Who's a Big Kid Now Webinar Series

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Who's a Big Kid Now Webinar Series

Making the Jump from First Steps to Pre-Schooler

By Missouri Parents Act (MPACT)

When and where

Date and time

June 5 · 9:30am - June 8 · 11am PDT



About this event

  • 3 days 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for presentations from MPACT and Missouri's Parent Education Program that will prepare you for your child's transition from First Steps to early childhood. Trainings will take place daily June 5th thru June 8th 11:30am-1:00pm.

6/5/2023- Understanding the IFSP Process-This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and how to be an effective team member. Participants will hear from Missouri's Parent Education Program and learn how they can support your child's learning and development.

6/6/2023 Steps to Success: Making the Jump from Toddler to Preschool (IDEA Part C to Part B)- This webinar is designed to help parents of young children make the jump from toddler (Part C of IDEA) to Pre-schooler (Part B of IDEA). Learn when the transition process should begin, what the difference in services will be, and how Missouri's Parent Education Program can support families through the transition process.

6/7/2023 Understanding the Evaluation Process- The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan, or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process, and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

6/8/2023 Understanding the IEP Process-Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. The webinar offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, and how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will better understand their role as equal participants in the IEP process.

About the organizer

Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) is a non-profit that serves children with disabilities, their families, and communities throughout the state. MPACT has served as Missouri’s federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center since 1988.  MPACT also works in collaboration with, and receives funding from, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

MPACT is committed to excellence as we provide FREE services and assistance to parents, families, and youth. Our mission is to empower families to advocate for themselves so that children with special educational needs can reach their full potential in education and life - through support, training, and education. MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal.