Tag Archives: System

The Importance of a Strong Infrastructure in Providing Evidence-Based Early Intervention Practices

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Grace Kelly, Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh Many in early intervention (EI) have a deep understanding of service delivery and evidence-based practices but remain unaware of the critical role played by the system in which these services are embedded.  Infrastructure refers to the basic […]

Thinking about Alignment in Early Care and Education: Definitions and Overview

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Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation to the Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium annual meeting provides an overview of some system alignment concepts. It includes a review of multiple perspectives of systems in early childhood; definitions for key terms like integration, coordination, […]

Improving State Child Find Efforts Through Self-Assessment and Planning

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Brenda Wilkins, Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Margaret Gillis, Evelyn Shaw This session will provide an overview of State Child Find efforts and OSEP will share the Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) developed collaboratively with the OSEP Funded Technical Assistance Centers (DaSy and ECTA) […]

What! Me Lead Change?

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Grace Kelley, Ardith Ferguson Leading change requires understanding organizational management, content knowledge, and the ability to keep calm and carry on. In order to achieve the desired improvements, leaders often find themselves assuming many different roles. This poster will inform […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coaching System Change: What? Me!

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Presenters: Grace Kelley (DaSy, ECTA, NCSI) & Kim Hartsell (DaSy) This session discusses what it takes to be a leader in coaching systemic change efforts. Leading systemic change requires systems thinking, organizational management, content knowledge, and the ability to keep calm and carry on. In order to achieve the desired improvements, leaders often find themselves […]

Building System Capacity to Implement Evidence Based Practices

Conference: OSEP Project Directors Date: August 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Megan Vinh This presentation describes a systems framework and self-assessment used to assist EI/ECSE programs in assessing current systems, planning for improvement, and measuring changeover time. State examples illustrate use and increased system capacity. Link to Presentation