COVID-19 Information and Resources

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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).

We have adopted principles as we continue to focus on the importance of relationships and embody the principles of flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of our clients. Read The Early Childhood TA Response During the COVID-19 Crisis.

If you have TA requests or data-related questions, you can always Contact Us.

  • The U.S. Department of Education also has established a page COVID-19 information.
  • The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has asked the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) to set up an ECTA page about COVID-19 that is updated on a daily basis with the latest information on funding and guidance for all birth-5 early childhood special education programs regarding this national emergency, as well as information on talking to children and families.
    • For specific questions pertaining to IDEA Birth to age 5, contact your ECTA state contact.
    • For specific questions pertaining to Part B K12 of IDEA, contact NCSI.

Additional COVID-19 Related Resources

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 ...

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 ...

FAQ: Regarding the Delivery of IDEA Early Childhood Services During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This resource provides guidance to Part C and Part B 619 coordinators guidance on how to provide IDEA services during the COVID-19 pandemic. FAQs Regarding the Delivery of IDEA Early Childhood Services During the ...

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 ...

Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely

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 ...

Closing Plenary: Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote Equity

Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote Equity We are in a crucial moment when there is a confluence of events, including the COVID pandemic and the social uprisings related to structural racial ...

System Supports for Virtual Coaching

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states continue to provide Part C and 619 services online or via a hybrid model of remote and in-person. For programs that have moved to in-person, ...

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 ...

Part C Data During COVID-19: Navigating the Next Six Months Together

Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, states have many challenges and questions about the collection, reporting, interpretation, and use of their Part C data. In this session, we will focus on supporting ...

The Early Childhood TA Response During the COVID-19 Crisis

We are all working to address the best way to proceed with our work and our personal lives. We have adopted the following principles as we continue to focus on the importance of relationships ...

Putting Pizzazz in Online Meetings: Using Zoom for Data Presentations and Discussions

August 25, 2020 This was the first in a series of DaSy webinars focused on collecting, analyzing, and using data through virtual engagement. Due to COVID-19, the use of Zoom has become commonplace. This ...

Analysis and Examples of State Part C Guidance to Increase In-Person Services

Analysis and Examples of State Part C Guidance to Increase In-Person Services Webinar This webinar will address key features in current publicly available state Part C guidance to increase in-person activities as incidence of ...

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 ...

Responding to COVID-19: Ongoing Considerations for Part C Data Webinar

Disruptions caused by COVID-19 have impacted state IDEA Part C policies, procedures, and practices and continue to require innovative data collection responses and solutions. Responding to COVID-19: Ongoing Considerations for Part C Data Webinar ...

Early Childhood Data: Responding to COVID-19 and Building for the Future

A new report, Early Childhood Data: Responding to COVID-19 and Building for the Future, was released today by the Data Quality Campaign and Foresight Law + Policy ...

COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

A new suite of resources from the U.S. Department of Education includes considerations for school closures, provision of special education services, impacts on assessments/accountability, flexibility on meal provision, and more ...

Information from OSEP about data submissions

States that anticipate experiencing challenges meeting the Part C Child Count and Setting Data Collection or the due date for the resubmission of the November Data Collections (Part C Exiting Collection, Part C Dispute Resolution) should reach out directly to The U.S. Department of Education’s Partner Support Center (PSC).

Toll Free: 877-457-3336
(877-HLP-EDEN)
Fax: 888-329-3336
(888-FAX-EDEN)
Federal Relay Service: 800-877-0996 (Voice/TTY) / federalrelay@sprint.com
E-mail: EDEN_SS@ed.gov