The Parent Institute for Engagement: Leadership and Lifelong Learning (PIE: L3)

The Department of Early Learning's Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program, is seeking parents/caregivers from a variety of backgrounds to participate in the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) Parent Institute for Engagement: Leadership and Lifelong Learning.

PIE is a 12 month training program for parents/caregivers with children who have special needs, and who are not currently working in the early intervention field. 
(We are designating one spot for a parent who has worked in the early intervention field for less than 18 months).  

Parent/Caregivers will learn about:

·         Robert’s Rules of Order (a framework commonly used in public meetings)

·         The State Interagency Coordinating Council and its role in advising and assisting ESIT

·         The early intervention system

·         Leadership and advocacy

·         Public speaking and presentations

At the end of the program, parents may choose to become a member of a SICC standing committee.

Parent/caregivers will develop skills to be great candidates for school boards, and government bodies. This is a great practice ground for leadership opportunities. 

* 1. Name (First and Last)

* 2. Mailing Address

* 3. Phone number

* 4. Email Address

* 5. How do you identify?

* 6. What languages do you speak?

* 7. Do you need an interpreter?

* 8. Please list the birth dates of your children.

* 9. Do you have children with special needs?

* 10. Did your children ever receive early intervention services?

* 11. What interests you about being a member of PIE?

* 12. Please tell us if you can participate in the following.

* 13. Are you available May 2-4, 2018 to attend the Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma? (travel and childcare costs covered)

* 14. Do you have any professional early intervention experience?

* 15. The PIE uses webcams during virtual meetings. Are you willing to use a webcam for meetings? (If you need a webcam, one will be provided)