- Looking for TA? Make the Right Call
There are four OSEP-funded national technical assistance (TA) centers to help improve the capacity of states to meet IDEA data collection and reporting requirements. The IDEA Data Center recently released an informational flyer, Making the Right Call: Improving State Capacity to Meet the Data Collection and Reporting Requirements, that clarifies the goals and focus areas of these TA centers. For more information on the TA Centers that specifically serve Part C and Part B 619 early childhood programs, view the DaSy Center’s Who are you going to call? flyer.
- Including Young Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Childhood Programs
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services are proposed policy statement on inclusion of young children with disabilities in high-quality inclusive early childhood programs. Comments will be accepted no later than 6:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 22, 2015.
- New Product: Child Outcomes Summary Process Module
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center) are pleased to release the first three sessions of our Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Module. This free online learning module draws from the work of the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center and is designed to help early intervention and preschool special education staff understand the Child Outcomes Summary process.
- OSEP Extends Deadline for Phase II SSIP
On Tuesday, May 12, OSEP notified Part C Coordinators and SEA Directors that the deadline for submission of the Phase II State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) would be extended from February 1, 2016 to April 1, 2016. The change was made to allow states a full year to develop and submit their plans.
- 2015-2016 CEELO Leadership Academy
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) invites applicants to a year-long Leadership Academy to strengthen leadership and management competencies of individuals with responsibilities for early childhood education programs in state departments of education (SEAs), early learning agencies and other state early childhood education agencies. Find detailed information about the Academy, information about the 2014-2015 CEELO Leadership Fellows, and access the application on CEELO’s website. Applications are due June 30, 2015.
- The DaSy Framework for IDEA Data Systems
The DaSy Center worked closely with seven partner states to develop our Data System Framework that identifies the key components and quality indicators of an effective Part C and Section 619 data system. The DaSy framework provides a guiding structure for our TA and is a resource for states to consider and assess key aspects of their data system and plan for coordination across systems.
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