State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties
2100 38th Street NW  Canton, OH    44709   ~   330-492-8136  ~  1-800-733-7732   ~   Fax: 330-493-9135







SST9 LiveBinders

SST9 Fiscal Agent

Stark County Educational Service Center Link

Of Special Interest:

PD Calendar
PD Calendar

ODE Tools for Teachers Bulletin
May 2017 Issue

ODE Accountability Resources

ODE Secure Portal User Guide

Parent Family Event Calendar

ODE Policy: Postive Behavior Interventions and Support and Restraint and Seclusion

The Teacher Para Learning Connection Newsletter

Ohio Means Jobs

School Building Icon
Ohio Department of Education Mobile App Link

OCCRRA Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association

OCCRRA Registry

Ohio Department of Education Link

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

ODE Interagency Work Group on Autism

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

EdResources Ohio Link

Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

Ohio Improvement Process

Ohio School for Blind

Ohio School for the Deaf

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education


How to Change Your
STARS and SAFE Account Information

ODE's STARS Online Registration Link

ExtraCredit, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education, offers commentary and insight on a wide range of education issues from department experts and guest bloggers from throughout Ohio’s schools and support organizations

The new Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center were recently launched at OCALI. Please see links below:

The Outreach Center for
Deafness and Blindness

Website: http://

Assistive Technology &
Accessible Educational
Materials Center



Mary Bowe
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Associate Director:

Laurie Langenfeld
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Early Learning and School Readiness

The Early Learning and School Readiness Team provides services to school districts, Head Starts, County Boards of DD, parents, Help Me Grow and other agencies and programs that serve children ages birth through eight, both general and special education.  Services are designed to support successful involvement of high quality practices with local, state, and federal mandates and initiatives.  Services include technical assistance, professional development and consultation around the following areas:

Early Learning and Development Standards

  • Physical Well Being and Motor Development
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Approaches Toward Learning
  • Cognition and General Knowledge
  • Language & Literacy Development

State Assessment

  • Early Learning Assessment (ELA)
  • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)

Itinerant Network

  • Supports itinerant teachers in the use of the Consultative Model

Special Education Compliance

  • Implementation of Ohio’s Operating Standards for Children with Disabilities
  • ETR and IEP Training
  • SPP Indicators 6 (Preschool LRE), 7 (Preschool Child Outcomes), 12 (Early Childhood Transition)

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

Continuous Improvement Efforts

  • Step Up To Quality
  • Ohio Improvement Process


Ohio’s Early Learning & Development Standards (OELDS)

Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRA)

Early Learning Assessment (ELA)

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)

Welcome to Kindergarten - Ohio Department of Education

Step Up To Quality (SUTQ)

Early Childhood Program Timeline & Requirements

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG)

SST9 Professional Development Calendar - (Located on SST9 homepage)

SST9 Early Learning Resources 2015-2016  (LiveBinder)


Early Childhood Team Contact Information

Debbi Bailey
Consultant, Early Learning
330-492-8136 ext. 1448

Leeann Weigman
Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
330-492-8136 ext. 1443

Susan Korey-Hirko
Consultant, Early Learning
330-492-8136 ext. 1405