On December 6, 2013, The ECTA Center shared the status of a system framework for Part C and Section 619 systems. The framework is being designed to support states in:
Feedback is being collected on two draft components:
(posted March 21, 2014)
Thanks to everyone who provided input on the Draft Recommended Practices. Excitement is building for the final set of Practices, which a parent, home visitor and educator share in the following video:
(posted February 3, 2014)
The ECTA Center has been funded by OSEP to improve state early intervention and ECSE service systems, in part by increasing the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes for young children and their families.
A state application, due May 8, 2014, is available.
Additional information on the application process was made available through a recorded conference call held February 28, 2014.
(posted March 3, 2014)
The ITCA Fiscal Initiative, in partnership with the ECTA Center and the RRCP will be hosting a series of webinars on Part C Finance in 2014 for Part C Coordinators and their fiscal team invitees. The calls are being posted to the ECTA Center website after the events. Content from webinars held to date are available below:
(posted January 29, 2014)
ECTA Center mourns our friend, colleague, and mentor Tal Black who died on March 23. He was Associate Director of our former TA projects at FPG Child Development Institute: TADS, NEC*TAS, and NECTAC for 35 years. He provided TA to virtually every state and territory in the nation and was a leader in developing TA strategies to promote improved services and programs for young children with disabilities. He was President of DEC and was awarded the Merle B. Karnes Award. Please see his obituary and memorial plans. For contact information for his family, please email email@example.com.
(posted March 26, 2014)
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! - a National initiative to encourage developmental and behavioral screening for young children on March 27, 2014.
Tools and resources for families and service providers across disciplines, service sectors and programs were developed for the initiative, including a compendium of screening measures.
(posted March 28, 2014)
Save the Date: September 8 - 10, 2014, New Orleans, LA
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), and the IDEA Data Center (IDC) are working together on our second national meeting on improving IDEA data systems, data quality, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. DaSy will be sponsoring up to four people from each state.
Look for your invitations later this month. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting in September.
(posted February 7, 2014)
March 10, 2014:
Enough snow and ice! We welcome spring with these highlights of our work.