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Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of integrated and comprehensive systems of personnel development (CSPD) for the early childhood workforce serving infants and young children with disabilities eligible for Part C and Part B(619) programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Database of State Personnel Standards by State

Click the map to view our national database of personnel standards for all professional disciplines serving children with disabilities from birth to five years and their families.

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Knowledge Generation

ECPC disseminates new evidence based knowledge on topics and emerging issues in early childhood education and intervention through the development of literature syntheses, data analyses, and personnel standards alignments.

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This work has generated 80+ regional & national presentations and the production of 4+ literature syntheses & data reports.

Technical Assistance

The ECPC provides intensive Technical Assistance using evidence-based practices to support States in developing and implementing an early childhood Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD).

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ECPC has assisted 4 states in implementing their CSPDs and is currently providing intensive TA to 8 more.

Leadership Collaboration

The ECPC provides leadership training that integrates personnel, programs, and policies of Part C and B(619) programs into State early childhood initiatives. We offer Integrated Graduate Student participation, Leadership Communities of Practice, and Leadership Institutes.

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ECPC is currently providing leadership training to 13 states as of 2017 and has reached 25 states total since 2013.

ECPC accepted to present at #CEC2018!

CEC 2018 event

The ECPC is traveling to present at the 2018 CEC Special Education Convention & Expo in Tampa, Florida February 7-10, 2018!

CEC 2018 is the largest special education professional development event, featuring over 600 sessions! All the sessions have been specially selected ensuring that they are practical, evidence-based, and cover a range of topics. This year, there are 26 topic areas, meaning there’s something for any and every education professional! CEC is all in for all educators, every child, and no limits.

The ECPC will be presenting on the following topics:

  • 2/8: Building Leadership: Integrating Part C and 619 into State Early Childhood Systems
  • 2/10: Systems Thinking: Developing Comprehensive and Integrated Systems of Personnel Development

ECPC is hosting a Leadership Institute for Service Coordinators!

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The ECPC is excited to welcome the opportunity to host a Leadership Development Institute on early childhood systems for Service Coordinators November 14-16, 2017!

Located at the Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, CT, this Service Coordination Leadership Institute will focus on developing strategies with members of the National Service Coordinator Training Workgroup to prepare, empower and support service coordinators as they carry out service coordination responsibilities outlined in Part C of IDEA.

Interested personnel can contact Sarah Nicols at snichols@illinoistraining.org or Jessica McKenty at jmckenty@uchc.edu.


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The ECPC Leadership Institute focuses on helping Part C and B(619) coordinators to integrate their programs, policies and personnel into state early childhood initiatives.

  • Dates: December 3—6, 2017 (arrival on the evening of December 3rd)
  • Location: Avon Old Farms Hotel - 279 Avon Mountain Rd, Avon, CT
  • Faculty: Dr. Mary Beth Bruder, Dr. Sharon Lynn Kagan, Maureen Greer, & Darla Gundler

Join the 25 states that have already participated! ECPC is providing funding for your Part C & Part B(619) coordinators and one EC partner.

The application and additional information can be found here: www.ecpcta.org/application-form or contact Jessica McKenty at jmckenty@uchc.edu / 860-679-1513.

Strength in Community – ECPC joins the 2017 Annual APPTAC Conference

APPT Annual Conference
The ECPC is traveling to Cincinnati, OH November 17-19th to join APPTAC’s Annual Conference, presenting two sessions on our recent cross-disciplinary personnel competencies alignment work.

APTA's Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC) features the more than 50 educational tracks in 8 pediatric specialty areas focused on pediatric physical therapy. In addition to fabulous programming, APPTAC features an Exhibit Hall, a Practice Fair, Poster Presentations, exercise initiatives, leadership events, and social events. APPTAC is a great chance to network with colleagues across the country and around the world and may be a helpful part of PCS prep.

ECPC will be presenting:
1) 11/18, 9-10:30AM - POSTER: Core Cross Disciplinary Early Childhood Competencies
2) 11/18, 1-2:15PM - PRESENTATION: Core Cross Disciplinary Early Childhood Competencies

See you in Cincinnati!


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