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2013
The emphasis on early childhood program quality has never been higher, especially through state level QRIS development.  At the same time the attention to cross-sector collaboration across the multiple early childhood sectors has moved beyond lip service.  Multiple state and federal initiatives, such as RTT-ELC, have brought money to the table to put the talk about quality and collaboration into action.  How do these opportunities support inclusion?  Come to this session to ponder the issues, hear about some innovative ideas being implemented and/or explored by two states (IL and GA), and... more
2014
The emphasis on early childhood program quality has never been higher, especially through state level QRIS development.  At the same time the attention to cross-sector collaboration across the multiple early childhood sectors has moved beyond lip service.  Multiple state and federal initiatives, such as RTT-ELC, have brought money to the table to put the talk about quality and collaboration into action.  How do these opportunities support inclusion?  Come to this session to ponder the issues, hear about some innovative ideas being implemented and/or explored by two states (IL and GA), and... more
2016
Lack of inclusion for children with disabilities in early childhood programs persists as a national concern. Three national technical assistance (TA) centers will share initiatives, resources and lessons learned to support state and local efforts in developing quality systems of inclusive services. Participants will have an opportunity to review the recommendations from the federal Position Statement on Inclusion and discuss how these recommendations can work for them.
2016
Using a human-centered design approach, this session will discuss how children, families and providers have been engaged as co-creators in designing classroom experiences and coaching processes to improve the quality of inclusive early childhood classrooms. An overview of design thinking will be presented, along with specific strategies for the application in early care and education settings. For those who have registered for this workshop: Visit the following link for resources and other links to be used during the workshop.  http://dlab.uky.edu/2016-inclusion-institute/
2014
Video conferencing can be a powerful communication tool for enhancing relationship-based early childhood practices. In this session, participants will learn about a variety of ways that video conferencing supports inclusive services, including enabling children with immune diseases to attend preschool programs virtually, making virtual early intervention home visits possible, enhancing professional development and coaching activities, and conducting meetings with geographically dispersed teams. Guest presenter Juliann Woods will share examples from projects that use video conferencing to... more
2016
Supporting young children with disabilities served in community-based programs requires a service delivery model that is qualitatively different than traditional approaches.  Early childhood special education professionals who support children served in community-based settings can be most effective when they work with primary caregivers and general education teachers to help them learn how to provide specialized instruction.  The purpose of this session is to explore a consultative model of service delivery that provides the support to primary caregivers and general education teachers that... more
2013
This session provides a description of Recognition & Response for Dual Language Learners (R&R-DLL). Participants will learn about R&R-DLL, which is a model of tiered instruction targeting the language and literacy development of pre-kindergarten children who are dual language learners, including findings from a recent research study examining the R&R-DLL model.
2018
Come explore a series of free web-based modules to help pre-service and in-service practitioners work with children with disabilities and their families. Learn from and discuss with faculty and PD providers how you can incorporate the modules into your coursework and professional development opportunities to help learners learn about using the DEC Recommended Practices to support children with disabilities and their families. Support materials for faculty and PD providers include facilitation tips and tools.
2014
Words make a difference! As a field we need to ensure that the language we use to describe concepts associated with policy documents like DEC recommended practices is accessible to ALL parents so that they can use the information to further their children’s best interests. This session will be a conducted as facilitated discussion. The presenter will provide a brief over view of challenges and considerations regarding how professionals present information to families, using the DEC recommended practices as an example. Families and practitioners will then have the opportunity to talk about... more
2018
Are you looking for ways to support children and families who present you with challenging behaviors? Instead of asking what is this child doing right now, learn how to ask yourself what happened to this child and how can I help? Join us for a screening of the KPJR film, RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. This new documentary film delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and reduce toxic stress. The film chronicles the birth of a movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-... more

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