Birth to 3 Program: Professional Development
These training resources are for all Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program teams.
The Family, Infant, and Preschool Program Center offers coaching tools.
- CASE Publications—Evidence-based practices, methods, and procedures for promoting adoption of practices informed by research.
- Evidence-based practice: Primary coach approach to teaming—Learn how to use the primary coach approach to teaming.
- Top ten misconceptions—Dr. Dathan Rush, Director of the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) in Morganton North Carolina, and M’Lisa Shelden, Clinical Professor and Chair/Program Director Department of Physical Therapy at Wichita State University, talk about the top 10 misconceptions about providing early intervention Part C services within the context of the family.
- Using coaching strategies to engage with families in an early intervention context—Dr. Dathan Rush, Director of the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) in Morganton North Carolina, discusses using coaching strategies to engage with families in an early intervention context.
Access modules 1-4 on Cornerstone.
CORE of a Good Life (PDF)
Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes¹
This video describes the importance of:
- Supporting families.
- Collecting data on family outcomes.
- Using the data to improve the program.
This short video describes and illustrates the three Child Outcomes measurement process adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR).
¹Edelman, L. (Producer) (2017). Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes (Video). Published collaboratively by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy); the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA); the Desired Results Access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division; and collaborating partners.
² Edelman, L. (Producer) (2011). Child Outcomes Step-by-Step (Video). Published collaboratively by ResultsMatter, Colorado Department of Education; Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education; and Early Childhood Outcomes Center.
Learn about PPS on the PPS webpage. You may also reference the Birth to 3 Program Participation System (PPS) User Guide, P-02344 (PDF)
- Access the training environment and practice using the PPS system.
- Birth to 3 Program Participation System (PPS) Training Aid: Processing Automated Referrals from eWiSACWIS, P-02528 (PDF)
Every Birth to 3 Program and Local Education Agency (LEA) has a designated security coordinator. The security coordinator provides individuals within their organization access to PPS. The Program Participation System (PPS) Security Officer (SO) Directions (PDF) covers how to receive a Wisconsin Access Management System ID. It also shows how to register to use PPS as the security coordinator, as well as how to set up additional users.
The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have created tip sheets that can be used by:
- Early learning educators.
The Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day resources can help enrich a child’s early language experiences. They give research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every day beginning from birth.
- Consent for Referral and Exchange of Information with the Local Education Agency, F-21366. This is a release form. It helps Birth to 3 programs inform parents of the types of information they would like to share with the Local Education Agency.
- Parent/Guardian Explanation of B-3 Authorization for Information (PDF). This form helps answer questions families may have about providing “consent” at the time of transition.
- Service Coordinator Guidance (PDF). This document supports Birth to 3 Program service coordinators on how to explain to families the use and intent of providing consent.
The Child Outcomes Summary learning module is designed to prepare Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program staff on how to use the Child Outcomes Summary process.
- The Child Outcomes Summary process.
- The practices that lead to consistent and meaningful Child Outcomes Summary decision-making. You will need to register before you begin.
DEC: Practice Improvement Tools
These tools and resources support Birth to 3 Program staff with implementing evidence-based practices.
In the AFIRM modules you will learn:
- Key pieces of evidence-based practices when working with children with autism.
- Behaviors and skills that can be addressed using the practice.
- A step-by-step process for applying the practice.
- Resources that you