classroom teacher. These tools might be used by other programs who are interested in this set of the DEC Recommended Practices or might inspire the development of a similarly structured tool that focuses on a different set of practices.
(August 1, 2016)