FREE Pre-Conference Sessions at the SCCEC Conference!

February 29, 2024

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting TWO FREE pre-conference sessions at the 2024 South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC)'s Annual Conference. We will also be presenting a strand of early childhood sessions throughout the conference! 


 **Pre-Conference registration closes at 12:00pm on Monday, 2/26**


Collaborative Services to Support Each and Every Child

Thursday, 2/29


Dr. Alissa Rausch

A key barrier to inclusive opportunities is effective collaborative teaming between general education programs and special education programs. This session will share strategies for working collaboratively to ensure all young children with disabilities have access to and participation in inclusive experiences and positive outcomes. General education providers and assistants, early childhood special educators, related service providers and administrators are invited to this interactive workshop focused on the individual structures and processes in the community that can support children and families to receive services across environments.

**recertification credits available**

Register today! 


Building Capacity to Prevent Challenging Behavior for All Preschoolers

Thursday, 2/29 


Pyramid PIECES

Many young children engage in behaviors that teachers and administrators find challenging. The key to reducing challenging behaviors is using effective prevention strategies consistently in the classroom. This session will help classroom teachers and administrators explore five key practices to improving young children’s behavior from Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC). All children benefit from positive attention and classroom instruction that supports their understanding of schedules, routines, behavior expectations, and social skills from a strengths-based perspective. These behavior supports are the magic wand to improving challenging behaviors in the classroom, while reducing the need for intensive individualized interventions, or using punitive forms of exclusion.  Administrators play a significant role in supporting teachers to effectively use these 5 classroom-wide practices, accomplished by designing training and support for teachers, having age-appropriate de-escalation practices, and ensuring policies and practices limit the use of suspension and expulsion. 

**recertification credits available**

Register now!