Early Childhood

Early Learning & School Readiness

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The Early Learning and School Readiness Team provides services to school districts, Head Starts, County Boards of DD, parents, Help Me Grow and other agencies and programs that serve children ages birth through eight, both regular and special education. Services are designed to support successful involvement of high-quality practices with local, state, and federal mandates and initiatives. Services include technical assistance, regional, program-wide and job embedded professional development and consultation.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) 


  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Ohio’s Operating Standards for Children with Disabilities
  • Early Intervention (Part C) to Preschool (Part B)
  • IEP and ETR: Universal Supports
  • SPP Indicators 6 (Preschool LRE), 7 (Preschool Child Outcomes), and 12 (Early Childhood Transition)
  • Itinerant Network - Supports itinerant teachers with implementation of the Consultative Model and provides networking among the region and state to support quality practices

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Ohio Approved PD Offerings

Click here to learn more about Ohio Approved early learning PD opportunities in Region 8, including PD On-Demand.
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