On Friday, February 6, 2015, ECTA staff and state Part C and Section 619 Coordinators co-presented on the components of a high-quality system and how a state can evaluate and plan for improvement using the new System Framework and corresponding self-assessment tool and process.
If you missed the event, a recording of it is available:
(February 16, 2015)
ECTA faculty involved in supporting local programs in their use of DEC Recommended Practices will discuss the importance of a program-wide approach, critical components, and the tools and strategies that are used in program-wide implementation.
(January 20, 2015)
(January 15, 2014)
We are delighted to announce that Christina Kasprzak has been appointed Director of the ECTA Center. Christina brings considerable experience and expertise to this role, given her previous administrative role as co-director of ECTA Center. We are very fortunate that she has agreed to accept the position of Director of ECTA Center and we wish her well with these expanded responsibilities. (April 8, 2015)
ECTA Center has collected a set of resources for the IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP occurring Spring 2015. It is available for download below as a .ZIP package or as individual file downloads. The package contains Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and URL files. (April 24, 2015)
Our new SSIP topical page highlights information and relevant links from OSEP about the SSIP Phase I process, SSIP-related webinars from ECTA Center and our partners, and information on joining Communities of Practice focusing on this important work.
The page also includes a new Quick Reference Guide: Working with Stakeholders to Identify Potential Improvement Strategies (Including the SSIP).
(February 4, 2014)
Thank you, Lynne!
Lynne Kahn, Co-Director of ECTA Center since 2012, has retired as of the end of February. We are very grateful for her leadership in a time of transition and in seeing us through to new endeavors.
Lynne has served as Director of NECTAC 2007-2012, and Director of TA for the Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO). Her many years of experience prior to those roles in leading the TA centers' evaluation efforts and designing the approach to state systems TA were the foundation for our current work in developing a system framework, implementing evidence based practices, and improving data and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. She has promoted collaboration across TA centers to benefit the programs we serve directly as well as other early childhood programs that interface with early intervention and early childhood special education.
While she leaves us in good stead, we will miss her presence every day and are happy she will remain close by.