Early Childhood Systems TA Center

The Center will support Part C/Section 619 Coordinators and staff to implement high-quality EI/ECSE systems and increase implementation of evidence based practices (EBPs) to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. Outcomes are to: (1) increase leadership capacity of state coordinators/staff to implement IDEA programs and collaborate across broader early childhood; (2) increase access to high quality inclusive programs for children with disabilities; (3) build capacity to improve and sustain systems to implement IDEA and deliver high quality services; (4) support implementation of EBPs, and (5) build state capacity to implement Systemic Improvement Plans and improve child outcomes.

FPG Project Staff:
Christina M. Kasprzak, Principal Investigator
Megan E. Vinh, Co-Principal Investigator
Betsy Clifton Ayankoya, Associate Director
Joan C. Danaher, Associate Director
Mary Cain, Public Communications Specialist
Deborah A. Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist
Siobhan E. Colgan, Technical Assistance Specialist
Matthew D. Coy, Social Research Assistant
Sarah Criscuolo, Social Research Assistant
Laura E. Curtis, Project Coordinator
Sonya Detwiler, Information Specialist
Sherry A. Franklin, Technical Assistance Specialist
Peggy Hensley, Technical Support for TA
Cherie Hipps, Applications Analyst
Elizabeth Anne Jones, Data Analyst
Alexander M. Lazara, Applications Analyst
Lisa Levin, Operations Coordinator
Anne L. Lucas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Jacqueline M. Marshall, Data Systems Specialist
Katy McCullough, Technical Assistance Specialist
Allison J. Metz, Senior Research Scientist
Toni Miguel, Graduate Research Assistant
Amy Nicholas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Mary Louise Peters, Technical Assistance Specialist
Kellen Reid, Social Research Specialist
Evelyn F. Shaw, Educational Consultant
Christine D. Wagner, Technology Support Analyst
Kathy T. Whaley, Technical Assistance Specialist
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Funding Period: 10/03/2017 - 12/31/2022
Amount Awarded To Date: $8,500,000
Total Award Amount: $23,000,000