Week 1 – September 6th, 2022 Theme: Practice Improvement Tools: Practice Guides for Families

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) offers many resources including several resources for families. Check out their Practice Guides for Families which might be a helpful resource to share with families with young children. https://ectacenter.org/decrp/type-pgfamily.asp

Week 2 – September 13th, 2022 Theme: Advocating for the Literacy Needs of Children

The National Center for Improving Literacy has a toolkit for families entitled, “How to Advocate for Your Child’s Literacy Needs.” These resources will help families know how and what to advocate for, tips for communicating about children’s literacy needs, and what to do when advocacy is difficult. This toolkit offers tutorials, infographics, and resources. https://improvingliteracy.org/kit/advocating-literacy-needs-children

Week 3 – September 20th, 2022 Theme: Key Topics for Families from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness offers several resources for families. On their key topics for families page, families can find several resources on early intervention, educational services, learning at home, transition and many more. https://www.nationaldb.org/for-families/family-topics/

Week 4 – September 27th, 2022 Theme: Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) offers many resources for families including Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child’s School which is available in 13 languages. https://www.cadreworks.org/resources/cadre-materials/steps-success-communicating-your-childs-school