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The WestEd Center for Prevention + Early Intervention (CPEI) offers a free online training course for early intervention professionals on facilitating social-emotional development for infants and toddlers in Early Start. Participants have two options for completing the Skill Base course: the full course with expert facilitation, and an open access, non-facilitated course.
Skill Base: Facilitating Social and Emotional Development full course:
- 10 weeks
- Offered at least once per year in Spring, Fall, or Winter session
- Facilitated by a parent-professional team with early intervention experience and expertise
- Interactive discussion board and assignments enhance course content
- To register: Visit http://earlystartneighborhood.ning.com/esonline/Registration (only open during Session Registration periods)
Skill Base: Facilitating Social and Emotional Development open access course:
- Same content as the SB: SE full course
- Participants complete at their own pace
- Always open
- No facilitation, interaction, assignments, or discussion board
- To self-register: Visit http://www.cpeionline.net/course/view.php?id=90
For more information about these and other CPEI Online courses, download or view the latest Early Start Institute Catalog.
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors including . . . Emotional development and resiliency, including the development of attachment and trust, and self-regulation.
- CK8: The etiology, diagnosis and characteristics of disabilities and risk factors.
- CK9: The characteristics and influence of disabilities and risk factors on early development, learning, care giving and relationships.
- Identification and Referral (IR):
- IR1 (EIA): Is aware of current Early Start eligibility requirements including the distinctions among difference, delay and disability.
- Evaluation and Assessment (EA):
- EA8 (EIA): Is aware of the connection between assessment information and the development of appropriate interventions.
- EA10 (EIS): Knows multiple tools and practices to assess development and progress in the physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and adaptive domains.
- EA12 (EIS): Knows the elements of comprehensive written and/or oral reports that accurately and clearly (that is, jargon free) interpret evaluation and assessment results.
- IFSP Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
- IFSP-DR6 (EIS): Understands when there is the need for other professionals in specific disciplines to provide services to address IFSP outcomes.
- among difference, delay and disability.
- Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i):
- IFSP-I (EIA)6: Is aware of the need for developmentally appropriate strategies (for example, hands-on, experiential, child-centered, play-based activities within daily routines), adaptations, assistive technologies and other supports that maximize the child’s learning opportunities.
- IFSP-i11 (EIA): Is aware of strategies that support parents in adapting the natural environment to meet infant/toddler developmental needs.