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Q. Where did these outcome statements come from?
A. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funded the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center to build consensus around a set of child and family outcomes. Between fall 2003 and spring 2005, ECO convened numerous stakeholder groups to gather input on what the outcomes should be and to review and comment on initial drafts of the outcomes. A draft set of outcomes was posted on the ECO website in December 2004 and January 2005. Based on the input received, ECO recommended a set of child and family outcomes to OSEP in February 2005. The child outcomes required by OSEP are similar to those recommended by the stakeholders. However, the OSEP-required family data are somewhat different from the ECO-recommendations. (Read more under the following questions: What are the family data that states need to report to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)? and What family outcomes did the ECO Center recommend that OSEP adopt?).
Family and Child Ouitcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education