Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Staff Bio

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Kathy Whaley, MS FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

ECTA Work Teams

Kathy Whaley has over 32 years of experience in the fields of early intervention, early childhood education and early childhood special education as a technical assistance and training specialist, consultant, project coordinator and direct service provider. She co-coordinated the national Expanding Opportunities interagency inclusion initiative with a federal interagency team and national TA partners. She co-coordinated the OSEP national early childhood transition initiative, collaborating with the WWW: National Early Childhood Transition Center, the WWW: RRCP and the WWW: Data Accountability Center, and has provided intensive systems change planning and implementation activities with numerous states to implement effective early childhood transition practices at the state and local level.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

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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