10 Seats Left for CT-AIMH Training
March 16, 2022
2022 CT-AIMH 8-Topic IMH Virtual Training Series *Starts March 29th* The training will seek to integrate information about the relationship between infant/toddlers and their caregivers in a practical way. Register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6d4nveeab&oeidk=a07ej2j8rvd184ab32b If you haven’t gone it is highly recommended!!! The training provided to DCF/EHS/HS/HV staff and community partners by the Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) will seek to integrate information about the relationships between infant/toddlers and their caregivers in a practical way. Working towards deeper integration between DCF, EHS/HS, HV and their community partners. The goal will be to understand more about parents and their young … Continue reading
Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar
May 11, 2021
The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation has a free webinar series to promote equity for children and families from marginalized communities. The webinar on May 26, “Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Asian American & Pacific Islander Children & Families,” will discuss racial bias and inequities in the early care and education experiences of Asian American & Pacific Islander children and families, and explore ways to support and strengthen culturally responsive relationships and responses in infant and early childhood mental health consultation. Register at the link above.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Here is what your colleagues are saying: “If you are passionate about what you do … Continue reading
If you don’t know about Charting the LifeCourse, now is a great time!
December 16, 2020
Building a great life starts early. If you get the CSDE Bureau Bulletin you will have seen that the Bureau of Special Education, in collaboration with the RESC Alliance, is offering several FREE, virtual sessions of Person-Centered Planning: LifeCourse Planning Tools. As you know Charting the LifeCourse, a universally-designed person-centered planning framework, is a tool to assist individuals and families of all abilities and ages to develop a vision of a good life. Participants in this session will understand the importance of person-centered/futures planning, become familiar with the LifeCourse tools, and how to use them to support the development of the … Continue reading
Learn critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education!
November 10, 2020
Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood Early Childhood Services at CES is proud to offer two workshops led by Elsa Jones, a Child Development Specialist and advocate with a broad range of experience spanning more than three decades. Ms. Jones is Chair of Early Childhood Education and an Assistant Professor at Post University in Waterbury, Conn. Click each workshop to register or read more. Cost is $25 each. Advancing Equity and Anti-Bias Education as an Early Childhood Professional Nov. 17, 1:30-3 p.m. Addresses the critical “whys” and “hows” underlying equity and anti-bias education (ABE) for young children. Honoring Diversity in Authentic … Continue reading
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.
BAGL Webinar series
September 30, 2020
Here is a link for the first webinar in a new series: “Building a Great Life in Our Schools and Communities” Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Via Zoom (link provided once registered) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-great-life-in-our-schools-and-communities-tickets-123017613995 The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce the first in our Building a Great Life webinar series for famlies, advocates, providers and members of our communities Presented by Dr. Erik Carter, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, his research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for supporting access to the general … Continue reading
Vision Screening Tools for Children From Birth to Age 3
May 29, 2020
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and School Health Corporation is hosting a webinar on June 4, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST about vision screening tools for children aged birth to 3 years, as well as resources to support parent education about children’s vision and accessing eye care. They will also discuss: The impact of uncorrected vision disorders on a child’s development, behavior, and learning 18 vision development milestones that occur in the first year of life Vision screening tools for children ages birth to 3 years Free resources for parents/caregivers to support … Continue reading
Have you seen the Remote EI Videos?!
May 5, 2020
Here is the link to ECTA’s “Provider Use of Technology” webpage: https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/ti-service.asp When you scroll down you’ll see a series of video’s by Larry Edelman including these three. A Home Visit with Ares’ Family. Ohio speech-language pathologist Lindsay Miketa delivers an early intervention home visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video illustrates the experience of a family new to early intervention that has only received home visits via video conferencing. The story is accompanied by insightful observations offered by Lindsay and Ares’ parents, Jacqueline and Daniel. A Home Visit with Sam’s Family. This video illustrates an early intervention home visit … Continue reading
Coaching During Service Coordonation
November 1, 2019
Coaching is best practice early intervention when supporting families, whether developing strategies during everyday activities or during provision of service coordination. This video features a service coordinator with the Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church describing how she use coaching during service coordination. (VA Early Intervention Professional Development Center, run time 1:26) A Parent’s Perspective on the value of Service Coordination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=fkme0PafsqI
MEISR Recorded Webinar
October 30, 2019
The Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR) is an authentic assessment tool that is arranged by looking directly at family routines. It includes skills from all developmental areas that might be assessed during 14 common everyday activities of families. For a 40 minute recorded webinar explaining the tool in more detail click HERE.
WEBINAR: Coaching in Early Childhood Sept. 25, 2019
June 17, 2019
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities. In this powerful webinar, the presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden, will share the evidence-based characteristics of coaching practices and discuss strategies that can be used by all early childhood educators from a variety of backgrounds. Join us to learn: The rationale for using a coaching interaction style with parents, teachers, and other care … Continue reading
BESB announces trainings for Fall 2019
June 14, 2019
Below are links for DORS-BESB Fall In-Services 2019 Wed 9/25/19 – Paraprofessional Day – (Paraprofessionals may only register for Day 1) space is limited https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-students-visual-impairment-w-multiple-disabilitiesdb-para-day-tickets-63003160148 Thurs 9/26/19 – Professional Day – (Families, Education Teams, Administration may register for Day 1 or Day 2) space is limited https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-students-visual-impairment-w-multiple-disabilitiesdb-prof-day-tickets-63009876236 School Age In-Services: Monday 9/23/19 – Teachers with Students who Read Braille: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-strategies-and-techniques-for-teaching-students-who-read-braille-tickets-62813981309 Tuesday 10/1/19 – Paraprofessionals: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strategies-and-techniques-for-paraeducators-working-with-students-with-visual-impairments-in-tickets-52405716910 Wednesday 10/2/19 – Teachers with Students who Read Large Print: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strategies-techniques-4-teachers-working-wstudents-who-read-large-print-tickets-61312514381
WEBINAR: Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation To Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team April 9, 2019
March 14, 2019
The Service Coordination Community of Practice (SC CoP) was created to recognize the value of service coordinators and give these important early intervention team members a professional home. The SC CoP offers service coordinators the opportunities to network with others across the nation, share SC-related resources and tips, and learn about topics relevant to providing high quality service coordination. Meetings & Events Upcoming Events Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation To Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Register to join the conversation here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5668701918898151425 Join this first SC … Continue reading
Child Conversations presents Together We Will @ Hartford – Windsor Marriott March 29th & 30th
February 14, 2019
Office of Early Childhood is sponsoring the Event. You may register for Single Day or Two Days. Learn to Support and Develop Children’s Social Emotional Skills to Reduce Challenging Behaviors, Strengthen Families and Communities. The 2019 conference registration deadline March 22, 2019. You may register here http://childhoodconversations.com/attend/. For more information visit the Child Conversation’s website http://childhoodconvo.wpengine.com/.
Webinar – The Caregiver Coaching Framework (Session 2) – Dathan Rush & M’Lisa Shelden
November 29, 2018
Caregiver coaching consists of five research-based characteristics that when used together result in positive parent-identified outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. This one-hour webinar will introduce participants to the coaching characteristics of observation, action/practice, reflection, feedback, and joint planning. For more information and to Register
Writing Functional IFSP Outcomes – Webinar sponsored by DEC
November 15, 2018
1 hour Webinar on November 29th, 1-2 PM EST. Effective IFSP outcomes are the foundation of intervention. This presentation reviews new guidance documents adapted from the ECTA Functional Outcome Framework. This session will support functional outcome writing with visual guidance documents. Register: https://divisionearlychildhood.egnyte.com/dl/TpETpuC2ut
Early Intervention Specialist course through UCEDD – January 2019!
November 7, 2018
The University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (@ UCONN) is offering an Interdisciplinary Training for Early Interventionists. The goal of these Master’s level courses is to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals currently working in the field of early intervention. This year long training offers participants the option of receiving credit for 3 masters level courses through UCONN or a stipend of comparable value. Successful completion also awards the Birth to Three Credential which allows paraprofessionals to be considered early intervention specialists (professionals) for the purpose of job duties and insurance requirements. For information contact Gabriella Freyre-Calish at (860)679-1563 or … Continue reading
Coaching Webinar! November 6th!
October 25, 2018
Zero To Three is sponsoring a series of three live webinars by Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden. The first is on November 6th and will focus on the background and rationale for the use of coaching by early intervention providers, Early Head Start and Head Start home visitors, and others who work closely with parents/caregivers. We encourage staff to take advantage of the upcoming training opportunities! Register Here!
Early Childhood Education Conference: Gesell Institute of Child Development
May 15, 2018
July 2018 the Gesell Institute is hosting an early childhood conference: Choose Wonder. Experts in child development and early childhood education will share the latest research and practical tools to equip early childhood professionals to truly see and know children.