Who We Help

Early Childhood Center Research Associate, Lynne Hall, leads a training at local school corporation.

State Partners

The ECC staff knows early childhood best practice and how government systems operate. We leverage this unique expertise by supporting state government programs to accomplish their objectives. We have successfully partnered with Indiana's Part B (IDOE) and Part C (First Steps) systems and the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning (OECOSL) to implement new practices and evaluate existing ones. For example, we've worked intricately with Indiana's First Steps early intervention program, from the state leadership team to home visitors, to create a statewide continuous quality improvement system.

We've also developed a comprehensive training system that delivers high quality professional development, including coaching, to early intervention providers across the state on evidence-based home-visiting practices. Indiana's OECOSL contracted with us to develop and conduct a full evaluation of the Early Education Matching Grant (EEMG), Indiana's publicly funded preschool pilot for low-income families, including classroom assessments (CLASS), family engagement assessments, child assessments (PPVT and Bracken), family and teacher surveys (PKBS-2), and writing full reports utilizing data visualization technology. If your team has been tasked with a new initiative, wants to implement new practices within an existing system, or is interested in assessing the efficacy of a current project, we can help! We conduct needs assessments, support data-informed decision-making, identify evidence-based practices, assist with forming implementation teams/advisory boards to foster fidelity and sustainability, design and provide effective professional development (including coaching) and evaluate efforts' impact.