Author Archives: Patti Schank

COS Completion When Teams Can’t Meet In Person

This document is intended to assist teams conducting COS rating determination meetings using telecommunication devices such as phones and/or computers with or without video to have discussions with team members in different locations through teleconferencing. Although there are many advantages to in-person meetings, teleconferencing can be accomplished successfully with careful planning. COS Completion When Teams […]

Data Use for Continuous Quality Improvement: What the Head Start Field Can Learn from Other Disciplines

This report summarizes research on the processes, facilitators, and impediments to data use for continuous quality improvement; develops a conceptual framework representing the elements of data use for continuous quality improvement; provides linkages between the disciplines from which the literature was drawn and the Head Start field; and suggests areas for future research. Data Use […]

2020 State Opportunities

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The OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance (TA) Centers are pleased to announce a variety of new and ongoing opportunities to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5. We hope this information will assist you as you consider which TA opportunities best fit your needs and priorities. 2020 State Opportunities

Information & Resources about COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, the DaSy team is here to support you. DaSy is working to provide technical assistance (TA) and resources to state agencies as you address the impact of COVID-19 on Part C early intervention and Part B preschool special education programs supported through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Key Part C Data Considerations during COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide a preliminary set of data considerations for Part C systems to understand the evolving impact of COVID-19 on services, programs and administrative activities, support decisionmaking, and assist in planning for future needs. The DaSy Center (2020). Key Part C data considerations during COVID-19. SRI International.

Collecting and Tracking Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Data

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May 27, 2020 This webinar features a new ECTA Center webpage on Collecting and Tracking Maintenance of Effort Data designed to assist State Part C Lead Agencies in establishing a process for collecting and tracking the budget and expenditures of State and local public funds each year to determine if MOE is met. Webinar Recording

Taking a Critical Look at Your Child Find Efforts

Author: Margaret Gillis, Kathryn Morrison, & Haidee Bernstein In reviewing the data on the percentage of children birth to 3 years old that my state’s Part C program serves, I noticed that we serve a much lower percentage of children as compared with the national average. I want to understand why my state’s percentage is […]