Personnel Development

photograph of child and program personnel

The Early Childhood Personnel Center funded by OSEP produces Data Reports, Literature Syntheses and Reviews and a database of state personnel standards for all professional disciplines serving children with disabilities age birth to five and their families, among other resources.

Topic Editors: Kathy Whaley, Betsy Ayankoya, and Mary Peters

OSEP Resources

Selected National Centers

National Data

  • State-Level IDEA Data Files present the most recent State-reported personnel data available collected by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs as required under Section 618 of IDEA.
    • Teachers employed (FTE) to work with children, ages 3 through 5, who are receiving special education under IDEA, Part B, by qualification status and state.
    • Paraprofessionals employed (FTE) to work with children, ages 3 through 5, who are receiving special education under IDEA, Part B, by qualification status and state.
    • Personnel employed (FTE) to provide related services to children and students ages 3 through 21 under IDEA, Part B, by certification status and state.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

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