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National Early Childhood Inclusion Indicators Initiative: Partners


Federal Agency

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

  • Julia Martin Eile
  • Tracie Dickson

Federal TA Centers

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Atlas Research PDG Birth-Five Grant TA & Former Preschool Development Grant TA
  • Jim Lesko

Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC)

  • Harriet Dichter

National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL)

  • Jani Kozlowski

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA)

  • Pattie Ryan

National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

  • Catherine Knowles-O'Brien
  • Leslie Maxfield

Department of Education (DOE)

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)

  • Jana Martella
  • Lori Connors-Tadros

Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)

  • Darla Gundler
  • Amy Grattan

Early Childhood TA Center (ECTA)

  • Christina Kasprzak
  • Megan Vinh
  • Kathy Whaley
  • Katy McCullough
  • Debbie Cate
  • Mary Peters
  • Jen Neitzel
  • Allison Jones
  • Penny Dell
  • Toni Miguel

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

  • Barbara Smith
  • Phil Strain
  • Elizabeth Steed
  • Alyssa Rausch

Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

  • Stephanie Moss

Associations and Organizations

BUILD Initiative and QRIS Learning Network

  • Deb Mathias

Child Care Aware of America

  • Krista Scott

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children

  • Peggy Kemp

IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA)

  • Amy Bunnell
  • Jill Singer

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Marica Mitchell
  • Mary Harrill

National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE)

  • Noel Kelty
  • Lauren Zbyszinski

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) 619 Affinity Group

  • Ruth Littlefield
  • Ruth Gallucci

State Representatives

The Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University

  • Shantel Meek

Nevada Department of Education, Office of Special Education

  • Will Jenson

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Head Start Collaboration Office

  • Karen McKnight

North Carolina Early Learning Network (NC-ELN)

  • Sherri Britt Williams

Santa Clara County Office of Education, Inclusion Collaborative

  • Kathy Wahl

University of Maine's Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)

  • Linda Labas

Vermont State Agency of Education

  • Kate Rogers
  • Katie McCarthy