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Early Childhood TA Center

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will continue to support state and local capacity-building to improve and sustain equitable systems that support access by, and full participation of, young children with disabilities across early childhood programs to provide equitable access to effective IDEA services that reflect evidence-based and culturally and linguistically responsive interventions to improve outcomes for each and every child with a disability and their family. The Center will address five key intended outcomes: (1) increased capacity of State and local early childhood systems, (2) increased capacity of State Part C and Section 619 programs to improve and sustain State systems, (3) increased capacity of State C and Section 619 programs to include implementation supports within their State systems to support local programs, (4) increased capacity of States and local early childhood IDEA programs to engage with families and other stakeholders to develop policies and implement practices to address factors that influence disparities in outcomes, and (5) increased knowledge, skills, and competencies of early childhood system administrators, including State Part C and Section 619 administrators, to lead systemic improvement efforts.

 

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Period:  

10/01/2022 to 09/30/2027

Award Amount:  

$4,986,331

Funding Agency:  

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Period:  

10/03/2017 to 12/31/2022

Award Amount:  

$23,000,000

Staff

Christina M. Kasprzak, Principal Investigator
Megan E. Vinh, Co-Principal Investigator
Katy McCullough, Associate Director
Cherie R. Bartell, Applications Analyst
Denise J. Bennett, Technical Assistance Specialist
Deborah A. Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist
Alyson M. Baumgartner, Research Scientist
Laura E. Curtis, Technical Assistance Specialist
Christine Coster Harradine, Technical Assistance Specialist
Allison Gordon, Social Research Assistant
Lindsay Holland, Social Research Assistant
Allison M. Jones, Technical Assistance Specialist
Alexander M. Lazara, Applications Analyst
Anne L. Lucas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sharon L. Lunn, Technical Assistance Specialist
Jacqueline M. Marshall, Data Systems Specialist
Thomas McGhee II, Technical Assistance Specialist
Kellen Reid, Technical Assistance Specialist
Evelyn F. Shaw, Educational Consultant
Christine D. Wagner, Technology Support Analyst
Catasha A. Williams, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sherri Britt Williams, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

Publications and Other Resources

Published: 2021 Type: Technical Assistance Guides
Published: 2018 Type: Assessments and Instruments