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Dr. J. Michael Clyburn named as Director of the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services at the Human Development Institute of the University of Kentucky

Published: August 25, 2016

Dr. J. Michael Clyburn is pleased to accept the position of Director of the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services at the Human Development Institute of the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Clyburn has served for 25 years in various education administration roles, including faculty member, department chair, dean, provost and college president. During his career, he planned and launched preschools in Kentucky and Tennessee. He has also supported professional development opportunities for teachers in Kentucky and surrounding states.  Dr. J. Michael Clyburn named as Director of the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services at the Human Development Institute of the University of KentuckyRead More…



Fall Seminar: Connect the Dots—Addressing Challenging Behaviors while Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Published: August 15, 2016

“Are you overwhelmed and exhausted by the challenging behaviors in your classroom? It’s time to feel prepared and ready to respond! Learning how to ‘Connect the Dots’ will not only reduce challenging behaviors but promote the social and emotional wellness of the children in your care.” – Brooke Gill

Join us in person or online for our Spring Seminar series on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00p ET to learn more about “Connect the Dots: Addressing Challenging Behaviors while Promoting Social and Emotional Development.” Learn more from Brooke Gill, MPA, CDA, the Social and Emotional Consultant for the Department for Public Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, and Caroline Gooden, MS, Associate Director of Early Childhood for the Human Development Institute at the University of KY, at the Human Development Institute Training Room on the UK Coldstream Research Campus. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu.

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Register for our Kentucky Volunteer Advocacy Project Training Today; Newest Fund for Excellence Recipient

Published: August 2, 2016

Walking into an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting can be overwhelming for some parents who are anxious to make sure they set up the best educational experience for their child with a disability and understand their child’s rights. They often need someone who can be the coach in their corner and the advocate who helps them get the services and supports their child needs. Our new Kentucky Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) offers a solution by training families, caregivers, educators and community members to advocate for students with disabilities and make sure their educational needs are being met.

This program is the newest recipient of HDI’s Fund for Excellence and will launch this fall. VAP graduates will receive a certificate of completion and may go on to become paid or volunteer advocates for others, or to use it for the benefit of their own families. Click here for more information and register here.Register for our Kentucky Volunteer Advocacy Project Training Today; Newest Fund for Excellence RecipientRead More…