2020 Upcoming Scheduled Trainings

November 2020

Great Start Orientation, Module 1
November 30, 2020
Webinar

Module One focuses on an overview of the Great Start Initiative and includes a look at the document "Great Start, Great Investment, Great Future" Plan.  It also focuses on the 32P Section Grants.  It will provide a "big picture" of Great Start.

December 2020

Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging - Webinar
December 01, 2020
Webinar

All children desire to have friends and experience a sense of belonging.  However, making friends may not come easy for young children.  This webinar will explore how early childhood practitioners can create a culture of friendship and belonging for all children.  Friendship skills and strategies to support their development in young children with and without disabilities in inclusive environments will be addressed.  Presenters will also share ways practitioners can partner w... More

PITC: Six Essential Practices for Relationship Based Care: Culturally Sensitive Care
December 03, 2020
Webinar

PITC: Six Essential Practices for Relationship Based CareProgram for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) considers a relationship-based approach to caring for infants and toddlers essential.  PITC believes responsive, respectful care in a relationship is key for supporting early learning, rather than developing lessons for infants to master.  Adults who implement the PITC find ways to allow for, expand, adapt, and encourage infants' efforts to pursue their inborn learning agenda. This series wi... More

Virtual Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Wayne Only - AM Session
December 04, 2020
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).  Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect and... More

Virtual Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Wayne Only - PM Session
December 04, 2020
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).  Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect and... More

Great Start Orientation, Module 2
December 07, 2020
Webinar

This module covers the purposes of Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions as well as their roles and responsibilities.  Key relationships in the work are also highlighted. 

GSC Statewide Parent Liaison Meeting
December 10, 2020
Webinar

GSC Statewide Parent Liaison Meeting

Combined Early On and Preschool Special Education Updates
December 14, 2020
Webinar

This call is an opportunity to share emerging guidance, strategies for operating, and supporting local systems during COVID-19. Early On and Preschool Special Education will be presenting together during this session.

Great Start Orientation, Module 3
December 14, 2020
Webinar

This module gives an overview of key guiding documents to be aware of related to your position.  Great Start To Quality is reviewed and next steps to training and technical assistance are covered.

In-depth Virtual DECA Infant and Toddlers
December 15, 2020
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting infant and toddler resilience, Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for infants and toddlers. Discuss how these results can be used to su... More

PITC: Six Essential Practices for Relationship Based Care: Inclusion of Children with Disabilities or Delays
December 17, 2020
Webinar

PITC: Six Essential Practices for Relationship Based CareProgram for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) considers a relationship-based approach to caring for infants and toddlers essential.  PITC believes responsive, respectful care in a relationship is key for supporting early learning, rather than developing lessons for infants to master.  Adults who implement the PITC find ways to allow for, expand, adapt, and encourage infants' efforts to pursue their inborn learning agenda. This series wi... More

January 2021

Eastern Early Childhood Support Network (E-ECSN) GSC Directors & Parent Liaison Call
January 14, 2021
Webinar

This meeting, for GSC Directors, Coordinators and Parent Liaisons will focus on the topic of "Recruiting Members" to both the Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions.  Please join for information, networking and ideas.

DECA Booster Training (120-minute Virtual training)
January 15, 2021
Webinar

This is a live, 90-minute virtual training that provides a combined DECA-I/T and DECA Clinical refresher for those implementing one or both of these tools in their day to day practices. Main elements of the tool and new case studies are used to help participants dialogue and reflect to ensure DECA tools are being implemented with fidelity. Participants are required to have been trained in the DECA I/T and/or DECA Clinical by a certified trainer (MI’s Julie Helmer or Mary Mackrain or a Deve... More

Combined Early On and Preschool Special Education Updates
January 20, 2021
Webinar

This call is an opportunity to share emerging guidance, strategies for operating, and supporting local systems during COVID-19. Early On and Preschool Special Education will be presenting together during this session.

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
January 25, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of South Central Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nbs... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
January 26, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of Northern Lower Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nb... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
January 28, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of West Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Commun... More

February 2021

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
February 01, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of East Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Commun... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
February 03, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of the Upper Peninsula, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  ... More

Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Kent Only - AM Session
February 05, 2021
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).  Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect and... More

Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Kent Only - PM Session
February 05, 2021
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).  Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect and... More

Virtual Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Lenawee Only
February 12, 2021
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).  Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect and... More

Combined Early On and Preschool Special Education Updates
February 17, 2021
Webinar

This call is an opportunity to share emerging guidance, strategies for operating, and supporting local systems during COVID-19. Early On and Preschool Special Education will be presenting together during this session.

March 2021

Great Start Orientation, Module 1
March 04, 2021
Webinar

Module One focuses on an overview of the Great Start Initiative and includes a look at the document "Great Start, Great Investment, Great Future" Plan.  It also focuses on the 32P Section Grants.  It will provide a "big picture" of Great Start.

Great Start Orientation, Module 2
March 11, 2021
Webinar

This module covers the purposes of Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions as well as their roles and responsibilities.  Key relationships in the work are also highlighted. 

Great Start Orientation, Module 3
March 18, 2021
Webinar

This module gives an overview of key guiding documents to be aware of related to your position.  Great Start To Quality is reviewed and next steps to training and technical assistance are covered.

April 2021

DECA Infant Toddler Assessment Training (120-minute virtual)
April 09, 2021
Webinar

The DECA Infant Toddler Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 4 weeks up to 36 months. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5-step approach designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, home visitors and families in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduce challenging behaviors. Central to the DECA I/T Program is the DECA, a standardized, strength-based as... More

DECA Clinical Assessment Training (120-minute virtual)
April 16, 2021
Webinar

In this live, 120-minute virtual training participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the DECA-C Learn how to effectively administer and interpret the DECA-C, including analysis and advanced interpretation Gain experience in using the DECA-C as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children * For MDHHS DECA PIHPs/CMHSPs raters this ... More

May 2021

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
May 03, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of East Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Commun... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
May 05, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of the Upper Peninsula, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  ... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
May 06, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of Northern Lower Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nb... More

In-depth Virtual DECA Infant and Toddlers
May 10, 2021
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting infant and toddler resilience, Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for infants and toddlers. Discuss how these results can be used to su... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
May 11, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of West Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Commun... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
May 12, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of South Central Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nbs... More

June 2021

Understanding, Using and Communicating Your Local Data
June 10, 2021
Webinar

In this hands-on training with Kids Count, you'll gain familiarity with relevant data trends and data best practices. As you consider your action agenda and work plan, this timely workshop will cover how to effectively use quantitative data in the FY20 Great Start data. There will be time to collaborate with others in your region to identify key indicators and discuss strategies to address your goals and objectives for the next year. You'll need access to a computer and the data set for this tra... More

July 2021

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
July 26, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of West, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Communities of ... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
July 27, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of the Upper Peninsula, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  ... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
July 29, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of South Central Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nbs... More

August 2021

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
August 03, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of East Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.  Commun... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
August 04, 2021
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of Northern Lower Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&nb... More

September 2021

Great Start Orientation, Module 1
September 21, 2021
Webinar

Module One focuses on an overview of the Great Start Initiative and includes a look at the document "Great Start, Great Investment, Great Future" Plan.  It also focuses on the 32P Section Grants.  It will provide a "big picture" of Great Start.

Great Start Orientation, Module 2
September 23, 2021
Webinar

This module covers the purposes of Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions as well as their roles and responsibilities.  Key relationships in the work are also highlighted. 

Great Start Orientation, Module 3
September 28, 2021
Webinar

This module gives an overview of key guiding documents to be aware of related to your position.  Great Start To Quality is reviewed and next steps to training and technical assistance are covered.