ECPC/DEC Family Cohort States

ECPC/DEC Family Cohort States
  • Actively engage in early childhood systems conversations
  • Actively engage in building a state comprehensive system of personnel development
  • Actively engage a more effective and sustainable state system that can support a competent early childhood workforce

ECPC/DEC Family Cohort 4

Date Materials Link to Zoom
 ECPC Family Cohort 4 Community of Practice w timelines 2021.2022
9/27/2021 ECPC/DEC Cohort 4 Kick-Off Meeting at Post DEC Conference Link to Zoom Recording 9/27/2021
10/18/2021 Zoom Recording 10/18/2021

Zoom Recording 11/15/2021




Commonly Used Acronyms

Process and Evaluation Tools for Developing an Action Plan

EI/ECSE Standards PowerPoint Presentation presented to Family Cohort

Reimbursement form to be used by state CSPD teams for families

Self-assessment for families to gauge their readiness to participate in an advisory capacity

Who's Who in your State: Tool to assist you to identify EI/ECSE and related resources in your state.

Infographic on Involving Families in the CSPD "The Basics"

Involving Families in State Personnel Development: A Step-by-Step Guide

Self-Assessment to measure our family/stakeholder engagement.

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) collaborated on this joint position statement to acknowledge the importance of early intervention (EI) service coordination and recognize the expertise and needs of the professionals who provide this service.

Tip Sheets for remote visits:

Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships during remote visits

Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer an overview

Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer, tips for families

Spanish Version: Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer an overview

Spanish Version: Receiving Early Intervention Services Through the Phone, Tablet, or Computer, tips for families

COVID-19 Resources for Families

The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to ensuring that infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, and children with disabilities, have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the upcoming school year.


A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families

Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA

Tip sheet: Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships During COVID-19 Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships .pdf

Tips for Families: Receiving Remote EI Services

Tips for Families Flyer: .pdf What is Remote EI?

Consejos para Familias: .pdf What is Remote EI? (Spanish) 

Tips for Families: How to prepare for a Remote EI Visit

Tips for Families: .pdf Preparing for the Visit

Consejos para Familias: .pdf Preparing for the Visit (Spanish)

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource in multiple languages

Center for Parent Center Information and Resources

Multilingual resources for families on COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources

National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management Utah State University

What is Tele-Intervention

Zero to Three

Tips for Families: Coronavirus. Age appropriate responses to common questions

Center for Disease Control

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Protecting Student Privacy

U.S. Department of Education

Student Privacy 101

FERPA and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

FERPA and Virtual Learning

PBS Kids - for Parents

How You and Your Kids can De-Stress During Coronovirus


Helping Children & Families Cope

Sesame Street

Caring for Each Other 

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Tips for Families (Youtube videos)


Blog of resources (daily schedule, activities, talking to kids)


Scholastic Learn at Home

Illinois Early Learning Project

Learning at Home in Trying Times

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) - May Newsletter

Pyramid in the Time of COVID-19


Involving Families in State Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

      A joint presentation: ECPC, ECTA & Parent to Parent-GA at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference, Cleveland, OH

      DEC Recommended Practices logo

      What are the DEC Recommended Practices

      Find out in this quick overview .pdf

      The DEC RPs are also available in Spanish

      Practice Improvement Tools: Using the DEC Recommended Practices