Category Archives: ECTA Center

Using Child Outcomes to Shift the Focus from Problems to Possibilities

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Naomi Younggren, TA Consultant, ECTA Center; Lauren Barton, TA Consultant, DaSy Center/ECTA Center Join us to explore how using the three child outcomes can change meaningful conversations about children, from domain-based delays to functional possibilities. With insight from parents and practitioners, we’ll examine […]

Step Up to Lead for Equity: Using Child Outcomes Data to Promote Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Director, ECTA Center; Kathleen Hebbeler, Sr. Principal Education Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center; Vinetta Freeman, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education; Marjorie Thompson Isn’t it time we all stepped up to lead for equity? Strategic use of data is one […]

Where are Our Children? Using Integrated Data to Inform Critical Questions

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Debbie Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist, ECTA Center/DaSy Center; Bill Huennekens; Fred Edora, Technical Assistance Provider, DaSy/AEM Examining IDEA environments data and data on family chosen care provides insight into settings for young children with disabilities. Integrating data to answer critical questions underscores relationships […]

DEC Position Statement on LBW and Prematurity and State Part C Eligibility

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 37th Annual Conference Date: September 2021 Presenters: Kathryn Morrison, Senior Education Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center; Evelyn Shaw, Educational Consultant, ECTA Center; Donna Spiker, Senior Early Childhood Researcher, SRI International, DaSy Center The DEC Position Statement on low birth weight (LBW) and prematurity summarized developmental outcomes of these infants and […]

Finance Glossary

This glossary contains terms relevant to finance for IDEA Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs. The terms include reference to IDEA and other related federal fiscal requirements as well as those specific to billing public and private insurance for IDEA services. Finance Glossary

IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2019

Between FFY2018 and 2019 there were declines in the percentage of children making gains (Summary Statement 1) and those reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in Part C and the percentage of children reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in Preschool Part B. The percentage of children making gains (Summary Statement 1) in Part B Preschool held relatively steady from FFY2018 to FFY 2019. Reasons states have provided for declines in state performance include: changes to state data collection methods, data quality issues, and potential impacts of COVID-19. Further analyses are needed to understand this trend.

Breadth of the Three Child Outcomes

The three child outcomes, measured by early intervention and early childhood special education systems, encompass functional skills and behaviors that are meaningful for a child’s participation in everyday routines. They cut across developmental domains to represent the integrated nature of how children develop, learn, and thrive. The breadth of these outcomes provides a framework for […]