SpecialQuest Accomplishments


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SpecialQuest Accomplishments

  1. 3. … is infusing the SpecialQuest approach and materials into state required early care and education coursework.
  2. 4. … influenced policy for early care and education providers.
  3. 5. … held a webinar for early childhood providers on inclusion.
  4. 7. … has collaborated with colleges and universities to use the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  5. 8. … has hired and trained a cadre of regional Inclusion Coordinators  in the Resource and Referral regions.  
  6. 9. … developed a benefits pamphlet on inclusion to share with child care programs.
  7. 11. … has collaborated so that cross-agency trainings and activities are now taking place across the state.
  8. 12. … is working to embed the SpecialQuest approach and materials in child care training throughout the state.
  9. 13. … ensured that the Head Start Training and Technical Assistance system is using SpecialQuest.
  10. 15. … co-sponsored a 3-day conference with a SpecialQuest track for over 600 participants.
  11. 16. … has three very active communities that are promoting inclusion using the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  12. 17. … sponsored a day-long Early Childhood Inclusion Symposium.
  13. 19. … has supported Child Care Resource and Referral Regional Inclusion Specialists to use the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  14. 20. … invited all SpecialQuest Graduate Programs in the state to attend State Leadership Team meetings.
  15. 21. … frequently presents workshops at statewide early care and education conferences and meetings.
  16. 23. ...is providing follow-up and support to participants of intensive training on inclusion.
  17. 24. … has influenced development of a document regarding specialized services to preschoolers with disabilities on Indian reservations.
  18. 25. … is sharing the SpecialQuest approach and materials at local, state, and national levels.
  19. 27. … is working to embed the SpecialQuest approach and materials in colleges and universities.
  20. 28. … has embedded the SpecialQuest materials in curricula for professional development through the Department of Education.
  21. 29. … has implemented trainings on the SpecialQuest approach and materials across the state.
  22. 31. … conducted three training sessions for early care and education providers throughout the state.
  23. 32. … is developing a system to track the use of the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  24. 33. … conducted training sessions for higher education early care and education faculty.
  25. 35. … planned and implemented an awareness session on SpecialQuest at a state-level conference for early childhood professionals.
  26. 36. ...is supporting early care and education professionals to use the SpecialQuest approach and materials in their work.
  27. 37. … provided a training session for early childhood special education faculty on the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  28. 39. … developed a SpecialQuest brochure to disseminate throughout the state.
  29. 40. … is learning from and replicating the SpecialQuest Graduate Communities’ successes with providing inclusive services.
  30. 41. … is training early care and education providers on inclusion.
  31. 43. … conducted on-site visits with the State Leadership Team Communities.
  32. 44. … facilitated the Community Perceptions of Inclusive Practices process with State Community Teams.
  33. 45. … worked with State Community Teams to develop action plans to sustain inclusion in their communities.
  34. 47. … serve as the link to all SpecialQuest Graduate Communities.
  35. 48. … are making significant progress in implementing inclusive practices in their communities.
  36. 49. … are sharing and utilizing the SpecialQuest approach and materials.
  37. 51. … provided consultation to State Leadership Teams.
  38. 52. … collaboratively conducted 12 training events with State Leadership Teams.
  39. 53. … with SpecialQuest staff, supported Arkansas to design and implement a state-wide, cross-systems professional development for inclusion.
  40. 55. … supported Ambassadors with two retreats and 60+ conference calls.
  41. 56. … supported ten State Leadership Teams with 83 on-site visits.
  42. 57. … are reaching out to individuals with interests in early childhood and inclusion through conference presentations, eNewsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  43. 58. … developed support materials for the SpecialQuest approach.