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
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 […]
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
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
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 […]
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 injustice, that are elevating the importance of a deeper understanding of equity and its relation to the ultimate goals of improving outcomes for children and their families.
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.
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 […]
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 Part C leaders with addressing the next 6 months of federal and state data requirements.
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 COVID-19 begins to decline in some areas.