Early Childhood Comprehensive System Evaluation and Planning Forum

Community Services: Technical Assistance Guam Launch

Participants of the Early Childhood Comprehensive System Evaluation & Planning Forum posed for a photo at the end of the day. The forum was held on May 19, 2017 at the Dusit Thani Resort Guam.
Vera Blaz, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate, facilitates group discussion with the Early Learning Workgroup. Pictured (L-R) Cindy Respicio, Head Start; Leonel Arcangel, DPHSS; Gerry Huffer & Jenny Huffer, Adventures in Learning; and Vera Blaz, Guam CEDDERS.
Participants enjoyed the energizer activity “Peel the Banana” which was led by Jenika Ballesta & Vera Blaz during the Early Childhood Comprehensive System Evaluation & Planning Forum.
Bonnie Brandt, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate, gives a thumbs up during her data presentation at the Early Childhood Comprehensive System Evaluation & Planning Forum on May 19, 2017.

Early Intervention Receives SSIP Support

Guam Department of Education Guam Early Intervention System
Participants listen to consultant on screen.
Guam Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)/Guam Early Intervention System (GEIS) State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) work session, at the Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) conference room, on October 30. The work session took place via video teleconference with consultants from the Center for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Early Childhood Data Systems also known as DaSy and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) to provide technical assistance to GEIS, on their SSIP. Present: GEIS Staff, ICC Members, on screen – Taletha Derrington from DaSy, ECTA consultants Evelyn Shaw & Anne Lucas via telephone conference call.  Guam CEDDERS provides various supports to their partnering agencies, including video conferencing capabilities using a state of the art high definition Polycom video teleconference system.

Pyramid Model Implementation Training Continues on Guam

Bureau of Social Services Administration Department of Public Health & Social Services Early Childhood
Dr. Corso stands with hand in air addressing crowd.
Dr. Robert Corso, consultant from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), talks about intervention at the top of the pyramid during training with early childhood service providers on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation October 20-22.
Service providers engaged in discussion around table.
Service providers from the Department of Public Health and Social Services, Bureau of Social Services Administration discuss their action plan for implementing the Pyramid Model in their agency.

Service Providers Complete Early Childhood Diagnostic Toolkit Training

Early Childhood Project Kariñu
Dr. Bellis addressing a large lecture room.
Dr. Kirk Bellis addresses participants during the Early Childhood Mental Health: Diagnostic Frameworks for Clinician’s Tool Kit training on October 3 at the University of Guam.
Group photo of training participants.
Early childhood service providers from various Government of Guam and Federal Government agencies as well as private and non-profit entities completed a 2-day training on Early Childhood Mental Health: Diagnostic Frameworks for Clinician’s Tool Kit on October 2 & 3. The training was facilitated by Dr. Lilli Perez from Project Kariñu in collaboration with Guam CEDDERS.