Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Early Intervention Services: Key Principles & Practices

The OSEP TA Community of Practice on Part C Settings: Services in Natural Environments convened a national workgroup that produced several consensus documents on principles and practices validated through research, model demonstration and outreach projects. While "natural environments" is a legal requirement, it is now understood as more than "a place" but best/effective practices based on the literature.

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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