Capturing What Matters in Early Childhood Special Education Program Evaluations
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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…
Program Performance Evaluations (PPE) are foundational to the development and implementation of Birth to Five Strategic (PDGB-5) planning efforts. The intention is to use PPE to support implementation of PDG B-5 strategic plans and data-based decision-making while...
The COVID 19 Pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of programs and services for all children, especially children with disabilities. Moreover, it has impacted our ability to thoroughly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs in meeting children’s...
What are the characteristics of great leadership in early education and care? At the Early Childhood Strategic Leadership Institute on June 14th sponsored by ECA and Wellesley College, we explored that question. Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President led the closing panel where...
This post was originally written by David Jacobson for his blog The Birth Through Third Grade Learning Hub. Thanks, David! Linda Warren and I did a joint presentation on Birth Through Third Grade Alignment in Massachusetts at the NAEYC Professional Development...