A new session has been added to the popular Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process module! The 7-Point Scale addresses the metric for comparing a child's status on each of the three outcomes to age-expected functioning for his or her chronological age. If you're not already registered for the COS module, you can register from our Child Outcomes Summary Process page, or the DaSy Online Learning page.
The sessions now include:
(August 27, 2015)
The Framework Self-Assessment is a companion to the System Framework and the DaSy Data System Framework, developed with extensive input from Part C and Section 619 staff from partner states. The Self-Assessment tool allows states to record the current status of their state system and set priorities for improvement.
Demonstration Webinar (added June 25, 2015)
The US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released guidance on including children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs. The guidance sets a vision for action that recommends states, districts, schools and public and private early childhood programs prioritize and implement policies that support inclusion, improve their infrastructure and offer professional development to strengthen and increase the number of inclusive high-quality early childhood programs nationwide. The Departments crafted the guidance with the input of early learning professionals, families and early learning stakeholders. The policy statement also includes free resources for states, local districts, early childhood personnel and families.
See also: letter from the Utah Superintendent of Education encouraging school districts to expand preschool inclusion (September 18, 2015)
The National Training Institute on Effective Practices aims to provide professionals with an in depth, intensive learning experience around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children.
(September 2, 2015)