National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) served as the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs' national resource for states on implementing the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC worked with leadership personnel from all states and other U.S. affiliated jurisdictions to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities and other special needs and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate, and family centered supports and services. The TA Center supported states in long-term systems change efforts. NECTAC provided services such as consultation, webinars, publications, and facilitating interagency collaboration.

FPG Project Staff:
Lynne Kahn, Principal Investigator
Betsy Clifton Ayankoya, Associate Director
Christina M. Kasprzak, Associate Director
Deborah A. Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist
Siobhan E. Colgan, Technical Assistance Specialist
Matthew D. Coy, Research Assistant
Peggy Hensley, Technical Support for TA
Cherie Hipps, Applications Analyst
Elizabeth Anne Jones, Data Analyst
Alexander M. Lazara, Applications Analyst
Anne L. Lucas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Jacqueline M. Marshall, Data Systems Specialist
Katy McCullough, Technical Assistance Specialist
Evelyn F. Shaw, Educational Consultant
Kathy T. Whaley, Technical Assistance Specialist
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Funding Period: 09/28/2001 - 03/27/2007
Award Amount: $18,665,214
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Funding Period: 10/01/2006 - 12/31/2012
Award Amount: $18,074,998