NC ELSSP-VI Newsletter
Each child will be honored, respected, and empowered to achieve success in school and life.
When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.
Professional Development Submitted by Lin Causey
Indo Jax Surf Charities Submitted by Sandy Bryant & Lin Causey
Service Awards Submitted by Bethany Mayo
Staff Birthdays for September
Professional Development Opportunities
Relationship-Based Early Intervention Webinar
Session Information: Current research recognizes that children's relationships with their parents and other consistent caregivers are critical to development. Relationship based practices in early intervention are intended to support the parent-child relationship and maximize the learning opportunities therein. This focus requires a change in the roles of professionals, requiring more than competence in one’s discipline. This session will explore the components of relationship based practices, including perspectives on parent-child, parent-practitioner, and practitioner-practitioner relationships, and the skills needed for success in implementation.
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Contact hours: 1 hr 30 mins
Sponsor: Social and Emotional Learning Collaborative Infant Mental Health/SEO Workgroup (in collaboration with ECTA)
Audience: All state and local staff/providers/partners, but you MUST register in advance by clicking on the register button below
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Music to Promote Engagement and Learning for Children with ASD: The What, Why and How Webinar
Session Information: Music is an important part of young children’s everyday routines within their home and school environments. Everyday engagement to music may include listening, singing, dancing, moving to different rhythms, and playing musical instruments. Active engagement to music holds the potential to promote cognitive, emotional, and social abilities of young children in an interactive and engaging context. This is especially important for young children with ASD, who may have challenges participating in-group activities and miss important learning opportunities.
Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Contact hours: 1.0
Sponsor: Division of Early Childhood
Fee: $25 for DEC members - $35 for non-members
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Grandparents as Child Care Providers: Understanding Their Experiences and Meeting Their Needs
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Session Information: In 2011, 4.8 million infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the U.S. were cared for by grandparents while parents worked or attended school. That’s 24% of all children under 5, approximately the same number of children enrolled in formal child care programs. Grandparents are the caregivers of choice for working parents of children under five. But while grandparents tell us their grandchildren are their greatest joy, sharing the care with their adult children isn’t always smooth sailing. Join ZERO TO THREE for a live interactive webinar—learn more about how grandparents view their role and get tips on helping families navigate this essential three generation relationship.
Sponsor: ZERO TO THREE
Audience: This free webinar is open to parents, providers, and of course, grandparents!
Received from Krystal Davis
Public Health Consultant
Division of Public Health, Early Intervention Branch
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Indo Jax Surf Charities - The Hero Effect
Indo Jax Surf Charities: Jack Viorel leads this organization, which empowers disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf.
Early Learning Sensory Support Program (HI and VI)
Highlights from Convocation 2017
Paula did a great presentation on Cortical Visual Impairments for the VI group.
Det. Bryce Merold
Detective Merold presented to the whole group on drug awareness and safety.
Heather gave a very informative presentation on Learning Through Play to the VI group.
Maria, Maria, Gil & Nancy
ELSSP interpreters and a guest speaker from the Charlotte CDSA provided the whole group information on working with interpreters.
Heather, Carrie and Meg
Some of the VI ladies enjoying lunch.
05 Years.....Annette Zaiontz
10 Years.....Angel Wallace
15 Years.....Deidre Dorsey & Joy Fleming
20 Years.....Karen Beijer
25 Years.....Becky Lowrey
30 Years.....Lin Causey & Marcia Rollings
Congratulations to all of these teachers for 100+ combined years of service to the children of North Carolina!