Wednesday, February 9, 11:00 – 12:30
Concurrent Sessions – Round 5
Family-Centered Practices: Multimedia Resources For Professional Development
Family-centered practices are the foundation of effective early intervention. In addition to reviewing family-centered and other recommended practices, multimedia resources (video clips, PowerPoint presentations, print and CD resources) for professional development will be demonstrated. These accessible resources can be used for independent study, online and distance education courses, workshops, and traditional university classes.
URLs: see above – Online Resources
Robbing Peter To Pay Paul? Or Developing Creative Approaches To Funding Services For Young Children
Funding early intervention services is a national challenge. This session combines presentation and facilitated discussion to explore creative approaches to funding, including community partnerships and collaborative funding and/or services, that enable programs to maintain family-centered, exemplary practices and fiscal viability. Some unique programs and strategies from New Hampshire will be shared.
Help Is On The Way: NASDSE's New Personnel Center Can Assist You In Recruitment, Preparation And Retention Of Personnel For Infants, Young Children And Their Families!
The new Personnel Center at NASDSE is assisting states, local school districts and personnel preparation programs in developing strategies to overcome barriers to recruitment, preparation and retention of early intervention and early childhood personnel. This session will include an overview of the services the Personnel Center provides.
Service Coordination: Are We There Yet?
Mary Beth Bruder and Kathleen Whitbread
This presentation will highlight national research and training on effective early intervention service coordination conducted through the Research and Training Center in Service Coordination, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The presentation will focus on practices that support outcomes of effective service coordination, training initiatives and state system change.
Collaborative Learning And Problem-Solving: TA Communities Of Practice
Sabrina Brahms and Kristen Register
Communities of Practice is a complementary form of technical assistance that emphasizes collaborative work practices and uses a dynamic web-based portal to support community problem-solving. In this interactive session, participants will engage with presenters about how to implement different TA Communities of Practice strategies as well as learn how to use the support technology.
Update From The Early Childhood Outcomes Center: Possible Approaches To Measuring Outcomes
Jennifer Tschantz and Kathleen Hebbeler
The Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center will share several measurement options for gathering and reporting outcome data at the national level. The session will include ample time for discussion and ECO will be seeking participant input on the measurement options.
Spreading The Good Word — Input From Multiple Stakeholders On Increasing High Quality Preschool Inclusion Opportunities
Jennifer Johnson, Joy Markowitz and Shelley deFosset
Linkages, activities, and learnings from three federally sponsored initiatives that are collaborating to promote early childhood inclusion will be shared.
1. The Early Care and Education Forum funded by Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Child Care Bureau
2. An OSEP Policy Forum on Preschool Inclusion convened by Project Forum at NASDSE
3. The OSEP Communities of Practice
Implications Of And State Strategies For Addressing The Referral Provisions Of The Child Abuse Prevention And Treatment Act Of 2003 (CAPTA)
Cordelia Robinson, Kala Surprenant, Rosanne Griff-Cabelli, Kristie Musick and Linda Shandera
The provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 2003 requiring referral of infants and toddlers involved in a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect to early intervention services funded under Part C of the IDEA present new challenges and opportunities to strengthen interagency collaboration. Participants in this session will learn from a panel presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the U. S. Dept. of Education, child find projects and States.