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The Unified Training System established by the First Steps Early Intervention System, within FSSA/Bureau of Child Development in conjunction with the Department of Education/Division of Special Education was created to support:

  • The statewide coordination of training activities related to young children
  •  Greater access to learning opportunities for families and service providers
  • A more balanced and coordinated schedule of training activities in terms of topics, locations, and dates throughout the state available year round
  • Specialized training opportunities that bring together families and professionals from different fields, including early education and child care service providers
  • A hotline to register for UTS-sponsored learning opportunities and to access training resources
  • A Family Involvement Fund to support the participation of family members of young children with special needs at trainings, public forums, and task forces
  • First Steps Newsletters and Online Trainings are available at the Eikids website
  • First Steps Newsletters Archive

Request for Funds (RFF)

The Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Funds (RFF) opportunity to award contract funds for First Steps training AEPS Part 2: Best Practices for Assessment Team Members.

The overall objective of this RFF is to procure agents qualified to support the temporary needs of the First Steps training system, in that they will coordinate and conduct core orientation trainings for newly enrolled Assessment Team members. The expectation will be that respondents will coordinate and facilitate all requirements as set forth within the Scope of Work of the RFF.

All transmittal letter and proposals must be received by the Bureau of Child Development Services no later than July 24, 2015, 5 p.m. EST. Each respondent must submit proposal and all other related documentation as required in the RFF in electronic format to the First Steps Web: FirstStepsWeb@fssa.in.gov.

 

The Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Funds (RFF) opportunity to award contract funds for First Steps training Direct Service Provider (DSP) 102 & 103 and Service Coordination (SC) 102 & 103.

The overall objective of this RFF is to procure agents qualified to support the temporary needs of the First Steps training system, in that they will coordinate and conduct core orientation trainings for newly enrolled Direct Service Providers and Service Coordinators. The expectation will be that respondents will coordinate and facilitate all requirements as set forth within the Scope of Work of the RFF.

All transmittal letter and proposals must be received by the Bureau of Child Development Services no later than July 24, 2015, 5 p.m. EST. Each respondent must submit proposal and all other related documentation as required in the RFF in electronic format to the First Steps Web: FirstStepsWeb@fssa.in.gov.