Professional Knowledge

Implementing Early Childhood Multi-tiered System of Supports Best Practices

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Professional Knowledge

2-Hr Webinar that took place on November 14, 2017.

Establishing and implementing a Multi-tiered System of Supports framework provides the opportunity for programs to sustain evidenced based practices that improve student and teacher outcomes. Participants will receive guidance and  strategies on ways to determine how to embed Multi-tiered System of Supports into their daily practices, curriculum and assessment to meet the whole child in early learner settings.

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Defining Early Childhood a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework

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Professional Knowledge

2-Hr Webinar that took place on November 1, 2018.

Recognizing and responding to the needs of students is what we do best as early childhood practitioners. Establishing a Multi-tiered System of Supports framework as best practice increases the capacity for programs to effectively recognize, respond, monitor and document the support children and teachers need to be successful in high-quality learning environments. This webinar will provide an overview and discussion of defining a Multi-tiered System of Supports framework in early learning settings.

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Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM)

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IECAM provides up-to-date demographic information and early childhood program inf or mation from state agencies, Head Start, and private sector child care. IECAM allows users to see-in maps generated by its Geographic Information System (GIS)-the location of all site-based early childhood services at the state level and in counties, townships, and legislative districts. Statistical information is also provided in data tables that can be printed or downloaded for use in proposals, reports, and planning documents.

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United States Department of Education (ED)

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ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. ED oversees many projects and initiatives that support parents and programs that work with young children.

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Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA)

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OELA helps ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic achievement in English, and meet the same student academic achievement standards as all other children. OELA administers Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) and provides national leadership in promoting high-quality education for English language learners (ELLs).

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Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Early Childhood Division

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The Early Childhood Education Division of ISBE develops and provides materials and support for implementation of the Illinois Early Learning Standards and their use in early childhood programs. The Early Childhood Division also supports programs that focus on children from birth to age 8, early intervention for at-risk students, pre-kindergarten programs, early literacy, and partnerships among schools, communities, and service providers.

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ZERO TO THREE

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ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. Publications and reference guides to programs, projects and professional developmental services are available for parents and for professionals working in child care, child welfare, early intervention, and mental health program settings.

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Voices for Illinois Children (VIC)

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VIC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide group of child advocates with a broad agenda focused on child and family well-being. Current VIC policy projects include promoting the availability of preschool for all children to those parents who want it, providing crucial services for young children with special needs, expanding home-visiting programs for at-risk families, promoting after-school programs for at-risk youth, and reforming school funding in Illinois.

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The Ounce of Prevention

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Professional Knowledge

Since 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursued a single goal: that all children living in America—particularly those born into poverty—have quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life.

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