PLAEA Early Childhood News
**HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH**
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Updates In The Early Childhood World
Each school year, the PLAEA Early Childhood Team wants to ensure we are meeting the needs of our early childhood programs. We appreciate your voice and are requesting each district complete the 2021 PD Survey by Friday, March 12th.
**NEW Training Update - Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children
Virtual Math Manipulatives
Are you looking for a way to enhance your math instructional practices? Are you looking for some virtual math manipulatives? Toy Theatre has just what you are looking for: https://toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/ These virtual manipulatives would be great for anyone who is doing virtual learning or via smart board in your classrooms. You will notice that some tools are above their grade level, but there are also many manipulatives for preschool age children as well. Happy learning
Chapter 103 Resources
In response to district needs surrounding Iowa Code Chapter 103, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies have developed Frequently Asked Questions along with supporting forms/templates. These resources are intended for district use and should be shared as needed. The templates below will force you to make a copy and you can format with your district’s branding.
Use of Physical Restraint and/or Seclusion Documentation Form
Supporting Dual Language Learners In The Preschool Classroom
March 9th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Techniques & Tips - Early Childhood Teachers Who Speak/Don’t Speak the Language of a
April 13th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Engaging Families in a DLL Classroom
Shaping Preschoolers into Readers and Writers
Face to Face
June 14th & 15th; August 17th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Link: AEA Course Catalog - Course # 200901
March 3 - Structuring Your Classroom: The Physical Environment & Routines (3:30-4:30PM)
March 12 - Structuring Your Classroom: The Physical Environment & Routines (7:30-8:30AM)
March 24 - Tools and Strategies for Collecting Meaningful Data to Reduce Problem Behavior (3:30-4:30PM)
April 1 - Tools and Strategies for Collecting Meaningful Data to Reduce Problem Behavior (7:30-8:30AM)
** NEWLY ADDED:
Prevent - Teach - Reinforce for Young Children (FULL DAY)
Thursday, June 10th 9:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Websites & Resources
Social Emotional Behavioral Health (SEBH)
Self - Care
***COVID-19 Supports***(Virtual Learning)
Early Childhood Special Education Supports
i3 WebsiteThe new i3 IDEA website was launched this past summer. It is full of information, guidance, resources and procedures. i3 - Iowa IDEA Information - Guidance - Resources - Procedures
Procedural Safeguards Manual
Do you every have a difficult time finding an updated Procedural Safeguards Manual for Parents prior to an IEP meeting? Do you ever need a copy for families in Arabic, Bosnian, Lao, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish or Vietnamese? See the links below for updated Manuals.
Resources Preparing Parents for IEP Meetings
MEET YOUR EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSULTANTS!
Supporting Districts: East Sac County, Greene County, Manson Northwest Webster, Newell Fonda, Paton-Churdan, Pocahontas Area, Schaller-Crestland, Storm Lake, South Central Calhoun, South Hamilton, Stratford, Gilmore City-Bradgate (EC & ECSE), Southeast Valley (EC & ECSE), Fort Dodge Partner Preschools: St. Edmond, Little Lambs & Dodger Preschool (ECSE).
Supporting Districts: Albert City-Truesdale, Algona, Alta-Aurelia, Clarion-Goldfield, Clay Central-Everly, Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Estherville Lincoln Central, Fort Dodge, Graettinger-Terril, Harris-Lake Park, Humboldt, Laurens-Marathon, North Kossuth, North Union, Okoboji, Ruthven-Ayrshire, Sioux Central, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Twin Rivers, Webster City, West Bend/Mallard.