The Birth to Three CT Early Intervention Supervisors Institute was a six month collaboration between the CT Birth to Three system and the A. J. Pappanikou Center. The Center provided an eight-day training for supervisors of the CT Birth to Three program. The purpose of the training was to provide supervisors with strategies to enhance their ability to supervise staff's portfolio work samples and observations leading to a credential, and to assist in continuous improvement of the IFSP and services to families. The topics of training included new visions for early intervention, writing quality IFSPs, natural learning opportunities, transdisciplinary service delivery, effective teaming, and observation and support of staff for credentialing.
- A training course was developed and implemented including follow up activities for CEUs.
- Participants indicated an overall high level of satisfaction with the Institute.
- Participants created a plan of action to implement the recommended practices in their agency and support was provided by the CSPD coordinator to implement the plans.
- The state IFSP manual was revised to include recommended practices discussed during the Institute.