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Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) built upon the foundation of several OSEP-funded TA centers to improve service systems and assist states in scaling up and sustaining effective services and research-based interventions for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. Building on the success and expertise of NECTAC, TACSEI, CELL, and ECO, the ECTA Centerʼs work scope included:

  • Working with partner states to develop a service system framework for high-quality, effective, and efficient early childhood and early intervention service systems. The components and quality indicators within the service system framework will be defined to support the implementation of effective practices at the local level.
  • Producing guidance materials for state and local programs that identify the essential features and implementation processes critical to implementing, scaling up, and sustaining effective services and interventions.
  • Partnering with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children, to revise the research-based, field-validated DEC Recommended Practices, and producing products to promote the use of the DEC Recommended Practices.
  • Providing three levels of assistance to states and local programs: general/informational technical assistance; specific targeted assistance; and intensive assistance over time to:
    • Strengthen State Part C and Section 619 service systems,
    • Increase the implementation of effective practices,
    • Improve Part C and Section 619 monitoring and accountability,
    • Increase collaboration across early childhood systems,
    • Enhance Child and Family Outcome measurement, and, ultimately
    • Improve results for children and families participating in Part C and Section 619 programs.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Period:  

11/01/2012 to 10/31/2017

Award Amount:  

$22,599,846

Staff

Christina M. Kasprzak, Principal Investigator
Betsy Clifton Ayankoya, Associate Director
Megan E. Vinh, Associate Director
Siobhan E. Colgan, Investigator
Deborah A. Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist
Anne L. Lucas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Katy McCullough, Technical Assistance Specialist
Evelyn F. Shaw, Technical Assistance Specialist
Kathy T. Whaley, Technical Assistance Specialist
Cherie R. Bartell, Applications Analyst
Alexander M. Lazara, Applications Analyst
Elizabeth Anne Jones, Data Analyst
Jacqueline M. Marshall, Data Systems Specialist
Laura E. Curtis, Project Coordinator
Peggy Hensley, Technical Support for TA

Publications and Other Resources

Published: March 2018 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
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Published: 2018 Type: Presentations and Webinars
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Published: 2018 Type: Assessments and Instruments
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Published: September 2017 Type: Presentations and Webinars
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Published: May 2017 Type: Assessments and Instruments
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Published: August 2017 Type: Presentations and Webinars
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Published: 2017 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
Published: 2017 Type: Online Learning
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Published: 2017 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
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Published: September 2016 Type: Other Resources
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Published: September 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: September 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: May 2015 Type: Early Developments
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Published: 2015 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: 2015 Type: Assessments and Instruments
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Published: 2015 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
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Published: September 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: September 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
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Published: July 2014 Type: Online Learning
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Published: December 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
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Published: August 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
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Published: 2014 Type: Assessments and Instruments
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Published: 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
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Published: 2014 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
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Published: 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
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Published: 2014 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
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Published: 2013 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
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Published: 2013 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: August 2012 Type: Other Resources