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Learning Communities

ECTA Center supports peer-to-peer learning through learning communities based on cross-state priorities, such as inclusion, measuring outcomes, and procedural safeguards.

Acronym List

Search our list of common acronyms used in the early childhood field and by related organizations.

Contact Lists

See all our contact lists related to Part C and Section 619.

Research and Reference Portal

This early childhood portal provides a variety of primary sources, research and reference materials for individuals at all levels of the system.

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