In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states continue to provide Part C and 619 services online or via a hybrid model of remote and in-person. For programs that have moved to in-person, access is often limited to only children and staff. As a result, challenges have emerged in determining the best ways to provide practice-based coaching to support practitioners with the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Join a panel of state leaders who will share their roles in the development and pilot of the Part C and Part B/619 Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC). Strengthening the knowledge and skills of the Part C and Part B 619 coordinators leads to enhanced effectiveness and retention of these critical state system leaders.
Part C Coordinators are invited to join OSEP staff to hear updates related to the Part C SPP/APR, including the SSIP, as well as the launch of Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) 2.0. OSEP will share information related to the FFY 2019 and FFY 2020 SPP/APR submissions will provide a general overview of OSEP’s vision to incorporate State system improvement efforts into DMS.
Guidance for building effective culture of data use at state and local levels.
August 27, 2019 States awarded Preschool Development Grants B-5 (PDG B-5) are actively engaged in assessing the current needs for children and their families identified as vulnerable. States are taking a comprehensive approach to exploring needs and are tasked with bringing together key partners to strengthen the diversity of input and contributions to the process. […]
Conference: National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute Date: May 2019 Presenters: Margaret Gillis, Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation includes information of basic information principles related to evaluating practice implementation, features of high-quality tools and methods for evaluating practice implementation, strategies for making evaluation of practice implementation more practical and strategies for summarizing data on practice implementation for different […]
February 13, 2019 Learn about best practices for evaluating practice change and fidelity, including characteristics of a high-quality data collection too. Hear from one state on how they have made improvements to create a feasible evaluation plan. Presented by Debbie Shaver, Margaret Gillis, Katy McCullough and Stacy Kong in February 2019 Webinar Recording Webinar Presentation
Introduction Key Terms and Definitions 1. What to Measure 2. Characteristics of a High-Quality Measurement Tool 3. Establishing a Fidelity Threshold 4. Summarizing Data for Decision-making Printer-Friendly PDFs: Intro to the Series | Entire Tip Sheet Series Introduction to the Tip Sheet Series The long-term goal of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and other […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Margaret Gillis This poster summarizes approaches States are using to evaluate evidence-based practices for State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP). Presenters will discuss the evaluation methods, how States use data on practice implementation for program improvements, and considerations for […]