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Act Early ECHO

Purpose: Act Early ECHO provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based promising practices about the four phases of early identification: family-engaged developmental monitoring, developmental screening, referrals for needed supports and services, and receipt of needed services.

The Act Early ECHO is targeted to reach early childhood professionals in Ohio, Wyoming, and Virginia to encourage cross-state collaborations and resource sharing.

This network is a collaboration between University of Wyoming Project ECHO, Wyoming Act Early, Massachusetts Act Early, Cincinnati Children's Hospital at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio Act EarlyVCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) School of Education Partnership for People with Disabilities, and Virginia Act Early.

Act Early ECHO Credit Information

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Sessions

Sessions are on Fridays, bi-weekly,
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. MT / 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

Past Sessions:

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The spring 2022 ECHO series has concluded and sessions will resume again in the fall. Please check back for new session information or sign up for the ECHO newsletter to receive updates.

Fall 2022 Session Topics  

Sept. 23: Milestones Updates

Oct. 7: Speech and Language Skills

Oct. 21: Gross Motor Skills 

Nov. 4: Social Emotional Learning and Infant Mental Health


Join the ECHO Community

» ECHO Participant Guide: Are you new to the ECHO community? Review the ECHO Participant guide to learn more about joining and participating in an ECHO session. Learn more about the ECHO model.

» Present a Challenge or Opportunity: Community presentations are a key component in the Project ECHO model and critically important for knowledge building and sharing. Submit your challenge or opportunity and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with colleagues and other professionals within the network. 

» Credit Information: Visit the Act Early ECHO credit information page to learn about earning: PTSB credit, STARS credit, UW graduate credit (Wyoming participants); Step Up to Quality credit, DODD credits and CEUs (Ohio participants); Certificates of attendance (all participants)

» Past Session Materials: Access past session materials and professional development recordings.

» ECHO Updates: Sign up for University of Wyoming weekly ECHO newsletter to receive upcoming session information and updates.


Learn the Signs. Act Early.

From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Track a child’s development and act early if you have a concern.

More information and resources related to developmental milestones are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


For more information about Act Early ECHO please contact:

Wendy Warren, Program Manager - (307) 314-4464


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