The ECTA Center is developing a system framework for high quality, effective, and efficient Part C and Section 619 programs as one of its initial knowledge development activities over the first two years of its cooperative agreement with OSEP. The work will involve collaboration with national, regional, and state partners. (posted June 17, 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)
Save the Date! June 20th, 3:00 - 4:00 EDT, the Early Childhood Personnel Center will host a webinar to introduce the new TA center's activities and resources, presented by:
(posted June 10, 2013)
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems ( DaSy), along with the Early Childhood Outcomes ( ECO) Center and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, will be hosting a national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in Washington, DC on September 15-17, 2013. (posted May 22, 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.