Month: August 2017

Grandparents as Care Providers: Understanding Their Experiences and Meeting Their Needs

August 31, 2017

Grandparents are the caregivers of choice for working parents of children under five. But while grandparents tell us their grandchildren are their greatest joy, sharing the care with their adult children isn’t always smooth sailing. Join ZERO TO THREE for a live, interactive virtual event—learn more about how grandparents view their role and get tips on helping families navigate this essential three-generation relationship.  This free online learning experience is being presented on September 14th 2 – 2:45 PM.


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Great Resources to Share with Parents from CPAC

August 31, 2017

With the start of the school year, the recent Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) newsletter shared information and support for parents on a variety of topics including special education, family support, and leadership.  Connect your parents with the valuable resources found on the CPAC website  !


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CONGRATULATIONS to Donna Notti – Cheshire Teacher of the YEAR!

August 24, 2017

At the Cheshire Public School Convocation it was announced that Donna Notti, one of our own Birth to Three Program Directors,  is the district’s teacher of the year for 2017-2018!  What a great and well-deserved honor for Donna reflecting all of  her exemplary work with Birth to Three families and children, her colleagues, and for the Birth to Three system as a whole!  Please join us in congratulating Donna!!


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Check Out The New Calendar with Updated Training Information

August 17, 2017

Along with the new website comes a new calendar.  It appears as a list with some information about each training or event.  If you prefer a whole month calendar view, just click on the Agenda box at the top right of the calendar and change it to the view you prefer.  Some trainings have recently been added and more will be coming.  Check in frequently!


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New Communication Resources for Birth to Three Providers

August 17, 2017

NEAT has developed several AT Informational Resource Flyers on various communication apps and devices frequently requested by Birth to Three providers (such as Pro-Lo-Quo, LAMP).  These resources provide information on the notable features of each application along with links to video training modules on their use.  These informational AT resources can be found on the Birth to Three section of the NEAT website.


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Online Resource to expand your EI knowledge!

August 16, 2017

This Professional Development site has  good information on Early Intervention topics and working with families.  A recent article, A Sunrise EI Moment You’ll Never Forget, speaks to why we all do what we do.  Very touching, and very true!  Check out this valuable information!


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Early Intervention Specialist Course @ UCONN

August 10, 2017

Are you working in Birth to Three and want to expand your knowledge and practices with families.  The University of Connecticut, Mary Beth Bruder, is offering a course including a series of 3 modules on early intervention.  The course will allow for graduate credit or a stipend, as well as attainment of the CT. Birth to Three Early Intervention Specialist Credential after successful completion of  the 3 modules. If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Freyre-Calish at (860) 679-1563 or email at freyre@uchc.edu   Here is what your colleagues are saying:  “If you are passionate about what you do in early intervention, then this is … Continue reading


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