Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes
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System Framework Webinar: February 6, 2015

On Friday, February 6, 2015, ECTA staff and state Part C and Section 619 Coordinators will co-present on the components of a high-quality system and how a state can evaluate and plan for improvement using the new System Framework and corresponding self-assessment tool and process.

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(posted January 13, 2015)

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DEC Recommended Practices Webinar: February 11, 2015, 2-3 PM EDT

ECTA faculty involved in supporting local programs in their use of WWW: DEC Recommended Practices will discuss the importance of a program-wide approach, critical components, and the tools and strategies that are used in program-wide implementation.

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(posted January 20, 2015)

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Photograph: An toddler reaches for his shovel in a sandbox. (Photograph by Alex Lazara)

2014-2015 Inclusion Webinar Series

ECTA Center and WWW: ELC TA are partnering to host a series of three webinars that will provide up to date information regarding supports and resources to promote early childhood inclusion.

  • Session 2: State Strategies to Promote Inclusive Practices (February 17, 2015, 3:30-4:30 PM EDT)
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(posted January 15, 2014)

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Addressing Challenging Behavior. April 21-24, 2015

2015 National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior.

WWW: 12th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior. April 21-24, 2015. This conference provides an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence for Infants and Young Children. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops and short tool-kit sessions offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional interventions and implementation science.

(posted January 12, 2015)

Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training

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Find out how several states have used and adapted the Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package developed by the ECTA Center and WRRC to assist in improving providers'/teachers' skills in developing IFSP outcomes or IEP goals and integrating child outcome measurement. (posted July 16, 2014)

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Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Early Childhood National Conference

September 8 - 10, 2014, WWW: DaSy, the ECTA Center, and the WWW: IDC hosted their second national meeting on improving IDEA data systems, data quality, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families in New Orleans, LA

Materials from the conference are available at the conference website.

(posted September 18, 2014)

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Updates from the ECTA Center

Photograph: A preschool-aged girl sits at a table with pencil and paper. (Photograph by Alex Lazara)

November 5, 2014:

Dear Colleagues,

The crisp autumn has arrived and the pace of TA provision and planning has picked up as the leaves are starting to fall!

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Lynne Kahn

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Christina Kasprzak

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Lynne Kahn
Co-Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Betsy Ayankoya
Associate Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hille
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Joan Danaher
Associate Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Christina Kasprzak
Co-Director
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Debbie Cate
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Matt Coy
Social Research Assistant
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Alison Gunn
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathi Gillaspy
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Sue Goode
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Peggy Hensley
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FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Business Services Coordinator
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Applications Programmer
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Joicey Hurth
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Applications Analyst
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Anne Lucas
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Jackie Marshall
Data Systems Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Katy McCullough
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Mary Peters
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Lynda Pletcher
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Sharon Ringwalt
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Evelyn Shaw
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kathy Whaley
TA Specialist
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Allison Jones
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Denise Binder
University of South Florida
 
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Ted Bovey
UC-Denver
 
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Glen Dunlap
University of South Florida
 
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Judy Swett
PACER Center
 
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Kaki Roberts
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Phil Strain
UC-Denver
 
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Barb Jackson
University of Nebraska Medical Center
 
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Carol Trivette
Puckett Institute
 
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Barbara Smith
UC-Denver
 
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Lise Fox
University of South Florida
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Carl J. Dunst
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
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Davon Embler
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
 
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Myrna Veguilla
University of South Florida
 
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Kathleen Hebbeler
SRI International
 
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Robert Kraus
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Laura Curtis
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Sharon Walsh
Walsh Taylor Associates
 
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Cornelia Taylor
SRI International
 
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Lauren Barton
SRI International
 
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Laura Hudson
SRI International
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Melissa Raspa
SRI International
 
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Donna Spiker
SRI International
 
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Abby Winer
SRI International
 
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Megan Vinh
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 
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Christine Wagner
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
 

What We Do

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  • The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.

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The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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