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AWARD$ Plus
CCSA Staff

First Year in Review: Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus

First year? In many ways, yes! If you are familiar with Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$®, then you know this education-based salary supplement program actually began back in 2018. However, in FY23, the program transitioned to AWARD$ Plus with expanded eligibility. The primary differences in eligibility are shown below.

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AWARD$ Plus
CCSA Staff

Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: Veronica Pigford

Veronica Pigford loves working with two-year-olds, but she didn’t start with this age group. “I came here for a summer job when I was working in the public school system and I just fell in love with infants and toddlers,” Veronica said. “I love all the children, but I am so happy working with the twos. They love you so much. They cling to you. They appreciate you and are eager to learn new things. I really like being part of that.”

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NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

Planning with a Purpose: Lesson Planning FAQs

In Planning with a Purpose, a cohort-based learning community, we have spent our first couple of sessions together discussing the purpose and process of lesson planning. As a result of these conversations with birth-to-three providers, we as a project want to share with you some planning-related issues that have come to light.

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Infant-Toddlers
CCSA Staff

NC B-3QI’s First Year Using Practice-Based Coaching (PBC)

In the past year, NC Birth-to-Three Quality Initiative (B-3QI)’s statewide team of Specialists began using a Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) approach in their support for the birth-to-three workforce throughout the state. This intensive cyclical change model required in-depth training, piloting, and learning through experience. Specialists met weekly in a virtual format

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NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

What Type of Learner Are You?

In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.

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NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

Early Intervention and Equity: What You Should Know

In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.

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