Local ProgramsHere at the ECC, we focus on helping our clients achieve their desired outcomes. Our staff has extensive experience working with early childhood administrators, supervisors, and practitioners in school districts and individual programs to produce meaningful and sustainable change. For example, we recently supported select school districts to adopt inclusive practices by assisting them to form implementation teams (district and school level) and providing professional development and coaching to teachers on effective inclusive classroom practices. We are currently providing Practice-Based Coaching (PBC), an evidence-based coaching model, to local early childhood teachers and First Steps providers to increase the quality of instructional and home visiting practices.
If you are interested in changing, improving, or learning more about a set of practices (i.e. curriculum, family engagement, inclusion), our staff can help you in a number of ways. We conduct needs assessments, support data-informed decision-making, identify evidence-based practices, assist with the formation of implementation teams to foster fidelity and sustainability, design and provide effective professional development (including coaching) and evaluate efforts' impact.