Intensive TA for Implementing, Sustaining & Scaling Up
Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Child Outcomes

RP2: Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices

ECTA Center provides intensive training and technical assistance (T/TA) to a limited number of states on implementing, scaling up, and sustaining evidence-based approaches for improving outcomes for young children with or at risk for delays or disabilities. The model and materials developed through this intensive T/TA are presented on our website to be useful to all states.

This effort in states has been named RP2: Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices. The evidence-based practices that are the focus of our intensive T/TA are those WWW: Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices that are most likely to increase child engagement.

Presentation: Implementing and Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices (February 2016)

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This presentation by Lise Fox for the 2016 OSEP Leadership Conference shares four elements critical to implentation, and is followed by a conversation with Lisa Backer and Michelle Dockter (Minnesota Department of Education), who share their experience with evidence-based implementation and scale-up in their state.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

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  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
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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 H326P170001 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.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile

  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education