Category: Professional Development

Give Yourself 15 Minutes

September 8, 2014

This video is worth every one! Rosemary Taylor-Stein, of the HOPE Infant Family Support Program, San Diego County Office of Education, and Karis and Mike Johnson tell about Harper Hope and the role of early intervention. Family members and practitioners alike will enjoy and benefit from this story so please share this. Harper Hope: A Parent’s View of the Power of Early Intervention (runtime 15:03) This is an important video for families who are, or will be, receiving early intervention services as well as for current and future early intervention practitioners. In Part 1, Karis and Mike share intimate reflections … Continue reading


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Autism Presentation and Discussion

August 26, 2014

  The CT Birth to Three System will be sponsoring a gathering open to all providers who support families and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please consider joining us for a topical presentation and open discussion on September 23, 2014 from 1-3:30 at Neat 33 Coventry St, Hartford, CT 06112. Registration is limited.  Register Online Here About the Presenter: Jennifer Bogin, M.S.ed, BCBA is the Director of the Division of Autism Spectrum Services at the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services.  In her role she oversees the implementation of two statewide Medicaid waiver programs that provide a variety of services to … Continue reading


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University of Hartford Certification and non-Certification courses

August 25, 2014

Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Early Childhood Education Non – Certification Route Birth to Three Partnership Curriculum The general curriculum without certification is designed to provide students with graduate level study in early childhood education. This program is right for you if you intend to teach in early childhood programs or work in agencies in which certification is not required. The Birth to Three Partnership Curriculum would be appropriate if you are entering the Connecticut Birth to Three workforce. In addition, teachers utilize the general curriculum without certification to meet professional licensure requirements. For more information  http://www.hartford.edu/enhp/files/pdf/ecem_noncert_partnership.pdf


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Birth to Three Trainings – Fall 2014

August 25, 2014

Please check the Birth to Three Calendar for many training opportunities coming this Fall!  The calendar includes Birth to Three trainings as well as trainings sponsored by other agencies. Check out our Fall Trainings 2014 – At A Glance.  0-3 trainings include: Working with Families in Challenging Situations, Speech Sound Disorders, Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Start Denver Model, Motor Skills in the First Year.  Some interesting trainings outside of 0-3 include: Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO), Feeding/Swallowing conferences, and many others.  Don’t get closed out – Registration links are found on the … Continue reading


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Birth to Three Trainings

August 12, 2014

The Calendar-At-A-Glance for the Fall 2104 Birth to Three trainings is now available on the website: Birth to Three Trainings 2014.  It can be found by looking in “For Providers”, under Professional Development.


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Be On the Lookout for Trainings!

August 5, 2014

The year-at-a glance training calendar for the Birth to Three System will be out very soon but in the meantime, the first several conferences include:  Working With Families in Challenging Situations, Early Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders – Implications for Birth to Three, Evidence Based Practices in Early Intervention with Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Sheldon, and the Early Start Denver Model.  Please refer to the Birth to Three Calendar


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New Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Exam!

July 15, 2014

The exam meets the requirement for a three credit course for the Early Intervention Specialist (EIS).Birth to Three worked with Charter Oak State College to produce an Evaluation and Assessment Pathways Examination.  This test was developed to enable students to earn college credit for demonstrating mastery of content knowledge equivalent to that which is learned in a full semester lower-level college course in Infant-Toddler Evaluation & Assessment.    For more information: http://www.charteroak.edu/exams/cosc.cfm


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Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention

July 15, 2014

We are pleased to be supporting an initiative with nationally recognized presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Sheldon: “Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention: Use of Natural Learning Environments, Coaching, and Primary Provider Approach to Teaming”. This is a wonderful opportunity for in-depth training and collaboration with these leaders in the field including 2 webinars, a 2 day Institute, and 6 months of follow-up TA support.  Applications have been emailed to all program directors and are due by August 7, 2014.


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