Category Archives: 2016

Resources and Supports Related to Implementing Effective EI/ECSE Systems and Practices

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Mary Beth Bruder, Carolee Eslinger, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debra Jennings, Christina Kasprzak, & Kristin Reedy This presentation shares information about the work of six OSEP-funded national TA Centers and resources that they’ve developed […]

Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh, & Grace Kelley This presentation gives an overview of the ECTA System Framework, including it’s purpose, intended audience, and structure. The System Framework is designed to support state […]

FERPA and IDEA Confidentiality Requirements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Ross Lemke, Sharon Walsh, & Jennifer Tschantz This presentation discusses privacy provisions under IDEA Part C and Part B and FERPA. It covers basics surrounding protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and […]

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kristin Reedy, Virginia Reynolds, Christina Kasprzak, Cornelia Taylor, Lisa Baker, & Maureen Casey This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status regarding the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to […]

Perspectives on Data Use

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This video collection offers 5 short (2- to 3-minute) videos of key data system stakeholders describing how they use data. View data perspectives from a Part C Coordinator, Early Intervention Ombudsman, Parent, Early Childhood Special Education Supervisor, and Part C Data Manager. These videos were shown during the plenary session at the 2016 Improving Data, […]

Demystifying the “D” Word: Making Data Meaningful for Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Elizabeth Wise This presentation demonstrates the key uses for data in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and shares strategies for helping families feel more comfortable […]

Linking Data to Increase Access to Part C Services for Young Children who have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Lisa Balivet, Kenneth Smith, Christy Scott, Lenita Hartman, Lorendia Schmidt, Haidee Bernstein, Kathleen Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Taletha Derrington The presentation shares information on the data linkages that Alaska and Colorado implemented […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive Program Improvement: New Developments

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Christina Kasprzak & Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation shows the current national outcomes data that all states have reported for children with disabilities 0-5 and describes how states use these data. It also […]

ECTA/DaSy System Framework Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

This webinar introduces the framework self-assessment comparison tool which can be used to compare quality indicators and elements of quality across one or more system components/sub-components over two or three points in time. Presenters share information on using the tool, as well as a live demo. Presented by Robin Nelson (DaSy Center) in June 2016 […]

Finance Management 101 for Early Childhood Programs

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Maureen Greer, Jamie Kilpatrick, Katy McCullough, Kellen Reid, & Donna Spiker This poster displays the powerful uses of fiscal data to inform program budget development and management, implementation, and sustainability. Poster Finance […]