• 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


Commonly Used Acronyms

Process and Evaluation Tools for Developing an Action Plan

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.


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


Helping Children & Families Cope

Sesame Street

Caring for Each Other 

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Tips for Families (Youtube videos)


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


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

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