Family Engagement/Partnerships

Webinar: A Valuable Partner: Setting the Stage For Effective Family Engagement

As a new—or experienced—teacher, it can sometimes seem like it’s you against the world…including the families you work with. You’re the education expert. Why can’t they see that? In this webinar, Sean Roy, a longtime parent advocate and national technical assistance provider, and John Waterman, an experienced educator and parent of a child with exceptionalities, will help you understand what ...

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The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook: The Primary Service Provider Approach

Early childhood professionals: looking for an effective way to ensure coordinated, family-centered services for young children and families? Discover the why and how of the primary service provider (PSP) approach to teaming, the widely used, evidence-based model that more and more states are adopting to strengthen care and services and improve family outcomes. Developed by the early childhood experts who ...

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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support

Now early childhood professionals have their own guide to the popular Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model—the research-proven, family-centered approach used in schools nationwide to resolve challenging behaviors. Developed by top behavior experts, this practical, reader-friendly guidebook shows you how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by: Preventing behavior problems Teaching proactive communication and ...

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Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings, Second Edition

As more and more early childhood settings implement inclusive practices, teachers need to blend special and general education techniques to help all children learn. They’ll find out how with the new edition of this bestselling text, which combines today’s best practices for teaching young children with and without disabilities into one comprehensive approach. Ideal for current and future early childhood ...

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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook

Evidence-based and highly effective, coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community. An expanded, more practical follow-up to the groundbreaking Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, ...

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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments

Aligned with DEC recommended practices and CEC standards! A must for future early interventionists, this introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families—and address the OSEP child outcomes so critical to a program’s success. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a ...

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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families: A Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support for Home and Community

The popular, research-based Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model is used in schools and childcare settings nationwide to address challenging behaviors in children with and without disabilities. Now, with the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families (PTR-F) model in this accessible guidebook, you can use this proven approach with families to help them resolve their child’s challenging behavior in their own homes and communities. Developed by ...

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Webinar: Working Collaboratively with Diverse Families in the IEP Process

Per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), families of children with disabilities are equal stakeholders in IEP meetings. With the number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds increasing each year, working effectively with diverse families in the IEP process is especially important. Learn how to involve your students and families from diverse backgrounds in the IEP process, ...

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DEC Recommended Practices Vols. 1–3

These three books from CEC’s Division for Early Childhood provide guidance on how to enhance services for young children—with additional focus on improving environment and connecting with families. Buy them as a set and save 15%! This set includes: Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families.  Turn research into real life with this overview of ...

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Seven Essentials for Family–Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention

Family–professional partnerships are essential to early intervention practice (birth–age 3). However, building and sustaining these partnerships is complex work. This book is about digging deeper and looking closer at what it takes to have successful relationships with each and every family. The authors explore seven partnership concepts, brought to life through the words and perspectives of families and professionals themselves. ...

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DEC Recommended Practices: Family. Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity is the third edition of the DEC Recommended Practices ...

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The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals

This practical guide is essential reading for early intervention professionals. The Early Intervention Guidebook shows what early intervention looks like when it is based on current research, policies, and best practices. It focuses on how families and professionals can collaborate effectively so that young children learn, grow, and thrive.  Chapters address important issues in early intervention, including child learning and ...

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DEC Recommended Practices: Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families

DEC Recommended Practices aims to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting practices that have been shown through research to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them. This new edition reflects the results of recent collaborative work with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). The updated ...

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Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition

An expanded follow-up to a CEC bestseller, this guide includes tools for assessing families’ and practitioners’ engagement in practices that promote positive post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Engaging and Empowering Families in Secondary Transition: A Practitioner’s Guide gives schools and agencies planning tools and practical strategies to foster family partnerships in five dimensions: collaborators in the IEP process; instructors ...

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Webinar: Having Hard Conversations: Addressing Difficult Issues with Parents, Colleagues, and Others

As educators, we are trained and credentialed in how to teach our students-but not in how to work effectively with colleagues, principals, or parents. From time to time, every educator needs to have hard conversations. They may involve giving difficult feedback, delivering unwelcome news, asking for a change in behavior, or giving an apology. And although you may never find ...

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