Identifying and Supporting Children with Special Needs

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This workshop provides information, strategies and resources that are helpful to assist in the process to identifying and then supporting young children with special needs.  Early educators will learn various ways to meet the needs of their students with diverse learning needs.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency1: Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth and Massachusetts Core Competency 2: Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth.


Early Childhood Educators


2 Training Hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


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    Emily Koester, M.Ed, has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in both schools and the community. As the former CPC Coordinator in Gill-Montague, Emily may be a familiar face for those in Franklin County. With a background in special education, she has taught in an integrated preschool, and also worked as a bi-lingual (Spanish) Early Intervention Developmental Specialist.

For more information, contact:
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568