ECPC is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of integrated and comprehensive systems of personnel development (CSPD) for the early childhood workforce providing services to infants and young children and families participating in Part C and Part B(619) programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
What We Do
ECPC generates new knowledge about integrated state-level CSPD for personnel serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities, including literature syntheses, relevant and needed studies, and analyses of existing data.
ECPC is designing and implementing a continuum of technical assistance (TA) strategies that are evidence based, relevant, useful and cost-effective to support states in developing and implementing early childhood CSPD.
Leadership and Coordination
ECPC provides national leadership and coordination relative to early childhood CSPD through extensive participation and collaboration with relevant national membership organizations, technical assistance and information dissemination programs, and administrative entities.