Author Archives: Laura Zimmermann

New Child Find Self-Assessment Tool

The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs to identify strategies to promote efficiency in their child find systems, with the goal of ensuring children eligible for services are referred and enrolled. States can use the CFSA as a monitoring tool to ensure they have met the regulatory […]

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Early Childhood Webinar

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As MTSS is being implemented in schools, there is growing interest in implementing MTSS in early childhood programs. Interventions in MTSS are designed to be individualized and responsive to all children’s needs; thus, these models have the potential to promote child outcomes and reduce the prevalence that need special education services in school. Join us […]

Learn the Signs Act Early: Collaboration to Increase Developmental Monitoring and Earlier Identification

Developmental monitoring and developmental screening lead to earlier and more appropriate referrals to the Part C program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” (LTSAE) program aims to increase early identification of children with developmental disabilities by promoting family-engaged developmental monitoring, screening, and acting early on concerns. This webinar […]

Child Find Self-Assessment

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The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs seeking to improve their child find efforts. Developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with support from the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), the CFSA can help […]

Telling Your Data Story with an Infographic Workshop Series

Data Visualization Toolkit: Infographics

This series of virtual workshops will equip participants with resources and tools as well as feedback and support to develop an effective infographic. In the first workshop, facilitators will review best practices, share resources, provide a how-to on using tools, and share exemplar infographics. In the second workshop, participants will share infographics they created after […]

New interactive resources for child outcomes data

This 2019 online interactive resource offers an easy-to-understand video that explains how the child outcomes data that local programs collect are converted to the national data reported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It also includes a set of calculators to help users explore how the data are converted, […]

New Tip Sheet Series

This tip sheet series provides concise guidance for collecting and analyzing high-quality data on the implementation of evidence-based practices. The content was designed for staff of state and local early intervention (IDEA Part C) and preschool programs for children with disabilities (IDEA Part B 619), but it is relevant for anyone evaluating the implementation of […]