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EI Staff – Alternate Route to Certification!

September 7, 2021

Charter Oak is holding an open house October 27th at 6 PM for the Alternate Route to Certification for Early Intervention staff desiring #112 certification through the CT. State Department of Education.  It is a year long program.  For more information:

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Panel Recommends Early Intervention and Parent Coaching for Infants with Cerebral Palsy

May 19, 2021

The recommendations apply primarily to children ages 0 to 2 years who are at high risk or have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.  Recommendations include comprehensive multi-disciplinary care, addressing sleep and feeding issues that may interfere with motor and cognitive gains, supports in the context of child-parent interactions, and coaching of parents and caregivers!  AMAZING!  The rest of the world is catching on to what we have known and been doing in Birth to Three for ages.  

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Free Webinar – Making Meaning of Scores: A Refresher in Understanding Standardized Assessment Scores

April 29, 2021

Riverside Publishing is offering a refresher webinar on understanding and explaining standardized scores.    May 6th.  Register here.  

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Free training from Military Families Learning Network Early Intervention Team

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).

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New module on Partnering with Fathers

March 10, 2021

The newest Home Visiting  module on Partnering with Fathers is now available. Promo video: Page to access this and other topics :

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Motor Therapists: Free Courses on Orthotics

February 10, 2021

Cascade is offering a Intro to Dynamic Bracing Course Series.  Courses are free and available asynchronously.     Access Cascade Training Here

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Where Do We Grow From Here? Virtual Conference April 2021

January 22, 2021

2021 Virtual Conference – April 16 & 17 Childhood Conversations and Together We Will presents: Where Do We Grow From Here? Reflections on Covid, Recovery & Rebuilding See for more information.

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Advance Your Practices: Early Intervention Specialist Course @ UCONN

December 22, 2020

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. Course starts in January.  Apply now!  If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Freyre-Calish at (860) 679-1563 or email at   Here is what your colleagues are saying:  “If you are passionate about what you do … Continue reading

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CT Infant Mental Health Virtual Conference

October 30, 2020

The Impact of Homelessness on Infants, Young Children and their Families: Programs that promote infant/caregiver relationships This virtual conference will be presented November 19, 2020 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM.  Register HERE.

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Service Coordinator CoP Webinar

October 30, 2020

The Service Coordinator Community of Practice of DEC is providing a Webinar on December 3, 2020 from 3 – 4 PM to review the document on Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators.  Register for the community of Practice newsletter or the Webinar here:

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Birth to Three Lead Agency Job Posting!

October 29, 2020

A position for an Educational Projects Coordinator to work in the lead agency for Birth to Three has been posted.  Closing date for applications is 11/12/2020.  Click here for job posting and information.

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DEC Conference Early Bird Registration Ends October 30, 2020

October 22, 2020

The DEC Annual International VIRTUAL Conference is January 21-29, 2021 and practitioners and service coordinators get 50% off registration!!! Early bird registration ends October 30. Discount code is on this website as well as a link to register.

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New Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators

September 24, 2020

Visit the KSSC to learn more about how they may be used to support and guide Part C Early Intervention programs fulfilling the federal requirement of service coordination. To stay connected and informed on new and existing service coordination initiatives join the DEC Service Coordination Community of Practice!

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Family Engagement Series at Brazelton Touchpoints Center

August 17, 2020

The Brazelton Center is running a family engagement series that includes 5 sessions starting August 25th.  More information:

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EI Excellence BLOG

August 6, 2020

From the EI Excellence blog – Are They Just Not That Into Me?  A speech-language pathologist and service coordinator share perspective and strategies to use when it seems that the family is not interested in early intervention.

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Birth to Three Job Posting!

July 27, 2020

The Monitoring position for Birth to Three has been posted with a closing date of August 10, 2020!  Come work with our exciting team!!  Job Title: Educational Projects Coordinator Opening Date: Jul 27 2020 12:00AM Closing Date: Aug 10 2020 11:59PM Recruitment Number: 200724-1120EA-001 Web Link:  

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Babies Know When You Imitate Them – and Like It

July 7, 2020

Six-month old infants recognize when adults imitate them, and perceive imitators as more friendly, according to a study from Lund University in Sweden. Babies looked and smiled longer at an adult who imitated them, as opposed to when the adult responded in other ways. Babies also approached them more, and engaged in imitating games. See more from videos and information at this website. Information from Baby Talk – a free, one-way listserv that is distributed monthly. Each issue features high quality, readily available, and free resources. To join the listserv, send an email with no message or signature block … Continue reading

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Norm-referenced Tools list from ECTA

May 13, 2020

ECTA Center has offered a list of norm-referenced tools was compiled to assist states and programs with identifying assessments that can be administered when the assessor cannot be in the room with the child. Norm-referenced tools with parent interview sections.

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30 years of Autism Research in New Report

May 11, 2020

UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), who lead the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice, have completed an updated systematic review of literature related to interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), uncovering new information on what practices produce positive outcomes for children and youth through age 22. The new report: “Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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The Brain Architects podcast by Dr. Jack Shonkoff – Special COVID-19 Series

April 24, 2020

The first guest of this special series is Center Director Dr. Jack Shonkoff. He and host Sally Pfitzer discuss how to support healthy child development during a pandemic, including the importance of caring for caregivers.                The Brain Architects Podcast: Early Childhood Development and COVID-19    

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