Capturing What Matters in Early Childhood Special Education Program Evaluations
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December 9th, 2021, at 1:00 PM to discuss our approach!
Re-imagining professional learning
Bringing together the best thinking of P-12 education to drive education reform
Engaging adults in high quality instructional practices
Setting the stage for evidence-informed data driven decision making
Leading the strategic planning process
Developing leadership capacity
Building capacity for engaging in evidence informed data driven decision making
Coaching to support program leaders, strengthen teacher practice, and improve outcomes for children
Advancement of Learning for the Enrichment of Lives
Based just outside of Boston, in the hub of research and innovation, Early Childhood Associates, Inc. (ECA) is a nationally recognized social research and consulting firm dedicated to promoting the healthy growth and development of children, and their families as well as the practitioners who support them.
ECA is at the forefront of innovation in research and evaluation, B-3rd grade strategic planning and systems building, workforce development, quality assurance, universal Pre-K initiatives, and supporting accessible and evidence-informed inclusion practices in settings serving young children and their families.
Using the latest research and guidance from the Departments of ED and HHS, and OSEP Child Outcomes; ECA has helped school districts with continued quality improvement efforts for preschool classrooms with emphasis on supporting children with disabilities through enhanced access…
Households of young children with disabilities are not getting the support they need during the COVID-19 epidemic
Over 1.9 million children under age five have a disability, nearly 8% of all children in this age group. According to the national Early Childhood Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development (RAPID) family survey launched by the Center For Translation of...
Evidence-Informed Practice is an approach that argues that policy and practice should be justiﬁed in term of sound evidence about their likely effects. Currently, the term evidence-informed practice is used with two different meanings. One meaning is associated with...
Many children enter the special education system as preschoolers, making it an ideal time to analyze and strengthen early childhood program and services. ECA uses a mixed method data collection process to evaluate current early childhood special education systems and...
Cambridge, MA awarded a contract to Early Childhood Associates and its partner, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) to conduct a study of the existing mixed service delivery system of preschool programs serving children in Cambridge. This study...