The NH DOE Bureau of Special Education funds three initiatives to provide technical assistance and professional development to preschool special education decision makers and practitioners. Together, these initiatives form NH BOLD [Bringing Better Outcomes through Leadership, Learning and Data]. NH BOLD includes:
- POMS TA
Download the document below for contact information for the Bureau of Special Education and the three initiatives.
Race 2K at the Parent Information Center (PIC) has created an on-line module to provide Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators and staff an overview of the reporting requirements related to Preschool Special Education Settings, how to enter data in NHSEIS and information about Preschool Least Restrictive Environment. To View the module click here. The module can also be found on the front page of the RACE 2K website
Who’s Doing What in Early Childhood Transitions: A Training for Professionals
The Parent Information Center and SSECT (now known as Race 2K) created an interactive, self-contained, on-line training module regarding the transition from ESS for new and existing ESS staff and special education personnel. This training relates directly to a need identified from the field through the SSECT Advisory Board (a multi-stakeholder group which included families). This on-line module contains the family perspective and includes the major activities of the transition process. Interactive components such as videos from the family and professional perspective and journaling are used as training tools as well. Additionally, the training module includes information on the regional Interagency Agreements and resources. The module has a printable staff development certificate and on-line training evaluation. View the module here.
ED & HHS Release Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs
The “Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs,”released jointly by the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 14, 2015, states that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations.