Month: December 2015

The Early Learning Language and Literacy Series

December 31, 2015

The new edition of “Baby Talk” includes news about a free series of 14 modules designed for professionals who are working to support the language and literacy development of children birth to five.  Baby Talk: FGP Child Development Institute

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Draft APR Available for Review

December 29, 2015

Each year, progress on Connecticut’s Birth to Three State Performance Plan or SPP is reported to the US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in an Annual Performance Report (APR). Each APR is developed with broad stakeholder input. This is a draft of the APR that is due to OSEP by February 1, 2016 based on the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  If you have any questions or comments about the content, please email by January 15th.  (The formatting is set by the GRADS360 online submission tool.) To get to the APR page on click the Home tab and on the … Continue reading

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FY15 Birth to Three System data report available online

December 28, 2015

The Connecticut Birth to Three System and State Interagency Coordinating  Council report to the Governor each year on activities that support families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.  We are pleased to share the latest report, posted here Meet the Daly Family and hear from their service coordinator and Finn’s pediatrician,  compare town-by-town referral data, and learn how our almost 1,200 service providers partner with families in a dynamic and individualized process that enhances learning and development during everyday activities. Prior years’ reports are also available on the same web page. To get to the Annual Data Reports page on click the … Continue reading

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Natural Learning Environments Training: January 12th

December 11, 2015

As many of you know the Natural Learning Environments trainings have been filling up as soon as we put them on the calendar.  That’s great!  We do still have some room in the NLE training on January 12th ( snow date January 26th) at Education Connections in Litchfield.  Don’t worry about the snow….it’s a beautiful drive any time of the year!!  See you there.

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Translation & Interpretation Services

December 10, 2015

Looking for translation of a family’s IFSP into Farsi? The State of Connecticut Contract # 14PSX0152 lists twenty vendors who can provide document translation and/or face-to-face interpretation. Anyone may contact these agencies to purchase their services.  If your agency receives 60% or more of your funding from a combination of state and federal sources, you may purchase their services at the contracted rates (which are often lower than those offered to the public).  Agencies differ in their rates per language, and in the languages they can provide. Go to to see how these vendors may support your effective communications … Continue reading

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Five New Videos from Iowa via Florida

December 7, 2015

When other states develop and share resources, we like to pass them along in case you aren’t part of one of the many email lists out there.  We all know that coaching  isn’t a “model” which means there isn’t yet a strong theoretical foundation and a body of empirical research that supports the practices.  Many states refer to it as coaching methods or coaching strategies or coaching practices  so when you watch the first video and the interventionist uses “model” just know that she knows it’s not a model yet. (“It’s a model in development!” – Juliann Woods) Larry Edelman developed these videos … Continue reading

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