INSPIRE ACTION

The INSPIRE ACTION framework was developed to assist those responsible for administrative oversight of local early childhood special education programs to identify and celebrate strong program components and to identify those program components most in need of improvement. The development was sparked by recognition that many local program leaders (e.g., Directors of Special Education, elementary principals, some special education coordinators) have limited knowledge of early childhood special education and are unable to consistently determine the presence or absence of ECSE program quality.

Partnership with Families

Definition

“Partnership with Families” describes efforts of parents and other family members to promote their children’s healthy development and learning through activities that can be encouraged by educators in child care, preschool and school settings (Smith, Robbins, Stagman and Mathur, 2013). For the purpose of this definition, Partnership with Families includes parents or other family members participating on IFSP or IEP teams as active decision-makers but does not include participation on committees, volunteering in the classroom, workgroups, etc.

 

Professional Standards

 

Foundational Resources: Understand the Basics

 

Readiness Resources: Deepen Knowledge and Prepare to Implement

 

Implementation Resources: Apply and Practice

 

Extending Practice: DLL Resources

 

PDF-Guided Resources and Support

Please contact your regional PDF if you have investigated all resources provided here, but continue to have questions or concerns related to this core component of INSPIRE ACTION.

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