/ October 2017
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: Skilled Staff
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
Early On Training & Technical Assistance and START both presented to the CoP about the projects and trainings that they are involved in as they pertain to early childhood.
EOT&TA (Christy Callahan and Nancy Surbrook) provided information on referrals (14,000 Early On referrals last year). There is a new project for 3 year old preschool research and design, and a lengthy survey was sent out. A referent group will be organized for further study. Cross system for PD from birth to 8 is being looked at … what is already going on, how do we fill the gaps, and how do we have systems in place that talk to each other.
START (Amy Matthews) presented on the work they do with the START grant. She discussed the early childhood trainings and technical assistance that is in place to promote student learning, universal supports, instructional supports, and people supports. Inclusion models were discussed and evidence based practice for children with autism.
Discussed the possibility of a placeholder for state funding for Early On. There is some traction with this and it is one of 5 recommendations for the governor’s task force.
MAASE and MICC are continuing to work on single tier of eligibility for early childhood.