Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

OSEP-Funded Early Childhood Projects

Topic Editor: Sue Goode

WWW: Part D of the IDEA authorizes a variety of activities to help states and local communities facilitate systemic change toward improvement and positive results for children, youth and families, from birth through 21. For information about all OSEP-funded projects, search the WWW: Office of Special Education Program's Discretionary Grants Public Database. With the formation of the WWW: Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in 2002, research projects with an early childhood focus are also funded under the IES' WWW: National Center for Special Education Research. For information about these projects, search WWW: IES-funded Research Grants and Contracts. For example, see the Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education Program research projects.

Grantee Resources

WWW: OSEP Project Directors' Conference Web Site

Each year the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) hosts a conference for Directors of Personnel Preparation Projects, State Personnel Development Grant Projects, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Projects, Educational Technology, Media and Materials Projects, General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) Projects and Parent Programs. This website contains WWW: archives of previous conference materials and provides announcements about future conferences.

IDEAS That Work: Office of Special Education Programs Logo

OSEP Logo for Funded Projects

OSEP encourages grantees to identify their project-developed resources and products with the IDEAs that Work logo. Various file formats are available at OSEP Logo Files for Download.

Funding for OSEP Discretionary Grants

WWW: OSEP-Administered Grants

OSEP's Web page for information on applications for their latest grants including the following links:

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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.

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • OSEP's TA&D Network:IDEAs that Work