The Department of Children, Youth, and Families 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 (PIE): Leadership and Lifelong Learning.
PIE is a 12-month training program for parents/caregivers with children who have received early intervention services through the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) and primarily for those who are not currently working in the early intervention field. One spot is designated for a parent/caregiver working in the early intervention field. Our goal is to have a racially and geographically diverse group of participants.
Parents/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 presentation
Throughout this training institute, you may have opportunities to participate on SICC standing committees as parent representative openings become available.
Participants will enhance their leadership skills and have the opportunity to practice those skills to be great candidates for school boards and government bodies.
Application deadline: August 4, 2023
Cohort 6 announced: August 11, 2023