Technical Assistance Centers
Through the Comprehensive Centers Program, IDEA—Technical Assistance, and other national activities ED has invested in technical assistance to strengthen the quality and availability of early learning programs, below are a few of our key early learning technical assistance centers.
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance [ELC TA]
The Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance (ELC TA) Program mission is to provide and facilitate responsive, timely, and high-quality TA to support the successful implementation of RTT-ELC grantee state projects, and provide cross-sector early learning resources to all states and territories.
Preschool Development Grants Technical Assistance [PDG TA]
PDG TA supports state efforts to create or expand high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities; Implement state-level infrastructure and quality improvements; collaborate with selected programs and ensure strong partnerships between school districts and other early learning providers; align preschool programs within a birth-through-third-grade continuum of services; and create sustainable programs by coordinating existing early learning funds.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center [ECTA]
The ECTA Center is focused on assisting states to improve service systems for young children with disabilities and in scaling up and sustaining effective services and research-based interventions for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems [DaSy]
The DaSy Center is a national technical assistance center that works with states to support IDEA early intervention and early childhood special education state programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems.
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes [CEELO]
CEELO's mission is to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. CEELO will work in partnership with SEAs, state and local early childhood leaders, and other federal and national TA providers to promote innovation and accountability.
Early Childhood Personnel Center [ECPC]
ECPC is a national resource for professionals serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families to strengthen their skills in order to improve developmental and learning outcomes for very young children with disabilities. The center focuses on developing comprehensive components of personnel development for those serving children under age 5.
The purpose of this program are to help address state identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, early intervention, related services and regular education to work with children including infants and toddlers with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Administration on Children and Families (ACF) has funded a new cross-sector Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System.