Family-Centered Early Intervention Practices



This professional development series offers professionals currently working with families the opportunity to learn about family-centered practices, including strategies for strengthening family-professional partnerships and actively engaging families in the EI process.  Furthermore, participants will consider how each family’s unique culture adds to their experiences in EI and learn how cultural reciprocity may support their work with families. 

Outside of the 3 face-to-face sessions, professionals will be asked to read articles, try out self-identified family-centered practices and participate in an online session to reflect on their practices and experiences.

 Series Objectives:

  • Build upon and expand knowledge and implementation of family-centered practices, cultural reciprocity, coaching and maximizing everyday learning opportunities in EI.
  • Practice implementing family-centered, capacity building practices with families and reflect on those experiences as a group in an online platform.

Series Training Sessions:

  • Day 1 - Friday, February 22
  • Day 2 - Friday, March 8
  • Day 3 - Friday, April 5
  • Optional 2-Hour Online Web Reflection - Date/Time to be determined at the end of Day 1

Participants are required to complete all components of this training series in order to receive a total of 17.5 hours of early intervention credit.   Participants who complete the Online Web Reflection in addition to all components of the training will earn 19.5 total hours of EI credit.

Partial Credit will NOT be awarded.

Credit Information

 Level of Learning


EI Principles Addressed

1. Support Families:2. Active Participation:3. Collaborative Relationships:6. Periodic Monitoring:7. Quality Services

EI Credit Awarded

Full participation, including the Optional Online Webinar, is required in order to receive 19.5 hours of early intervention credit as follows:

10.5 hours in the Area of Intervention;

6 hours in the Area of Working With Families; AND

3 hours in the Area of Typical Child Development

Event Details


  • When

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Where

  • Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitor's Bureau
    200 Potomac Blvd
    Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864

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