Month: March 2021
Learning Series with Early Childhood Professionals: What Does Social Communication Mean for Young Children with Autism
March 29, 2021
This workshop will focus on preverbal communication, and the importance of turn taking and joint attention in the development of social communication. Caregivers will learn about the importance of developing social communication early in life and they will be able to distinguish between social and instrumental interaction during play-based activities with their children. Workshop presented by Dr. Kwangwon Lee from the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern CT State University and Family Connections Program at The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC). Wednesday April 7th 6 PM. Registration required for this event: https://bit.ly/3bW95WY For additional questions, please email Adriana Fontaine … Continue reading
March 17, 2021
Military Families Learning Network Early Intervention team (MFLN), a grant project at the University of Illinois including web-based professional development for professionals working with both military and civilian families. April 14 kicks off the 2021 webinar series “Good Things Come in Threes.” Webinars in this series will discuss evidence-based strategies used by early interventionists (EI) and early childhood (EC) professionals that promote child development through caregiver-child interactions. These strategies, referred to as triadic strategies, focus on the interactions between three individuals: the child, caregiver, and EI/EC professional (McCollum & Yates, 1994).
March 10, 2021
The newest Home Visiting module on Partnering with Fathers is now available. Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUML2fNJ5vQ&feature=emb_title Page to access this and other topics : https://www.easternct.edu/center-for-early-childhood-education/online-learning-modules.html
March 2, 2021
This is a link to the draft of the State Systemic Improvement Plan SSIP report. It is a very long document, best viewed online. The SSIP is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by April 1, 2021. For more information about the SSIP, click here. If you have any questions or comments please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 20, 2021.
March 2, 2021
Draft Part C Application Available for Comment March 1, 2021 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 FFY21 Part C Application. Written comment on the draft application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021. Comments should be sent to the attention of Alice E. Ridgway, by mail at the Office of Early Childhood, 450 Columbus … Continue reading