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State CSPD Teams

Acronym List

Commonly Used Acronyms

Integrated TA Tracker Tool

This form is intended to be used in Phase One of the Intensive TA to document all the TA being provided within a state.

CSPD TA Readiness Tool

Memorandum for Intensive TA

This form is a Memorandum of Agreement for Intensive TA with ECPC.

Guide to Intensive TA

This Guide's purpose is to provide an implementation framework manual that describes the processes, procedures, and resources required to successfully implement a state CSPD.

CSPD Strategic Planning Process Guide for States

Thus far, 11 States have completed CSPD strategic planning and have developed individualized vision and mission statements, featured below, which frame their strategic planning objectives.

ECPC Rubric for Evaluating Action Plan

This interactive document is used to evaluate the quality of your action plan.

IHE Faculty / Students

Fiscal Year 2020 Application for New Grants Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Grant Application Package

ECPC Checklist for Application Review Personnel Preparation Interdisciplinary

Use this ECPC checklist to consider the grant elements of your application that will be reviewed and scored.

ECPC Grant Planning Guide Personnel Preparations

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education has announced a new personnel preparation funding opportunity.  Use this ECPC planning guide to prepare your application for the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities:  Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children with Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs (CFDA 84.325K) Focus Area A:  Preparing personnel to serve infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with disabilities who have high intensity needs.  Applications are due May 29, 2020.

ECPC Curriculum Planning Tool

The intended use of the ECPC Curriculum Planning Tool is to provide higher education faculty a tool to develop initial Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) programs and blended Early Childhood Education (ECE) and ECSE programs aligned with personnel preparation standards and recommended practices and to ensure that the standards and recommended practices are embedded within and throughout the curriculum.  The development of the ECPC curriculum planning tool was driven by the CEC Initial Special Education Professional Preparation Standards (2012), the DEC Initial Specialty Set: ECSE/EI knowledge and skill statements, and the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards (2010), aligned with the DEC Recommended Practices (RPs) (2014).  You will find each DEC RP as a separate tab on the tool.

A crosswalk for each Recommended Practice within the Recommended Practices topical areas were developed and are located on the Early Childhood Personnel Center website.  Given the methodological procedure for these crosswalks, not all personnel standard elements are included. The Leadership practices have not yet been included in the crosswalk.

This is a downloadable excel file and should be personalized to meet the needs of your EI/ECSE or blended ECE/ECSE program.  The tabs represent topics in early childhood special education and are not intended to represent single courses within a EI/ECSE program.

Course Enhancement Materials

Course enhancement offerings include e-learning lessons, practice guides, resources, and CONNECT Modules.

ECPC Example Syllabus - Assessment

    This example syllabus provides ideas, resources, activities, readings, and assignments, aligned with personnel preparation standards and recommended practices.  Consider state and university policies and add as appropriate.  This is an example only and is not a complete syllabus.


    Self Assessment Tool for Families: Family Self Assessment

    Self Assessment Tool for Coordinators to measure family/stakeholder engagement: Self Assessment to measure family engagement support

    Acronym List: Acronym List 1.20.2020

    Literature Synthesis & Data Reports

    Data Reports

    Literature Syntheses and Reviews

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