Category Archives: 2020

2018 SPP/APR Indicator Analyses for Part B and Part C

On November 23, 2020, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released its annual report on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please share widely as states are beginning their new SPP/APR submissions. OSEP will host a session in January 2021 to seek feedback on the FFY 2018 […]

National Center on Deaf Blindness (NCDB) Website

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) has launched a new website. It contains extensive information about deaf-blindness and educational practices for children and youth who are deaf-blind, information about and for state deaf-blind projects, and resources for families. Please visit nationaldb.org to learn about deaf-blindness and NCDB. National Center on Deaf-Blindness Website

Creating Effective Partnerships to Improve Early Identification: IDEA Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs and LTSAE Ambassadors

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November 17, 2020 Identifying young children as early as possible requires that partnerships be developed and nurtured with families, communities and programs. During this webinar, the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) will provide an overview of the purposes of Part C early intervention services […]

Preparing for Your Next Virtual Stakeholder Meeting

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November 16, 2020 How do you facilitate data discussions in your virtual stakeholder meetings? Do you use Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Web Ex, or any of the other popular platforms? With so many options available, this webinar will support you to effectively use your technology ecosystem (platform and features) to plan and facilitate your next […]

Opening Plenary: Information and Inquiry in Leadership for Equity: Why Data Systems Matter

This presentation focuses on the role of data systems that align states, districts, and principal preparation programs in supporting school leaders who use information effectively for informed, collaborative decision-making in leadership practice. In particular, practices in leadership for early learning, especially young children with disabilities, are an ongoing challenge for nearly all school leaders. Continuous […]

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

New DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide

This new DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide is to assist your staff in bringing important information about IDEA Part C data requirements into one document, along with links to relevant websites and resources. This resource can be used with by Part C staff who is responsible for the collection, reporting, or analysis of […]