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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Young Children: Driving Change in Early Education

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Young Children

Presented by Dr. Judith Carta, Senior Scientist and Professor, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS; and Dr. Robin Miller Young, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education Program, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing

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Wouldn’t it be great if every child could participate in an early education program with evidence-based instruction, and receive appropriate levels of instructional interventions to achieve the best possible early academic and behavioral outcomes?

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)—a framework grounded in delivering evidence-based instruction of various intensity levels—can ensure that young children learn essential early academic and behavioral skills. In this edWebinar, discover how to successfully use a data-based decision-making process to match children’s needs with universal, strategic, or intensive instruction in a tiered model. Early education experts Judith J. Carta, Ph.D., and Robin Miller Young, Ed.D., NCSP,  introduce MTSS as a system-wide, prevention-oriented framework for delivering efficient services and supports that meet the needs of all young children and their families.

In this recorded session, learn to:

  • Articulate the MTSS framework’s core components that help improve outcomes for children and families and contrast these components with those that typically exist in early learning settings
  • State how to use a data-based decision-making process to identify children who might need more intensive educational interventions and to monitor their progress during intervention
  • Describe a multi-tiered intervention model for early learning programs
  • Advocate for moving to an MTSS framework to drive change in early education across multiple system levels

This recorded edWebinar is ideal for all early childhood professionals. Learn how MTSS can help all young children achieve critical early learning outcomes and get ready for success in school. 

Judith CartaAbout the Presenters 

Dr. Judith Carta is a senior scientist in the Institute for Life Span Studies and Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. She has directed several federally funded research centers and projects focused on developing practices that teachers and parents can use to promote children’s early learning particularly in vulnerable populations. Her key research and policy interests include tiered intervention models for advancing children’s language, early literacy, and social-emotional development, methods for monitoring children’s progress, and community-wide interventions for promoting early learning. She was the co-director of the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. She currently co-directs the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network. She was formerly a preschool teacher of young children with special needs. She and Dr. Robin Miller Young are the co-editors of the recently released Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Driving Change in Early Education by Paul Brookes Publishers.


Dr. Robin Miller Young is an assistant professor of early childhood education at Northern Illinois University, preparing future educators to employ evidence-based practices to meet families’ and children’s needs. Prior to NIU, Dr. Young guided development of MTSS frameworks while serving on leadership teams at a blended/inclusive, award-winning preschool honored for its MTSS literacy-building and social-emotional/PBIS practices. She and Dr. Judith Carta (University of Kansas) have co-edited a book and six videos titled MTSS for Young Children: Driving Change in Early Education (October 2018); Dr. Young also authored chapters on leadership, using implementation science to move programs into MTSS frameworks, and meeting the needs of children with disabilities in an MTSS framework. She is currently examining preparation of school leaders who engage in shared-leadership strategies that move early learning programs into effective and efficient MTSS frameworks; she also provides coaching and consultative support for programs who want to move into MTSS frameworks.




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Thursday, February 7, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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