eNotesAugust 15, 2022
Updates from the ECTA Center
IDEA Part C Early Intervention Family Survey Data for FFY2020
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds state Part C programs to provide early intervention services to support infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. All states and jurisdictions receiving Part C funding are required to report data annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the U.S. Department of Education on the percentage of families who agreed that early intervention has helped their family know their rights, effectively communicate their child's needs, and help them help their child develop and learn. IDEA Part C Early Intervention Family Survey Data for FFY2020 provides a breakdown of the latest data and 5-year trends.
B-12 and SSIP Modules Released for SPP/APR Basics, What You Need to Know
New modules have been added to the SPP/APR Basics, What You Need to Know training series. These self-directed modules for the Indicator B-12 and State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) provide a basic understanding of the IDEA Part C and Part B, Section 619 SPP/APR indicators and their requirements. Part C and Part B, Section 619 coordinators and their staff are the target audience for the modules. However, a wide range of stakeholders who are interested in learning more about the SPP/APR requirements, including parents, may find the modules useful.
News from the Field
DOE Documents Support Needs of Children with Disabilities
This Dear Colleague Letter on Implementation of IDEA Discipline Provisions issued by the Department of Education addresses disparities in the use of discipline for children with disabilities and the implementation of IDEA’s discipline provisions. Two accompanying guidance documents support state educational agencies’ and local educational agencies' efforts to fulfill their obligations to appropriately meet the needs of children with disabilities.
State of Preschool Yearbook 2021 Appendix
The complete 2021 State of Preschool Yearbook Appendix provides answers to every question in the State of Preschool Yearbook survey from the 64 state-funded preschool programs. Questions include:
- How many state programs dedicated federal COVID-19 relief funding specifically to assist state-funded preschool programs?
- How many states support compensation parity for state preschool teachers?
- How many states provide incentives to recruit and retain preschool teachers?
The Appendix data from multiple years can also be used to answer more complex questions.
CLASP Brief Outlines Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2019
This brief on Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2019 from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) analyzes national and state spending and participation data for Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funded child care for FFY2019. Child care has proven to be a worthwhile investment for children, families, and the country’s future. The federal government provides limited resources for child care through a combination of mandatory funding through the Social Security Act. The report does not reflect the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the child care system, the significant COVID-relief funding for child care in 2020 and 2021 or how states have invested those funds to address child care access, affordability, and quality, as well as increase provider participation.