Building a Neighborhood Called Quality Early Intervention Services. Lynda Cook Pletcher 14 th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute May 21 st , 2014. To Build a New Subdivision or Neighborhood:. Need a vision of what it is to be Need a name
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Building a Neighborhood Called Quality Early Intervention Services
Lynda Cook Pletcher
14th National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
May 21st, 2014
The changing tides over the years so what has remained consistent?
Family Centered- relationship based practices
Natural environments:home and community settings
“Part C Early Intervention builds on and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers with enhancing children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities”
(Community of Practice statement )
Do you know your program or state mission/purpose statement?
(Mission and key Principles)
http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/Principles_LooksLike_DoesntLookLike3_11_08.pdf (Looks like doesn’t look like)
http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/families/AgreedUponPractices_FinalDraft2_01_08.pdf (Practices document)
National organization position statements. Documents from national organizations supporting different elements of the key concepts. http://ectacenter.org/topics/natenv/natenv_position.asp
RRCP compilation of the seven key principles cross walked with statements from discipline specific literature. http://www.rrcprogram.org/cms2/images/_rrcpdata/documents/KeyPrinciplesEI_effectivepractices.pdf
Searchable annotated bibliographic database of literature supporting the seven key principles. http://ectacenter.org/topics/natenv/natenvbibfinder.asp
Various approaches to providing services, for example:
And others who address and show a particular way of doing something(s) on the journey……
Has your state or program adopted a particular approach? What is it called?
“At a Glance”
One page for each principle. Organized by:
Infants and toddlers learn best through
everyday experiences and interaction
with familiar people in familiar contexts.
8. …bring a well-equipped toy bag into the home for each visit.
Understand children’s interests
Support their engagement & participation
Reach mastery & scaffold new abilities
Encourage practice to achieve competence
The provider shares toys. “I noticed you didn’t have many toys to play with. Here are some you can use. Oh you can keep them it’s okay.”
What does this do for the family?
All families, with the necessary supports and resources, can enhance their children’s learning and development.
5. …assume that certain types of families need more help based on family circumstances or a child’s type of disability
This is because (choose ALL that apply)
The provider continues to drive the family to the doctor’s office for their regular visits, because they don’t have a car.
What does this do for the family?
6.2 What information should you have going into an initial IFSP Meeting?
Head Start Parent, Family, & Community Engagement
Introducing EI Process - EDIS Video
CO video explaining the evaluation process.
Robin McWilliam - The purpose & use of the RBI
Training Packet High Quality Functional IFSP Outcomes
VA EI Strategies for Success Blog
FL videos- coaching strategies in actionhttp://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/earlysteps/testtoolkit/test/video.html
IL IFSP meeting gone wrong
Think about what you have read in this book and list four things you would like to do differently with the families you are working with.
Now take two of these ideas and think about what agency leadership might need to do to help support you and other providers to make this change.
..construct quality built houses that meet the standards of our “neighborhood” called Quality
Uses of the book & associated resources.
Take away thoughts and ideas?
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