Web iep follow-up ECO Gathered for Birth to 5 including Infant, toddler, PK
Overview • Why collect Early Childhood Outcomes data? • Understanding Early Childhood Outcomes • Measuring Children’s Accomplishments of the 3 Early Childhood Outcomes • Using the Early Childhood Outcomes Summary Form • What does our data tell us?
ECO: Target population • Early ACCESS • Infants and Toddlers • All infants and toddlers that have an IFSP • Include children when transitioning at the age of 3 Early Childhood Special Education • Preschoolers • All preschool children that have an IEP • Include children when transitioning from ECSE services to kindergarten • Include children receiving ECSE services and Kindergarten services (Part Time/Part-Time) • Does NOT include children that begin receiving special education services in kindergarten
Three Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Areas • Children with IFSP/IEP who demonstrate improved: • Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships) • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/literacy/communication) • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs
The 3 eco areas refer to the ‘whole child’ • Represent Critical Skills that: • Promote positive outcomes for young children • Support active and successful participation in everyday activities and routines, now and in the future • Integrate all areas of development • Prepare children to enter school ready to learn at high levels (The Essential Question)
What is the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Process? • A team process for reviewing child assessment data from different sources culminating in the ‘rating’ of a child’s functioning on a scale of 1-7 • Considers the child’s functioning across situations and settings • Compares child’s functioning to same age peers
Two ECO Summary Questions • Comparison to peers or standards: To what extent does this child show age-appropriate functioning in this ECO Area across a variety of settings and situations? (Rating: 1-7) • Progress: Has the child shown any new skills or behaviors related to this ECO Area since the last IFSP/IEP meeting? (Yes-No)
crosswalks • Visit http://ectacenter.org/eco/pages/crosswalks.asp to see commonly used tools including: • AEPS • DAYC • GOLD
ECTA (The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) resources • Visit http://ectacenter.org/ for more resources • View the ECO video created by ECTA by going to http://ectacenter.org/eco/pages/videos.asp
resources • ECO Guidance for Understanding the Early Childhood outcomes • ND Early Childhood Outcomes Process – Age Expectation Developmental Milestones
The eco summary form • When do Teams complete the ECO Summary Form? • Initial IFSP and IEP Meetings • Annual Review, Re-Evaluation, and Exit Meetings • Must complete when children are leaving or exiting services • Transition from Early ACCESS to ECSE • **Please note when transitioning from IFSP to IEP, the ECO ratings (1-7), should be the same number for both the Final IFSP exit ECO and Initial IEP ECO • **For TK kids – check with district to see if they are considered preschool or Kindergarten • Transition from ECSE to Kindergarten
When must an eco summary be completed for an iep? • When children… • Receive ECSE instructional and/or support only services (e.g. speech) • Receive special education services in BOTH the ECSE setting and Kindergarten setting • Transition from ECSE to kindergarten setting • Move out of state or exit ECSE services
The eco summary form, cont. • Child’s Ratings are a snapshot of • The whole child • Functioning • Across settings and situations • Rather than • Skill by skill, • In one standardized way, or • Split by domains
Next steps • Expectation is to share this recorded webinar with District ECSE teachers as they are part of the team in making ECO decisions for preschool IEP children. • What are some suggestions on how to best share this information with them? • What is your plan?