Early ECHO

Early ECHO is a knowledge-sharing, virtual learning community of practice for Part C early interventionists from Mountain West regional states (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota). Early Childhood ECHO increases the capacity of early childhood professionals to identify and implement best practices in areas that include early literacy, transitions, behavior support and identification, and referral detection. Network participants include case managers/family service coordinators, general educators, home daycare providers, paraeducators, related service providers (OTs, PT, SLPs, etc.), school administrators, school directors, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special educators, state agency staff and all others interested in improving outcomes for students in the early childhood setting.

FREE monthly professional development for Early childhood workforce, early childcare providers, early intervention, Early Head Start and Head Start teams, developmental specialists, early childhood special educators, service coordinators, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists.

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Contact Us

Phone: (435) 797-7165
Email: EarlyECHO@usu.edu

Register for Early ECHO 2023 Session Recordings End of Year Report Resources

Session Date Expert Presenter Topic
January 4, 2023 April Litchford Feeding Part 1: Solutions to Picky Eating
February 1, 2023 Pat Boyle Feeding Part 2: Typical Feeding Development Birth to Three
March 1, 2023 Kait Bennington Feeding Part 3: Practical Strategies
April 5, 2023 Kimberly Hirte Feeding Part 4
May 3, 2023 Ashley Stewart Behavior Part 1
June 7, 2023 Ashley Stewart Behavior Part 2
July 5, 2023 TBA Sleep Part 1
August 2, 2023 TBA Sleep Part 2
September 6, 2023 Ashley Stewart Autism Part 1: What Autism Looks Like in Toddler Years
October 4, 2023 Deborah Bilder Autism Part 2: URADD
November 1, 2023 Kirsten Autism Part 3: Physical Activity in Autism
December 6, 2023 Justin Benson Autism Part 4: Communication and Autism

This Cohort, we are going to go in depth on four main topics including: feeding, behavior, sleep, and Autism.

Sessions will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.