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.
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 and Part B 619 agencies.
- The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
- Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)
- National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
- STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMI2E2)
- Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR)
- Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
Early Learning Consortium (ELC)
Facilitating the Early Learning Consortium (ELC) is a critical activity of ECTA and directly relates to its goal to increase national awareness and recognition of how the IDEA Early Childhood Part C and Section 619 Programs can be intentionally included within broader early childhood initiatives and early childhood systems building. The ELC is an early childhood cross-sector group with representation from TA centers funded by Health and Human Services and Education, national organizations, and associations. As a consortium, it has the capacity to leverage resources, share knowledge, and build common experiences to better understand and strategically address national issues and challenges to promote improved outcomes for all young children.
We also work with a variety of 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.