Early Childhood Special Education

Updated September 10, 2021

Hello All!

I wanted to make you aware of an awesome opportunity. TSLAT, The Texas Autism Network is offering free asynchronous training on 8 evidence based practices to assist students with autism in you classroom. The deadline to sign up is September 15th. You can find the information at this link www.autismcircuit.net.

It is my goal to use this SMORE to provide you updates and ideas for Early Childhood Special Education. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.My email is lwatson@esc17.net and my phone number is 806-281-5870.

Warmest Regards!

L'Rae Watson - Early Childhood Specialist



**For General Educaiton PreK Teachers, you can also contact Jean Ann Williams at jwilliams@esc17.net Click Here for the Genereal Education Pre-K Newsletter.

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Upcoming Trainings for Fall and Spring 2021-2022

Standards-Based Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process Training

The focus of this session is developing present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) development based on student data, drafting annual goals (academic and/or functional) and objectives, if appropriate, and collecting data for reporting progress.

October 26 and 27


January 24 and 25


Early Childhood Special Education Professional Learning Communties

This PLC supports ECSE teachers and provides information for the specific needs of students qualifying for Early Childhood Special Education. All staff working with eligible children in inclusive or self-contained settings should attend. Topics have been planned based on needs assessments from program staff and from state-wide initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity for information, resources, sharing, and networking ... for veteran and new teachers alike!


10-05-21 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828942

11-09-21 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828944

12-07-21 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828948

01-11-22 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828951

02-08-22 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828952

03-08-22 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828953

05-03-22 https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828954

Early Childhood ECSE and Inclusive Workshops

09-14-21 We CAN Communicate: Creating Communication Opportunities


10-13-25 Building Letter Knowledge in the Inclusive Pre-K Classroom


10-20-21 We CAN Communicate: Core Vocubulary and Teaching Strategies


10-25-21 Phonemic Awareness in the Inclusive Pre-K Classroom


11-03-21 Effective Classroom Management in the Inclusive Pre-K Classroom


01-13-22 Building Math Skills Through Blocks in Early Childhood


02-17-22 Science in the Inclusive Pre-K Classroom


02-28-22 Social Studies in the Inclusive Pre-K Classroom


Texas Project Restore

Trauma-Informed Training Series

As a result of school closures and remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been at higher risk of exposure due to adverse childhood experiences and first hand exposure to the effects of COVID-19. We also know that many educators have themselves experienced a prolonged state of stress over the course of the pandemic and share many of the concerns regarding loss of safety, health and predictability as students upon the return to school.

That’s why TEA has launched Project Restore and this trauma-informed training video series, which is designed to address these extraordinary and unprecedented needs and connect you to relevant science and strategies that can help you address your own emotional needs as well the needs of your students and colleagues. This series will help educators create an environment that jump starts teaching and learning and drives student achievement.

About CLI Engage

CLI Engage is a comprehensive professional development, assessment, and quality improvement platform for early care and education programs in Texas.

Since 2003, the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) has been implementing and studying large-scale interventions in early education. In 2014, in partnership with the Texas Education Agency, CLI formed an ambitious idea: to build a cost-effective, digital delivery system that could disseminate early childhood program improvement tools across the state. This innovative e-learning and data utilization platform became known as CLI Engage.


"The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement an early childhood multi-tiered system of support to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children with, and at risk for, developmental disabilities or delays. The goals of the Center are to assist states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs with a focus on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children birth to five, reducing the use of inappropriate discipline practices, promoting family engagement, using data for decision-making, integrating early childhood and infant mental health consultation and fostering inclusion."

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