for a better future of children and their families.
Introduction to the Toolboxes
The toolboxes are chosen because of their relevance for the Agora project. Underlying these 5 toolboxes is “ Recommended Practices in Early Childhood Intervention, a guidebook for professionals”, the translation of “Práticas Recomendadas em Intervenção Precoce na Infância – Um Guia para Profissionais” from Portugal. It is written by our colleagues in Portugal after concepting, […]
1: Early Childhood Intervention, concepts and underlying vision
1. Early Childhood Intervention and its relevance in promoting development 31 1.1. What is Early Childhood Intervention 1.2. Why it’s important to intervene early? 1.3. ECI objectives and practice 50
2: The process of family centred intervention cycles
Recommended Practices in Early Childhood Intervention 3. The family-centred approach: Guidelines for Early Childhood Intervention 69 3.1. A family-centred approach: What is it? 3.2. A family-centred approach: Why? 3.3. A family-centred approach: What for? 3.4. A family-centred approach: How is implemented? 3.5. In short: […]
3: An integrated ECI system…sectorial and transdisciplinairy
Early Childhood Intervention in Portugal: A continuously evolving process 53 2.1 From the first steps to SNIPI 2.2. The Portuguese legal model of ECI – Decree-law 281/2009 2.3. Some considerations on DL 281/2009 and its future operationalization […]
4: Evaluation of ECI programs and systems.
6. Evaluation of Early Childhood Intervention programmes 241 6.1. Why evaluate ECI programmes? 6.2. What is meant by ECI programmes evaluation? 6.3. Evaluating ECI programs. What for? 6.4. How to evaluate ECI programs? Appendix 2.A […]
5: Professional development and supervision
Opportunities for professional development 7. Training – Building knowledge, competencies and attitudes to intervene better 273 7.1. ECI professional profile, professional development and training? 7.2. Professional development in ECI 7.3. Training components: ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ 8. Supervision — Towards a trusting relationship that promotes development in Early […]