Month: February 2020

Draft Part C Application Available for Comment

February 28, 2020

Each year Connecticut submits an application to the US Department of Education (ED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for about $4M in funding to support the administration of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part C). Here is a link to the draft FFY20 Part C Application. Written comment on the draft application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020. Comments should be sent to the attention of Alice E. Ridgway, by mail at the Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus Boulevard Suite #205, Hartford, CT, 06103-1835; by Fax 860-622-2789 or … Continue reading

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NEAT Newsletter with opportunities for Birth to Three!

February 26, 2020

NEAT is offering a webinar for Birth to Three members: What’s In The Lending Library For Alternative Access? March 23, 2020  | 12pm-1pm See Newsletter for details and registration.

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Building a Great Life Conference Registration Open!

February 19, 2020

Here is a link to the flyer about the BAGL Conference Registration.  Please share this with EIS providers and Families or forward this to them with the registration link below! A Conference for Self-Advocates, Family Members and Providers Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00am – 4:00pm Farmington Marriott Hotel,15 Farm Springs Road, Farmington CT Register for this conference at: National and State Speakers Keynotes, Presentations, and Workshops on many topics. Limited to the first 350 registrants. There is no cost and lunch is included.

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Research on Birth to Three Evidence-Based Practices

February 15, 2020

A link has been added to the website for research supporting why we so what we do!  The early intervention practices of Natural Learning Environments Practices, Coaching as an Interaction Style, and Primary Service Provider approach to teaming are supported in research.  Research on Best Practices in Early Intervention.

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Childhood Conversations/Together We Will: April 3rd, 2020

February 13, 2020

Explore the Landscape of Equity and Bias through the Lens of Social-Emotional Learning National Speaker: Dr. Rosemarie Allen,  Associate Professor School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver More Information and Registration

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FFY18 APR Is Now Online!

February 10, 2020

Every year the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood submits a report to the US Department of Education about how we are doing on compliance and results for Part C of the IDEA.  The final report is available here:

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EI On The Fly Podcast

February 5, 2020

The work of early intervention (EI) is complex, challenging at times, and lots of fun. You meet different families, work in homes and other community settings, watch infants and toddlers grow and learn, and yes – spend a lot of time in your car. This podcast is designed so EI practitioners like you can easily listen between visits or on breaks during your busy day. Each episode focuses on an important topic that is discussed by two experienced EI professional development specialists.  This podcast is a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Training Center and … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Behavior Basics-Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change March 24, 2020 11:30am-12:30pm

February 5, 2020

Title: Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change Event Website: Description: Professionals working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are likely to encounter challenging behavior. This webinar will provide a review of the ABCs of behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) as well as help professionals identify the function of behavior. Dr. Hardy will explain the ways in which multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can be utilized to manage challenging behavior for all children, but especially children with disabilities or who have experienced trauma. The use of tally sheets, forms, and checklists to inform decisions that support positive behavior and sustain … Continue reading

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