Tag Archives: COVID-19

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

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 […]

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, access is often limited to only children and staff. As a result, challenges have emerged in determining the best ways to provide practice-based coaching to support practitioners with the implementation of evidence-based practices.

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 teleconferencing. Although there are many advantages to in-person meetings, teleconferencing can be accomplished successfully with careful planning. COS Completion When Teams […]