Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes


We value collaboration and feel that by working with other organizations we can have the greatest impact for young children with disabilities and their families. We work closely with other OSEP-funded TA centers, along with other organizations such as DEC, ITCA, and NASDSE, to provide high-quality products and services to state Part C and Section 619 programs and coordinators.

We also work with organizations, associations, and TA partners in the broader early childhood field to build national awareness around the importance of including Part C and 619 in early childhood initiatives. We facilitate the Early Learning Consortium, a group that leverages resources, knowledge, and experience to impact national issues and challenges related to supporting positive outcomes for all young children.

OSEP-funded Early Childhood TA Centers

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded national TA Centers to respond to requests for technical assistance from state Part C & Part B 619 agencies.

Other Collaborators

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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 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     © 2012-2020 ECTA Center

  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute