Online Trainings

Essentials of Early On

Early On 101: Essentials of Early On

This training will provide participants with a basic understanding of Early On.  The history and philosophy of Early On will be explored.  The Early On process from referral through transition will be reviewed.  Additional topics to be addressed will include:  Service Coordination, State Performance Plan Indicators, Early On administration and Early On resources. Duration: 37 minutes

Facilitating Smooth and Effective Transitions: Essentials of Early On

Facilitating Smooth and Effective Transitions: Supporting Families and Children as They Transition from Early On® at Age Three will assist participants with an understanding of the transition process.  Topics covered in this module include:  the transition plan IFSP meeting, required content of a transition plan, the transition conference meeting, and preparing the child and family for effectively transitioning out of Early On to the next prog... More

Foundations for Early Intervention: Essentials of Early On

This module will provide an overview of foundational elements of early intervention.  It's divided into three chapters: Empathetic Communication Child Development Effective Home Visiting Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

IFSP Process: Essentials of Early On

This training is a broad overview of the IFSP process from pre referral to transition.  There will be opportunity to review your local service area process and documentation. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Procedural Safeguards: Essentials of Early On

This online training addresses Procedural Safeguards that are required in Early On with emphasis placed on the areas pertaining to the protection of the rights of the child and family throughout the Individualized Family Service Plan process. These areas relate specifically to: confidentiality of child and family records; written notice and native language; consent (parents are fully informed of all information relevant to the activity for which consent is sought); and resolution of dis... More

Online Training

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Online Module

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center and The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) developed an online learning module that provides key information about the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. This online module is designed for Early On and Preschool Special Education and it is suggested that participants complete this module before attending a face to face Birth to Fi... More

Early On Family Outcomes

This video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program.  Using family data collected by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education's Part C/Early Intervention Program as an example, this video highlights how three families who received early intervention benefitted from support to their family. This video was produced by Larry Edelman (2017). Supporting Children By Improving Family O... More

Eligibility Tools: Calculating Delay

This training includes an introduction to the Early On eligibility definition and tutorials on calculating delay for each of the seven approved eligibility tools (IDA, BDI-2, Brigance, Bayley, HELP, EIDP, and E-Lap). You will have the ability to only view the eligibility tools that are of interest to you.

IDA Module 1

You must register for Module 1: Online Training and Module 2: Practicum separately.  Module 3 is a videotape evaluation. The Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-centered, infant-toddler evaluation process, which has been approved by Michigan Department of Education and may be used to determine eligibility for Early On® Michigan and as part of on-going assessment. The IDA is intended for use by professionals fro... More

State Performance Plan Indicators for Early On

This training will provide an overview of each of the State Performance Plan Indicators.  It is divided into 2 major chapters, with the first being an overview of each indicator and the second chapter goes into more detail about compliance indicators 1, 7 and 8.

What is MI-AIMH Endorsement?

An overview of the MI-AIMH endorsement process provided by Joni Zieldorff, MI-AIMH Endorsement Coordinator