Partnering with UCEDDs and LENDs to Develop a Statewide Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD)

April 1, 2022

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) provides Technical Assistance to facilitate the implementation of Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD) for all disciplines serving infants and young children with disabilities and their families.

CSPD is a framework used to improve the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of the early childhood intervention workforce who provide services and interventions to facilitate the development and learning of infants and young children with disabilities and their families. The CSPD has a prominent history in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the CSPD is a statutory requirement for early intervention programs for infants and toddlers, known as Part C of IDEA.

The CSPD team is comprised of key partners from cross-sector early childhood stakeholders interested in improving outcomes for children and families. The CSPD Leadership team includes the following representatives: State Part C and Part B/619 Coordinators, family leader, higher education faculty, UCEDD or LEND staff, and other early childhood program.

Currently, ECPC is working with 4 states to develop a CSPD and the UCEDD/LEND programs are integral partners. Georgia - Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University, Arizona - Sonoran UCEDD, University of Arizona, Minnesota - Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, and Hawaii - Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii.