Tag Archives: Family

Enhancing Trusting Partnerships at the Systems and Practice Levels: Reciprocal Opportunities for Professionals and Families

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This second session of the Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes series focused on the nature of trusting partnerships among professionals and families. The presenters described six research-based partnership principles, and emphasized the practices that professionals and families should demonstrate when implementing the principles. Tools for measuring partnerships and […]

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

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This manual is written for program managers and contains tips, worksheets, and samples to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation process. This edition explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results, how to report evaluation findings, and how to use […]

Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement

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The first in a 3-part series, this March 29 webinar addressed the meaning of family engagement. Presenters from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) shared results of a synthesis of key policies, frameworks, and the DEC Recommended Practices on family engagement, including related […]

The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

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This short IDEA Data Center (IDC) video is an engaging animated story that shows how data inform early intervention decisions for a baby with disabilities. The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale also illustrates how secure data are combined at the local, state, and national levels to help leaders make informed decisions that support […]

Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement video series

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This video series is designed to support program efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Rooted in the Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework, the videos highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster strong relationships with families and lead to positive outcomes for children and families. Both the […]

Demystifying the “D” Word: Making Data Meaningful for Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Elizabeth Wise This presentation demonstrates the key uses for data in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and shares strategies for helping families feel more comfortable […]

Building Quality Practices with the COS-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Toolkit

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Presenters: Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA), Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program), Cathy Smyth (DaSy, ECTA), & Barbara Jackson (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center) This session digs into the COS-TC Toolkit and its checklist to understand, implement, and gather data about quality practices, teaming, and engaging families in the […]

How Data Empowers Parents

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This 2016 resource from the Data Quality Campaign offers both an infographic and a short video with examples of ways that access to data that can help parents participate effectively in their child’s education. Examples of data sharing both from the school to the family and from the family to the school are included. Link […]

How to Involve Families in the Child Outcome Summary Process

Conference: Infant and Early Childhood Conference (IECC) Date: May 2016 Presenters: Debi Donelan prepared with Katrina Martin This 2016 Infant and Early Childhood Conference (IECC) presentation explores ways to authentically engage families in assessment and learn about resources that facilitate collaboration with families. Actively engaging families in the Child Outcome Summary (COS) process leads to […]