The ECTA Center System Framework is being designed to support states in:
Feedback is being collected on four draft components:
The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children has released the 2014 edition of the DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
The DEC Recommended Practices Commission has completed drafting revisions to the Recommended Practices, securing input on the draft from key constituents (family members, practitioners, administrators, researchers, and higher education faculty) via focus groups and surveys, validating the research base, securing field validation, and finalizing the practices. ECTA Center salutes the hard work of these dedicated volunteer Commissioners and content experts in creating this touchstone resource for the field.
(posted May 2, 2014)
Recently added to the archive:
(posted October 16, 2014)
The ITCA Fiscal Initiative, in partnership with the ECTA Center and the RRCP hosted a series of webinars on Part C Finance in 2014 for Part C Coordinators and their fiscal team invitees. Content from all four webinars are available below:
(posted September 19, 2014)
Find out how several states have used and adapted the Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package developed by the ECTA Center and WRRC to assist in improving providers'/teachers' skills in developing IFSP outcomes or IEP goals and integrating child outcome measurement. (posted July 16, 2014)
September 8 - 10, 2014, DaSy, the ECTA Center, and the IDC hosted their second national meeting on improving IDEA data systems, data quality, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families in New Orleans, LA
Materials from the conference are available at the conference website.
(posted September 18, 2014)
August 1, 2014:
We are often amused when our friends and family assume summer is vacation time since we work in the education field. On the contrary, we seem to be even busier!