Empowering teachers, schools, and counties to push the limits of what they think is possible for students is Patti Adkins’ passion.
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.
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.
The Preschool Special Education Services Guide provides families with an overview of the steps in Maryland’s IEP team process for preschool children.
As part of MSDE’s Professional Learning Opportunities series, early childhood professionals in Maryland developed strategies to shift how early intervention and preschool special education services are provided.
A video introduction to OT and PT.
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.
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.
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 […]
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: […]