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.
Preschool Development Grants Birth-5 Technical Assistance Center [PDG B-5 TA]
The PDG B-5 TA Center delivers technical assistance to support states in building, enhancing, and expanding birth through age 5 mixed delivery systems and high-quality early childhood programs and services.
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.
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations [NCPMI]
The NCPMI provides technical assistance, training materials, data tools, and resources for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs to promote positive social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.
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.