Birth to 3 Program: Professional Development

The following training resources are available for Birth to 3 Program providers and their personnel.


Evidence-Based Practice - Primary Coach Approach to Teaming

Information and guidance on using the Primary Coach approach to Teaming from the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) Center

Top Ten Misconceptions

Dathan Rush, Associate Director of the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP), and M’Lisa Shelden, Director of the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP), discuss the top 10 misconceptions of providing early intervention Part C services within the context of the family.

Using Coaching Strategies to Engage With Families in an Early Intervention Context

Dathan Rush, the Associate Director of the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP), discusses using coaching strategies to engage with families in an early intervention context.

Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program Primary Coach Approach to Teaming Modules

Community Opportunity Relationships and Enjoyment (CORE) Modules


Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes¹

This video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program. Using the family data collected by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education's Part C/Early Intervention Program as an example, this video highlights how three families who received early intervention benefited from support to their family.

Child Outcomes Step-by-Step²

This short video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR).

¹ Edelman, L. (Producer) (2017). Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes (Video). Published collaboratively by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy); the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA); the Desired Results Access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division; and collaborating partners.

² Edelman, L. (Producer) (2011). Child Outcomes Step-by-Step (Video). Published collaboratively by ResultsMatter, Colorado Department of Education; Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education; and Early Childhood Outcomes Center.

Program Participation System (PPS)

Information about the Program Participation System (PPS) is found here.  You can also use the Birth to 3 Program Participation System (PPS) User Guide, P-02344,(PDF) to help you as you learn PPS.


Access the training environment and practice with the PPS system.

Birth to 3 Program Participation System (PPS) Training Aid: Processing Automated Referrals from eWiSACWIS, P-02528 (PDF)

Security Coordinators

Each Birth to 3 Program and LEA has a designated Security Coordinator. The Security Coordinator is authorized to grant access to people in their organization to PPS. The Program Participation System (PPS) Security Officer (SO) Directions (PDF) over how to obtain a WAMS ID and register to use PPS as the Security Coordinator, as well as how to set up additional users.

Talk, Read, and Sing

The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have created tip sheets for families, caregivers, and early learning educators. The "Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day" resources can help enrich a child's early language experiences by providing research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every day beginning from birth. 


Transition Planning

Consent Form

The Consent for Referral and Exchange of Information with the Local Education Agency, F-21366 is a release form to help Birth to 3 programs inform parents of the types of information they would like to share with the LEA and correctly document in the PPS system. The Parent/Guardian Explanation of B-3 Authorization for Information (PDF) should be shared with families. It gives them information about the form and its uses. The Service Coordinator Guidance (PDF) document gives suggestions on how to describe the form to the family and complete it in PPS.

Child Outcomes Learning Modules

The seven Child Outcomes learning modules provide key information about the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. You will need to register before you begin.

Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices (DEC-RP)

DEC Recommended Practices (RP) products are intended to illustrate the manner in which different RPs can be used by practitioners and parents and to assist professional development and program improvement efforts and highlight practices that have been shown to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them.

Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM)

In these modules you will learn:

  • Key components of an EBP including the various approaches that can be used with learners with ASD.
  • Behaviors and skills that can be addressed using the practice.
  • A step-by-step process for applying the practice.
  • Specific resources that you can download and customize for your own us
Last Revised: October 20, 2021