Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes
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DEC RPs: New products are popping up!

DEC RP Practice Guides for Practitioners:

DEC RP Practice Guides for Families:

(updated June 20, 2016)

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2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference - August 15-17, 2016, New Orleans, LA - Sponsored by DaSy, in collaboration with ECTA, IDC and NCSI

2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference

The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference website is now open and taking registrations. Make your arrangements to attend today! (Updated May 23, 2016)

  • Main conference from mid-day Monday, August 15 through mid-day Wednesday, August 17.
  • Pre-conference events on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14 for early childhood constituency groups.
  • Post-conference Wednesday after the conference ends and Thursday, August 18th.
  • WWW: DaSy Center will once again provide funding for Part C and Part B 619 Coordinators and Data Managers.

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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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2016 National Inclusion Webinar Series: Catch up on anything you missed!

Recordings and resources are available from this series' sessions:

(updated May 9, 2016)

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New resources supporting SSIP Phase II

We've updated our entire set of topical SSIP resources!

(Updated March 8, 2016)

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Pay for Success (PFS): An Innovative Funding Structure in Early Childhood

This 2016 national webinar introduces Pay for Success (PFS), an innovative funding model used to address complex social problems. In a typical PFS Financing model, private investors finance the cost of operating a promising or proven social program that has the potential to save the government money in the long term. Over 40 PFS projects are currently being implemented or planned nationwide to address critical needs in the areas of health, justice, labor, and early education.

If you missed this June 8 webinar, a streaming presentation of it is now available. Additional Pay For Success (PFS) resources are available on the WWW: DaSy Center website.

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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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ECTA Center

 

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Who We Are

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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
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Christina Kasprzak
Co-Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Debbie Cate
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Matt Coy
Social Research Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Alison Gunn
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathi Gillaspy
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Sue Goode
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Peggy Hensley
Project Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Megan Vinh
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Cherie Hipps
Applications Programmer
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Joicey Hurth
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Elizabeth Jones
Evaluation Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Alex Lazara
Applications Analyst
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Anne Lucas
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Jackie Marshall
Data Systems Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Katy McCullough
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Mary Peters
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Donna Spiker
SRI International
 
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Sharon Ringwalt
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Evelyn Shaw
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathy Whaley
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Allison Jones
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Denise Binder
University of South Florida
 
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Ted Bovey
UC-Denver
 
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Abby Schachner
SRI International
 
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Judy Swett
PACER Center
 
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Kaki Roberts
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Phil Strain
UC-Denver
 
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Barb Jackson
University of Nebraska Medical Center
 
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Dari Jigjidsuren
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Barbara Smith
UC-Denver
 
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Lise Fox
University of South Florida
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Carl J. Dunst
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
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Davon Embler
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Myrna Veguilla
University of South Florida
 
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Kathleen Hebbeler
SRI International
 
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Grace Kelley
SRI International
 
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Laura Curtis
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Sharon Walsh
Walsh Taylor Associates
 
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Cornelia Taylor
SRI International
 
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Lauren Barton
SRI International
 
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Laura Hudson
SRI International
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Melissa Raspa
RTI 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
  • 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.

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • OSEP's TA&D Network:IDEAs that Work