On May 15, 2014 New Hampshire was chosen to partner with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center on a two-year project that will focus on Implementing, Sustaining and Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Child Outcomes.
ECTA is funded by the federal Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes for young children and their families.
The purpose of this project is to support New Hampshire’s commitment to ensuring that young children, birth to five receive effective early intervention and early childhood special education services that improve child outcomes. Our work with the ECTA Center will strengthen our capacity to ensure that all practitioners and programs are implementing Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices that promote child engagement in learning opportunities. This effort will include establishing: a state-level, cross-sector, leadership team to guide the initiative; a master cadre of training and technical assistance providers that will build capacity of programs and practitioners; and demonstration and implementation sites.
SEE Change is a task force of Spark NH, an early childhood advisory council created to promote a comprehensive system of early childhood programs and services in New Hampshire.
SEE Change Vision Statement
New Hampshire children, birth through five, who have or are at risk for delays or disabilities, learn and grow as actively engaged members of their families and communities.
SEE Change Mission Statement
To build capacity of those who work with or care for young children with disabilities to implement evidence-based practices that promote child engagement in everyday settings and activities.
Planning Guide to Statewide Implementation, Scale-up, and Sustainability of Recommended Practices – RP2: Reaching Potentials through Recommended Practices (revised February 2015) contains ECTA TA process
documents and the implementation process, structures, and tools for planning and monitoring implementation.
Implementation Site Information
It is anticipated that applications for the next cohort of Implementation Sites will be released Spring 2016. If you’re considering applying to become an implementation site watch this video from the ECTA Center.