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From Roots to Results: Implementing a Birth to Kindergarten System of Services Webinar Series

This webinar series continues the discussions that kicked off during the October 2017 Early Childhood Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs). Based on the imperatives outlined in the DSE/EIS Strategic Plan, early childhood professionals across the state are implementing strategies to shift how early intervention and preschool special education services are provided in their communities.

Because It Matters

Because It Matters

The Division for Early Childhood on the Council for Exceptional Children’s Because It Matters page provides a brief introduction to the benefit of all children learning alongside their peers regardless of ability. The site also provides important key points and data that supports the practice of natural and inclusive learning opportunities. Visit the website at http://www.dec-sped.org/because-it-matters.

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Making Access Happen (MAH) Toolkit

Supports, learning modules, and resources is designed to provide a personalized, interactive learning experience for practitioners, providers and families in the support of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

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Online IEP Learning Modules

These modules integrate evidence-informed content with technology to provide an interactive experience for adult learners. Participants will learn new information, apply their learning, and finally assess their understanding through the unique features of the modules.

Routines-Based Model: Parent Failings Don’t Exist; Only Professional Ones

By: Robin McWilliam Readers will scoff at the idea that adult family members with whom we work have no faults. I agree that most humans—in fact, those I appreciate the most—are flawed. But this way of thinking about parents—that they don’t have failings—the failings are ours—is a helpful one in early intervention for children with […]

Preschool Special Education/Part B-619 Eligibility

Children ages 3 through 5 who have a disability as defined by one of the categories listed below are eligible for preschool services provided through the local school system. In some local school systems preschool children may also be eligible if they meet the criteria of Developmental Delay. In Maryland, the categories of disability include: […]