ECI Transition Grant

TEA has created a flowchart for ECI Transition.  Please note the flow chart addresses children who started receiving services from ECI during the time period identified in the first colored row.  It does not address the timeline in which a child was referred to the LEA from ECI. 

The flow chart demonstrates that children who were receiving ECI services 90 days or more prior to their third birthday must have their evaluation complete and IEP implemented by their third birthday, REGARDLESS of when they were referred to the LEA.  The only exception to that is when a delay in parent consent causes a delay.  This is in red on the very bottom of the flow chart.  This information is consistent with the information LEAs have been submitting in TEASE SPP 12 for the past 2 years.

Click  ECI Transition Flowchart to download the chart.

SPP 12 Early Childhood Transition opens in TEASE July 1, 2013.

Register now for Early Child Outcomes (SPP 7) and Alignment Training!

On February 4th, Region 13 will be offering the Spring 2013 Early Childhood Outcomes, SPP 7, training. This state mandated  training is free! All Early Childhood teachers should be trained, as well as all other member of the ECO team.   Register now at

Early Childhood Outcomes SPP 7 (SP1324223)

On February 7th, join us to learn how to access the general education curriculum for your preschoolers receiving special education services. Class fee is $40 and includes an Alignment Book and a full set of Classroom Center posters in either English or Spanish.  Register now at

Early Childhood Outcomes and Prekindergarten Guidelines Alignment: Accessing the Curriculum (SP1324224)

Early Childhood E-Learning Course is now Live!

Designed specifically for Early Childhood Educators!

E-Learning: Using the ECO to PreK Alignment Document to write Appropriate IEPs

Workshop ID:  SU1225026    (see flier)

Cost:  $60.00

Course Information :

  • This fully online and interactive e-learning course offers 5 modules of information and 10 CE credits.
  • This course will provide you with the building blocks of developing an IEP. So, regardless of which electronic IEP system you may use, these core principles and ideas will work across software programs, districts, and even the state you may currently work in.


  • Tour the ECO to PreK Guidelines Document
  • Decoding a Full and Independent Evaluation
  • Writing a solid, data-based PLAAFP
  • Writing appropriate goals connected to the general education curriculum

 For more information please contact:

Maryteresa Tracy 512.919.5181



August update on PPCD Location codes

TEA has created a Frequently Asked Questions document (FAQ) for the PPCD Service Location codes. These location codes need to be corrected and in place for Fall snapshot date.

After viewing the attached forms, please email Brenda Bush at with questions and scenarios for which you need clarification of which code to use. These will be discussed at the first PPCD coordinators meeting Sept 19 and the first Special Education Leadership Network meeting on Sept 20. Please send your questions and scenarios as soon as possible.

PPCD Service Location Code Decision Tree

Final PPCD Service Location Code Descriptions

Looking for Summer PD? Early Childhood Institute meets Beat the Heat 2012

What: Early Childhood Institute Meets Beat the Heat 2012

ESC Region XIII’s Beat the Heat and Early Childhood conferences are combining forces this year to provide a three-day professional development opportunity for educators and parents who work with children with special needs. The specific focus will address the needs of all children ages 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21.

When: July 23, 24, 25   July 23 is a pre-conference day consisting of six day-long sessions to provide an in-depth learning opportunity at a more advanced level.  July 24 and 25 follow the more traditional format of a keynote speaker, Dan Habib, with breakout sessions.  Choose to attend either July 23, July 24 and 25, or all three days!

Where: ESC Region 13

See this flyer for more information, including topics presented on July 23, strands for July 24-25, and costs for attending.

Bloom’s Taxonomy- School Ready Webinar

Please join us on April 11 and May 9.
If you are unable to join us on the dates above, registered participants will have access to an archived recording of the webinar.

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a helpful tool that challenges us to increase the rigor of our instruction,  but it can also be difficult to integrate Bloom’s into our daily instruction. This training aims to make this complex tool more user friendly by providing real life examples through video vignettes.

In Part 1 and Part 2, we will follow a pre-k teacher as she demonstrates each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy using a traditional early childhood theme. You will be asked to reflect on the video examples and apply your learning by planning similar questions and experiences that relate to a different theme.

Because of their complexity, particular attention will be given to the following Bloom’s Taxonomy levels: Analyze, Evaluate, and Create.

For more information and to watch a quick introduction video, click here.