Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes

Read the latest on COVID-19 and Tele-Intervention and Distance Learning, and review recent webinars on these topics!

Early Childhood IDEA Centers On Call

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 TA Centers focus on distinct but also overlapping areas and are working together to make sure that each state receives the best technical assistance we can provide. This page is meant to help states better understand the content focus of the TA Centers.


Summary of OSEP Technical Assistance Centers Responding to Early Childhood State Requests

Summary of OSEP Technical Assistance Centers Responding to Early Childhood State Requests
Center Program/Age Focus Goal Content Focus
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
  • Part C
  • Part B 619
  • Birth – 5 yrs
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) assists state agencies to enhance, streamline and integrate statewide child level early childhood data systems that include the Early Intervention (Part C) and Preschool Special Education (Section 619) data needed to collect, report, analyze, and use high- quality data required under IDEA. EC data systems, data quality, data linkages, data use
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)
  • Part C
  • Part B 619
  • Birth – 5 yrs
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) assists states to develop and implement comprehensive systems of personnel development and provide training to IDEA Part C and Section 619 administrators, early childhood administrators, IHE faculty, doctoral students and families in leadership and other system improvement areas. EC personnel systems
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
  • Part C
  • Part B 619
  • Birth – 5 yrs
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality state early intervention and EC special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. State systems, implementation of EBPs, and child and family outcomes measurement
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
  • Part C
  • Part B 619
  • Birth – 5 yrs
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations assists states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs to support social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes. Implementation and scale-up of the Pyramid Model