Families

  • Actively engage in early childhood systems conversations
  • Actively engage in building a state comprehensive system of personnel development
  • Actively engage a more effective and sustainable state system that can support a competent early childhood workforce

Resources

Commonly Used Acronyms

Process and Evaluation Tools for Developing an Action Plan

Reimbursement form to be used by state CSPD teams for families

Self-assessment for families to gauge their readiness to participate in an advisory capacity

Infographic on Involving Families in the CSPD "The Basics"

Self-Assessment to measure our family/stakeholder engagement.

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) collaborated on this joint position statement to acknowledge the importance of early intervention (EI) service coordination and recognize the expertise and needs of the professionals who provide this service.

Tip Sheets for remote visits:

Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships during remote visits

Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer an overview

Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer, tips for families

Spanish Version: Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer an overview

Spanish Version: Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer, tips for families

COVID-19 Resources for Families

*New* Tip sheet: Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships During COVID-19 Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships .pdf

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

Consejos para Familias: .pdf Preparing for the Visit (Spanish)

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource in multiple languages

Center for Parent Center Information and Resources

Multilingual resources for families on COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources

National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management Utah State University

What is Tele-Intervention

Zero to Three

Tips for Families: Coronavirus. Age appropriate responses to common questions

Center for Disease Control

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Protecting Student Privacy

U.S. Department of Education

Student Privacy 101

FERPA and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

FERPA and Virtual Learning

PBS Kids - for Parents

How You and Your Kids can De-Stress During Coronovirus

NCPMI 

Helping Children & Families Cope

Sesame Street

Caring for Each Other 

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Tips for Families (Youtube videos)

Teachstone

Blog of resources (daily schedule, activities, talking to kids)

Scholastic

Scholastic Learn at Home

Illinois Early Learning Project

Learning at Home in Trying Times

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) - May Newsletter

Pyramid in the Time of COVID-19

Presentations:

Involving Families in State Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

      A joint presentation: ECPC. ECTA & Parent to Parent-GA at National Family and Community Engagement Conference, Cleveland, OH

      DEC Recommended Practices logo

      What are the DEC Recommended Practices

      Find out in this quick overview .pdf

      The DEC RPs are also available in Spanish

      Practice Improvement Tools: Using the DEC Recommended Practices