Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes
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DEC RPs: a blizzard of new products!

DEC RP Practice Guides for Practitioners:

DEC RP Practice Guides for Families:

(updated January 28, 2015)

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2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference

Part C and Part B 619 Coordinators and Data Managers, mark your calendars to join colleagues from WWW: DaSy, ECTA Center, WWW: IDC, and WWW: NCSI August 15-17, 2016 in New Orleans for the 2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference!

  • The main conference will be held from mid-day Monday, August 15 through mid-day Wednesday, August 17.
  • Pre-conference events will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14 for early childhood constituency groups including Part C (ITCA sponsored), Section 619 Coordinators, and ICC Chairs/Parents.
  • Post-conference events will be held Wednesday after the conference ends and Thursday, August 18th.

DaSy Center will once again provide funding for Part C and Part B 619 Coordinators and Data Managers. We will let you know more information as it becomes available! (November 5, 2015)

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System Framework: Self-Assessment

The Framework Self-Assessment is a companion to the System Framework and the DaSy Data System Framework, developed with extensive input from Part C and Section 619 staff from partner states. The Self-Assessment tool allows states to record the current status of their state system and set priorities for improvement.

Demonstration Webinar (added June 25, 2015)

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Child Outcomes Summary Process module Session 5 is available now!

DaSy and ECTA Center's Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Module has helped hundreds of early intervention providers and preschool special education staff understand the Child Outcomes Summary process. Many states are using the module in their SSIP improvement planning. We're pleased to announce that we've added another informative session!

Session 5: More Information About Determining a Rating describes how to apply the criteria on the 7-point rating scale to the child outcomes decision-making process, including special considerations for children with specific characteristics (e.g., infants born prematurely). You'll learn how to use a decision tree to help distinguish between ratings.

If you've already registered for our Child Outcomes Summary Process module, Session 5 will now appear in your menu. If not, you can register for the module.

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New resources supporting SSIP Phase II

We've updated our entire set of topical SSIP resources! Some new items include:

  • DOC: Sample SSIP Action Plan Template: This sample action plan template provides states with a suggested, but not required, format and examples of potential content to assist them in completing their Phase II SSIP improvement plan and evaluation plan.
  • SSIP Phase II Process Guide: The SSIP Phase II Process Guide describes the steps needed to accomplish the work of the three components of Phase II: 1. Infrastructure Development, 2. Support for EIS Programs and/or EIS Provider Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices, and 3. Evaluation.

(November 3, 2015)

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National Training Institute on Effective Practices. NTI 2016. April 19-22, 2016. www.AddressingChallengingBehavior.org

National Training Institute on Effective Practices: April 19-22, 2016

WWW: The National Training Institute on Effective Practices aims to provide professionals with an in depth, intensive learning experience around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children.

  • April 19-22, 2016
  • Vinoy Renaissance
  • St. Petersburg, FL

(September 2, 2015)

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A message from the ECTA Center's Director

The 2016 OSEP Virtual Leadership Conference: Achieving Results Together is upon us, and we look forward to sharing in the live events of the conference on February 1-3, 2016!

Several presentations from ECTA staff members and our colleagues are already available as part of the Foundational Pre-Work sessions that are already available for registered conference atrendees. Our sessions can be found under the Creating Systems of Effective Personnel Development, Cross-State Learning Opportunities, and Early Childhood sections.

There's still time to register for the conference if you haven't!

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Christine Wagner
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Betsy Ayankoya
Associate Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hille
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Joan Danaher
Associate Director
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Christina Kasprzak
Co-Director
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FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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University of South Florida
 
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UC-Denver
 
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SRI International
 
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PACER Center
 
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Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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UC-Denver
 
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University of Nebraska Medical Center
 
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FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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UC-Denver
 
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University of South Florida
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Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
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Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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University of South Florida
 
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SRI International
 
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SRI International
 
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FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Walsh Taylor Associates
 
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SRI International
 
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SRI International
 
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SRI International
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RTI International
 
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SRI International
 

What We Do

  • Overview to the ECTA Center
  • The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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