Category Archives: ECTA Center

Recommendations for Re-Opening Face-to-Face Sessions for Inclusionary Preschools and Early Care Centers

ECTA Center and the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) created a resource to assist classroom practitioners, program directors, and administrators to design inclusive educational environments as early childhood education and early childhood special education programs re-open. Recommendations for Re-Opening Face-to-Face Sessions for Inclusionary Preschools and Early Care Centers

Reaffirming Key Early Childhood Practices During a Pandemic

ECTA Center hosted a series of discussions between Spring-Summer 2020 with teachers, providers, administrators, and families. This resource describes key aspects of appropriate, evidence-based early childhood practices during a pandemic. Presented in four general areas – family-centered service provision, partnering with families, maximizing the use of technology, and effective teaming and collaboration – the strategies […]

COVID-19 Family Resources

ECTA Center, an OSEP-funded early childhood TA center that DaSy collaborates with extensively, is designated as the national hub for COVID-19 information for families. This infographic helps families navigate the ECTA website to find COVID-19 resources and information to support their children’s learning and development. COVID-19 Family Resources

Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely

Determining eligibllity

Included here are guidance, considerations, and resources for state staff and local practitioners who are determining Part C eligibility remotely. As a result of COVID-19, many states are having to determine a child’s eligibility for Part C services remotely using a variety of approaches such as teleconference, videoconference, and sharing information and video synchronously and […]

IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2018

FFY2018 IDEA child outcomes

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds programs providing services designed to assist children with a range of delays and disabilities in achieving individualized developmental and functional goals. The data show that large percentages of children continue to show greater than expected gains, and large percentages of children continue to leave the programs with […]