Standard 1: Child Development and Early Learning
Standard 2: Partnering with Families
Standard 3: Collaboration and Teaming
Standard 4: Assessment Processes
Standard 5: Application of Curriculum Frameworks in the Planning and Facilitation of Meaningful Learning Experiences
Standard 6: Using Responsive and Reciprocal Interactions, Interventions, and Instruction
Standard 7: Professionalism and Ethical Practice
Course Enhancement Modules
ECPC Curriculum Modules: Professional Standards
These resources for higher education (IHE) faculty and professional development (PD) providers are designed to facilitate the integration of the Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators (EI/ECSE). The series includes a module for each of the seven EI/ECSE Standards. Each module reflects the practices from the ECPC Adult Learning Planning Tool with Examples
Each module includes the following sections:
An overview of the standard upon which the specific module is based and what is included in the module.
- Topics: Each of the standards has two or more components that further describe what is meant by the standard for a total of 27 components across the seven standards. This section identifies, what learners should know and be able to do based on that component to facilitate positive outcomes for children and families.
Sample Syllabi, Learning Activities, and Practicum Application
- Provides ideas for resources, activities, readings, and assignments aligned with the standard. It is an example only, and is not a complete syllabus, nor is it intended to suggest that the standard would be addressed in only one course in the curriculum.
- Projects or assignments that require learners to apply practices and skills related to the standard. These align with the evidence-based practices for adult learners of authentic learning, reflection, guidance, performance feedback, and follow-up activities.
Case Study and PD Guides
- Annotated case study for each standard.
- Outline for professional development content related to the standard and its components.
- This section includes short videos and video vignettes that relate to the standard. The majority addresses the evidence-based practice for adult learners of illustration. Some are informational and relate to the practice of introduction.
- Websites: Provide information and resources that relate to the Standard and Components.
- Learning Modules: Modules from other sources that relate to the standard. They can be used in their entirety or by selecting sections or content that support the objectives of an IHE course or PD content. The evidence-based practices for adult learners will vary based on the module selected.
- Glossary: Key terms used in Standards and Components. The references and resources in addition to being the source(s) for that definition may also provide additional background information specific to the use of that term in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
- References: Supporting literature and resources which may be assigned as readings for pre-service and in-service learners. These most align with the evidence-based practice for adult learners of introduction.
Suggestions for Use
The sections of the modules are designed to be flexible. The sample syllabi serve as a resource for thinking about the key sections and content to include in a syllabus, as well as ideas for content specific to the respective standard and its components. The sample syllabi are not intended to be used as a single course syllabus as the standards would be integrated throughout a higher education curriculum. The PD guides can be used in their entirety to cover multiple PD sessions. The specific content in the topics, PD guides, multimedia illustrations (videos), learning activities, and resources can be used individually to enhance existing course content.
ECPC in partnership with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) developed these resources to support use of the Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators (EI/ECSE).
Select a Category:
|*New* Tip sheet: Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships During COVID-19||Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships|
|Tips for Providers: Providing & Coordinating EI Remotely||Tips for Providers: What to say to Families|
|Tips for Providers: Providing & Coordinating EI Remotely (What will it look like?)||Tips for Providers: What will a Remote Visit Look Like?|
|Tips for Families: Receiving Remote EI Services||Tips for Families Flyer .pdf What is Remote EI
Consejos para Familias .pdf What is Remote EI? (Spanish)
|Tips for Families: How to prepare for a Remote EI Visit||Tips for Families: .pdf Preparing for the Visit
TConsejos para Familias: .pdf Preparing for the Visit (Spanish)
|ECPC Course Enhancement Modules||E-Learning Lessons, Practice Guides & Resources
|CONNECT Modules||CONNECT Modules and Courses|
|Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center||Framework for reflective questioning / The Coaching Quick Reference Guide - .pdf|
|Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center||Tools of Trade|
|OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities) (note: you must login but it is free)||Suite of Resources for Early Childhood Professionals|
|Public Consulting Group||Use of telehealth in early intervention (IDEA Part C)|
|Protecting Student Privacy
U.S. Department of Education
|Student Privacy 101
FERPA and the Coronavirus Disease 2019
|Edelman, L. (2020). Planning for the Use of Video Conferencing for Early Intervention Home Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic||Planning for the Use of Video Conferencing for Early Intervention Home Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|CEC Hosted Webinar with Resources||Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19|
|National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management Utah State University||Welcome to the Tele-Intervention Learning Courses|
|Lisa Dieker & Rebecca Hines UCF - Podcasts for Part B/619 Coordinators||Series of Podcasts: teaching online, inclusion, etc.|
|National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations - May Newsletter||Pyramid in the Time of COVID-19|