- Ongoing evaluation of the First Steps Early Intervention System (Indiana's Part C Program under IDEA), including an evaluation of child and family outcomes that are part of the annual report provided by Indiana to the federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education.
Outcomes & State System Improvement Planning
Since 1995, the Early Childhood Center has worked with Indiana's First Steps Early Intervention Program to design and implement a comprehensive training and technical assistance system for early intervention providers serving infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families; and a system of training, information, and support for families receiving early intervention services. This system has been called the Unified Training System, or UTS.
Currently, the Early Childhood Center is contracted by the Indiana First Steps System, Division of Disability & Rehabilitative Services, to provide the following services and resources to First Steps providers and families:
More information concerning each of these efforts, including timelines and resources, can be provided by clicking on each of the links below.
The other current member of the Unified Training System is ProKids. Prokids has responsibility for providing core and topical training to First Steps early intervention providers.