The GU Early Intervention Professional Development Center has several projects that support the work and training of early childhood trainees and professionals in the locally and nationally.
- GU Certificate in Early Intervention
- DC Strong Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
- DC Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting Program
- Projects at Georgetown University
- GU Medical School, Pediatric Clerkship Seminar
- GU Undergraduate, Education Minor
- Early Childhood MH Consultation
- Service Learning
The Certificate in Early Intervention, offered by the Center for Child and Human Development through the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Center for Continuing & Professional Education is an eight-course hybrid program utilizing distance education in combination with short intensive on-campus instruction. The program provides advanced training in comprehensive, evidenced-based early intervention practices to early intervention/early childhood professionals. Click here for more information and registration for the program. Build your professional confidence and credentials with this unique program!
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), each state and jurisdictions' early intervention program must provide a system to recruit, retain, and provide professional development for the service providers in the system.
The District of Columbia's Early Intervention Program, Division of Special Education, in the Office of State Superintendent of Education is responsible for early intervention system in the District of Columbia. The GU Center for Child and Human Development is the contract provider of the CSPD for the District of Columbia, see the CSPD page on this website for more information (HOT LINK DC Strong Start PAGE HERE)
- GU Medical School, Pediatric Clerkship Learning Groups-Faculty from the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development provide a seminar about early childhood development for the third year medical students on their pediatric rotation. The importance of identification and referral to community-based early childhood services and support is emphasized in a case discussion format.
- GU Undergraduate, Minor in Education-
The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation was created through a grant from the Office of Head Start by faculty from the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to enhance the skills of mental health consultants, administrators, staff, training & technical assistance providers and families. The Center translates research in healthy mental development into materials tailored to the needs of each of the target audiences, and makes them available on their website. It features a wide range of materials on effective ways to promote young children's social and emotional development, and reduce challenging behaviors. http://www.ecmhc.org/