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) 890-5768
Email: EarlyECHO@usu.edu


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 Panel of Family Members Family Experiences Navigating the Autism World
May 3, 2023 Ashley Stuart Behavior Part 1: The ABC's of Behavior
June 7, 2023 Ashley Stuart Behavior Part 2: Preventing Challenging Behavior
July 5, 2023 Kassidy Reinert Sleep Part 1
August 2, 2023 Rachel Gilbert Sleep Part 2: Foundations of Sleep
September 6, 2023 Ashley Stuart Autism Part 1: What Autism Looks Like in Toddler Years
October 4, 2023 Deborah Bilder Autism Part 2: URADD
November 1, 2023 Kirsten Aalberg Autism Part 3: Physical Activity in Autism
December 6, 2023 Justin Benson Autism Part 4: Communication and Autism