Early Childhood Special Education RESOURCES
Early Childhood Special Education • Wisconsin Early Childhood Indicators Training Series • Overview of Early Childhood Indicators (Module) • Early Childhood Indicators At-a-Glance • Contact: Erin Arango-Escalante, DPI ECSE Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org • Indicator 6: Preschool Environments • Preschool Environments (Module) • Contact: Mary Joslin, Preschool Environments Coordinator email@example.com • Indicator 7: Child Outcomes • Child Outcomes FAQ • Special Education Child Outcomes Application (module) • The Rating Process (Module – Coming Soon!) • Contact: Ruth Chvojicek, Child Outcomes Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Indicator 12: Early Transitions • Guidance on Indicator 12 Reason Selections • Sample LEA Notification Letter (English, Spanish, Hmong) • Wisconsin Early Childhood Transition Timeline • Contact: Wendi Schreiter, Early Transitions Coordinator email@example.com The mission of the Special Education Team is to provide statewide leadership, advocacy, technical assistance, and promote collaboration among parents, educators, students, communities and other agencies to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education.
Early Childhood Programs • Kindergarten Entrance & Admission • Four-Year-Old Kindergarten • Contact: Jill Haglund, DPI EC Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org The DPI EC staff provides leadership, partnership, policy development, incentives, and technical assistance to the EC community for young children throughout Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards • Social Emotional Competence • Screening/Early Identification • Curriculum and Assessment • Serving Dual Language Learners • Facts & Tips Series • Learning Module Series • Other Resources • Serving Children with Disabilities • 4K Community Approaches • Professional Development • Family Support/Parent Education • Homelessness and Poverty • Health and Medical Home • Economic Development The vision of Collaborating Partners is that all children in Wisconsin will receive the necessary services and family supports to attain their optimal developmental potential during the critical early years from birth through age 5.
Tools • The IEP Team (Module) • IEP Preparation for General Educator • Strategies to Enhance Families as Decision Makers • IEP Preparation Worksheet for Families • Resources The Preschool Options Project is a DPI funded project that provides training to assist local school districts in developing a range of options in Least Restrictive Environments (LRE) for young children with disabilities.
Early Childhood Programs • Instruction (Resource Guides) • Culturally Responsive Classrooms - Training Culturally Responsive Education for All (CREATE) is a statewide system-change initiative designed to eradicate the achievement gap amongst diverse student populations and eliminate race as a predicting factor of participation in special education. CREATE works with local systems to address ingrained school practices that contribute to perpetuating disparities, thus generating an inaccessibility to learning. CREATE provides technical assistance and professional development to school districts and their communities.