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Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center)


The ECTA Center supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

We are a national technical assistance center focused on building state and local system capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. ECTA Center is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).


Assessment Curriculum/Instructional Methods Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention Federal Laws Inclusion Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Infants & Toddlers Parent/Family Preschool Professional Development Professional Resources State/National Organizations