MD Child Outcomes Gateway

The MD COS Gateway is a one-stop online resource that provides birth to kindergarten professionals with background, rationale, training, and supports to implement the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) rating process with fidelity across jurisdictions and programs. Continue Reading MD Child Outcomes Gateway

Learning Links Profile: Naomi Youngren

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Naomi Youngren discovered she was unique at a pretty young age. While many of her peers had only vague ideas of what their future would look like, Naomi was determined to work in Special Education. After college, a chance to work in Germany with the Department of Defense deepened her… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Naomi Youngren

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process

The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process is used in Maryland for measuring child outcomes to meet federal accountability reporting requirements for all children receiving services through an IFSP/IEP birth to kindergarten age. In 2005, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) began requiring state early intervention and preschool special education programs to report on child outcomes. States… Continue Reading Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process