On December 6, 2013, The ECTA Center shared the status of a system framework for Part C and Section 619 systems. The framework is being designed to support states in:
Feedback is being collected on two draft components:
(posted December 6, 2013)
Thanks to everyone who provided input on the Draft Recommended Practices. Excitement is building for the final set of Practices, which a parent, home visitor and educator share in the following video:
(posted February 3, 2014)
The ECTA Center has been funded by OSEP to improve state early intervention and ECSE service systems, in part by increasing the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes for young children and their families.
A state application, due May 8, 2014, is available.
Additional information on the application process was made available through a recorded conference call held February 28, 2014.
(posted March 3, 2014)
The ITCA Fiscal Initiative, in partnership with the ECTA Center and the RRCP will be hosting a series of webinars on Part C Finance in 2014 for Part C Coordinators and their fiscal team invitees. The calls are being posted to the ECTA Center website after the events. Content from webinars held to date are available below:
(posted January 29, 2014)
The ECTA Center is excited to announce a new resource for states to understand their child outcomes data. The state child outcomes data quality profiles include an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and data quality criteria including out of range progress categories and missing data. States that register for the webinar will be sent their individualized state child outcomes data quality profiles ahead of the call. On the call we will walk participants through the charts and graphs included in the report and will have TA providers ready to answer specific questions either privately or publicly in a chat room.
Save the Date: September 8 - 10, 2014, New Orleans, LA
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), and the IDEA Data Center (IDC) are working together on our second national meeting on improving IDEA data systems, data quality, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. DaSy will be sponsoring up to four people from each state.
Look for your invitations later this month. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting in September.
(posted February 7, 2014)
It's fall already and we will soon mark a full year of being ECTA Center. Here’s what’s new and what’s coming soon: