Why a Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention Curriculum
Although there are programs that offer training in early intervention, most are on-site, degree granting programs housed in schools of education with an emphasis on teacher preparation.
Related service providers are critical team members in early intervention service provision and few receive adequate training in their professional preparation programs to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families, especially those from high risk, under represented communities.
The CPEI curriculum translates evidence-based knowledge and practices creating a comprehensive set of learning activities addressing the principles of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, family centered, early intervention practices in an easily accessible format.
The CPEI curriculum is available via 4 options:
Graduate Certificate Program: Contemporary Practices in Early Childhood Intervention is offered through Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies, Center for Continuing and Professional Development, is a 10 month program of four courses that are completed through on-line education and short term, intensive in-person instruction; a webinar; a capstone project; and a portfolio review. Read More....
Continuing Education Credit:
(1) Completion of the curriculum may be eligible for continuing education credit depending on your professional designation and state licensing requirements. This curriculum qualifies for 10 credit hours or 1 continuing education credits. Upon successful completion of the program you will receive a certificate documenting completion of the program and the hours awarded. CE have been approved for some service providers in the District of Columbia. Read More.....
(2) The District of Columbia and Alaska early intervention service programs have made arrangements for access to the CPEI curriculum for their providers. DC Read More..... AK Read More......
Non-Credit: This option is available for all providers working in pediatric settings as a knowledge base for practice in early childhood. No certificate of completion or credit is given. This option is available for all providers working in pediatric settings. Read More....
Group Training: Arrangements can be made for those interested in establishing training and access for a group of providers or a state wide system. Read More....
Contemporary Practices in Early Intervention for Children Birth through Five: A Distance Learning Curriculum was funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, grant number T02MC09376.
Citation: Long, T & Brady, R. (2012). Contemporary Practices in Early
Intervention for Children Birth through Five: A Distance Learning
Curriculum. Washington: DC: Georgetown University. Available