Month: March 2016

Endangered Play, Endangered Development event

March 31, 2016

Educators, students, parents and community members are invited to hear Diane Levin, Professor and author of Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age on May 4,  6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Yale University School of Management Zhang Auditorium Free, no registration required Questions/Comments: carla.horwitz@yale.edu  


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Family Story Videos planned

March 31, 2016

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) is looking for parents to share their family stories through video! CPAC will assist parents to create a short (3 minute) video that describes their family journey through Birth to Three. The Family Story Videos will be used to spread awareness, offer support and advice with new parents in Birth to Three, and training for professionals in the field. For more information contact Kristen Williams at:Kwilliams@cpacinc.org What is needed from families: About 30 minutes for filming 20 pictures (to be scanned) video clips of child (if available) What will happen/questions that will be asked:  … Continue reading


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This evaluation plan ties it all together….

March 30, 2016

Want to see the SSIP Phase II Logic Model and Evaluation Plan that connects our plans for professional development, changes to our fiscal system as well as how we communicate about Birth to Three?  Here is the full report State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase II. The attachments lay it all out.  (The first part of the report is from Phase I last  year.) Phase II was the part where a broad group of stakeholders identified how to enhance our infrastructure (fiscal and how we communicate) and how we plan to support EIS providers to reach our State-identified Measureable Result … Continue reading


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Inclusion Benefits Everyone!

March 8, 2016

An inspiring story in the Washington Post,  Going on Offense vs. Down Syndrome, highlights that while most people saw limits for Frankie Antonelli his parents saw potential.  They decided to see what an actively competitive home and community environment could do for their son: “How might he develop if they thought in terms of maximizing his abilities instead of disabilities?”  


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Sign-up for Natural Learning Environments Training!

March 2, 2016

Due to high demand, the Provider Support team has added two more natural learning environments trainings: March 16th in Hartford and April 13th in Hamden.  We have room in both trainings – sign up soon – March 16th is right around the corner.  Feedback from your colleagues has been very positive indicating that the training changed their thinking about Early Intervention and their role with families and children – for the better.  Hope to see you there!


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