View our brief overview videos that cover the five year work scope and activities of the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). (posted April 25, 2013)
In 2012, DEC created a Recommended Practices Commission who was tasked with updating and revising the Recommended Practices. In addition, the Commission was asked to develop an process by which the Recommended Practices will continue to be updated. A new website the ECTA Center is facilitating at http://www.decrecpractices.org is a platform to share information related to the revisions of the practices, gather stakeholder input, and engage DEC members and key leaders in the field. (posted April 5, 2013)
The WA Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program contracted with FPG Child Development Institute to develop several resources and have graciously agreed to share them with other states via the ECTA Center website. (posted July 20, 2012)
Register now for the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, May 13-15, 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC, and for any of the three concurrent pre-institute workshops on Monday, May 13th from 9:00 to noon:
(posted April 5, 2013)
NECTAC, ECO and WRRC have released a Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package. A streaming overview presentation is available to introduce you to the features and uses of this product. (posted October 11, 2012)
As an early spring progress report, I want to share with you that ECTA Center is refining its work plans across our work teams and we are convening an all staff retreat to further our cross-team planning. As you know, ECTA Center is comprised of several recent OSEP-funded TA centers (NECTAC, CELL, TACSEI) and ECO which will be folded into the workscope of ECTA Center in year 2. We have been engaging various constituencies such as family organizations, Part C Coordinators, Section 619 Coordinators, and DEC Recommended Practice Commissioners to get their input into our plans. We will be sharing more about those plans here in the very near future.