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Whaley, Kathy T.; Cate, Debbie; Dell, Penny; Vinh, Megan; Neitzel, Jen – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2017
This self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the "Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, State Standards, Educational Practices
Cate, D.; Dell, P.; Thompson, V. – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2017
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center created this resource based on the "U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U. S. Department of Education Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs." It is intended as a tool for States to develop policy/guidance in order to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Inclusion, State Policy
Cate, Debbie; Peters, Mary – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2017
This document outlines strategies and guidance on collaborative funding strategies and mechanisms, including braided funding, to create and sustain high-quality inclusive regular early childhood settings that are inclusive of preschool children with disabilities. The use of federal funds is outlined specific to supporting young children with…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Inclusion
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2016
In 2014-2015, children with delays or disabilities who received services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) showed greater than expected developmental progress. Many children exited the program functioning within age expectations, and most made progress. States' Part C and Part B Preschool programs report data annually on three…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
Smith, Barbara J.; Fox, Lise; Dunlap, Glen; Strain, Phil; Trivette, Carol M.; Perez Binder, Denise; Bovey, Ted; McCullough, Katy; Blase, Karen – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2015
This document is a guide for implementing widespread use of evidence-based practices for improving the outcomes for young children with or at-risk for delays or disabilities and their families. The evidence-based practices are selected practices from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices (RPs). The guide is written for…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Young Children, At Risk Students, Developmental Delays
Smith, Barbara J.; Fox, Lise; Dunlap, Glen; Strain, Phil; Trivette, Carol M.; Perez Binder, Denise; Bovey, Ted; McCullough, Katy; Blase, Karen – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2015
The "State Benchmarks of Quality" is used by a collaborative State Leadership Team(SLT) to assess progress and plan future actions so that Recommended Practices (RPs) are available for providers and families statewide. The Benchmarks are grounded in the science of implementation which bridges the gap between an evidence-based practice…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Quality, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
Lucas, Anne; Gillaspy, Kathi; Peters, Mary Louise; Hurth, Joicey – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2014
This training activity was created to support participants' understanding of the criteria needed to develop and write high quality, participation-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The term "functional" is often used to describe what goals ought to be, yet many Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) staff (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Early Childhood Education
Lucas, Anne; Gillaspy, Kathi; Peters, Mary Louise; Hurth, Joicey – Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 2014
This training activity was created to support participants' understanding of the criteria needed to develop and write high quality, participation-based Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes. The term "functional" is often used to describe what outcomes ought to be, yet many providers struggle to define what makes an outcome…
Descriptors: Individualized Family Service Plans, Criteria, Infants, Toddlers
Lazara, A., Ed.; Danaher, J., Ed.; Kraus, R., Ed.; Goode, S., Ed.; Hipps, C., Ed.; Festa, C., Ed. – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2012
This 2012 edition of this publication updates information provided by state coordinators on state policies, programs, and practices under the Preschool Grants Program (Section 619 of Part B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Information includes: (1) program administration; (2) funding; (3) interagency coordination; (4)…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
This paper describes the impetus for creating the Expanding Opportunities Interagency Inclusion Initiative and achievements to date in identifying and implementing effective and efficient inclusion strategies in the participating states. In March 2004, the Child Care Bureau (CCB) (renamed the Office of Child Care) and the Administration on…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Technical Assistance, Child Care
Danaher, Joan – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
The identification of young children in need of special education and related services has been an issue with advocates, service providers, parents, researchers, and policy makers for years. The enactment in 1975 of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P. L. 94-142) required states and jurisdictions to provide special education and…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Disabilities, Young Children, Developmental Delays
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
The Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created in 1986 to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, minimize potential developmental delay, and reduce educational costs to our society by minimizing the need for special education services as…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Toddlers, Infants
Lazara, Alex, Ed.; Danaher, Joan, Ed.; Kraus, Robert, Ed.; Goode, Sue, Ed.; Hipps, Cherie, Ed.; Festa, Cathy, Ed. – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2011
With the passage of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and subsequent amendments, states and jurisdictions have made great strides in the provision of services to young children, ages 3 through 5 years, with disabilities. As of Fall 2009, America's…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Disabilities, Equal Education
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2010
Research has shown that both young children with disabilities and their peers benefit from participating together in quality programs and community activities. However, inclusive opportunities for young children with disabilities are often not systematic, comprehensive or necessarily of high quality. Cross-agency dialogue and commitment among…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Agency Cooperation, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Inclusion
Kasprzak, Christina; Hurth, Joicey; Lucas, Anne; Marshall, Jacqueline; Terrell, Adriane; Jones, Elizabeth – National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), 2010
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) Technical Assistance (TA) Model for Long-Term Systems Change (LTSC) is grounded in conceptual frameworks in the literature on systems change and systems thinking. The NECTAC conceptual framework uses a logic model approach to change developed specifically for states' infant and…
Descriptors: Individualized Family Service Plans, Models, Disabilities, Young Children
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