Resources to Support EI/ECSE During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Resources within Reason - Using Telepractice to Support Children and Families

With the suspension of direct contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, colleagues and families are working to figure out what assessments, interventions, and home visits should look like. Here are some resources that may be useful to colleagues who are making the transition to technology as a medium to support children and families. Compiled by Camille Catlett & Kari Holmberg. Access the resource here.

Using the SS-OO-PP-RR: Guiding Home Visiting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this video, Juliann Woods, Jenny Seuntjens, and Larry Edelman discuss the use of the SS-OO-PP-RR framework for guiding home visits, whether in-person or delivered through video conferencing. They also discuss general considerations when delivering home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more. 

Early Childhood Intervention Tele-Practice   

On the DEC Early Intervention Community of Practice, the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program shared a video on how to use tele-intervention during this time of social distancing. Access the video here. 


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Early Childhood Personnel Center 

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) has curated COVID-19 resources to share with early childhood programs and professionals. Access the resources here. 

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Read the latest guidance, and collected resources on tele-intervention and distance learning. Access the resources here. 

Early Intervention in Natural Environments  

A blog by Robin McWilliam on topics related to the Routines-Based Model. Access the blog here. 

COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia 

Access the guidance document here. Access the Medicaid Memo here.  

Perspectives from a Professional Telecommuter 

Prepared by Cori Hill for the Early Intervention Strategies for Success blog. Access the blog post here.

Planning for the Use of Video Conferencing for Early Intervention Home Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prepared by Larry Edelman. Access the resource list here.

Resources from DEC Collaborate - DEC Community

DEC members are posting resources around topics of interest, and supporting one another using the communication tool, DEC Collaborate - DEC Community. To join, you must be a DEC member. You will use your CEC login information to access DEC Collaborate. If you forgot your username or password, click here or contact member services via phone (888-232-7733) or email

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Teaching Remotely

CEC has gathered resources into one place for special education professionals to apply good teaching practices remotely due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19. Access the resources here.

CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code CECED60 This will give you access to all of our journal articles, member discounts on publications and events, and our online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel. 

For those interested in joining the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), you can add a year of DEC membership to this offer for $50 which opens up all DEC resources including two journals, Young Exceptional Children and the Journal of Early Intervention. Please spread the word so we can increase to CEC and DEC resources. Join Now!

For Families 


The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovation has released resources on helping children and families cope during emergencies and national disasters. Access the resources here.  


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