ECI Stakeholders & Partners

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ECI works with other state agencies and private organizations that provide services for children and families in Texas. ECI builds partnerships with federal, state and local agencies to ensure children and families are connected to the resources and supports they need. For more information, contact Tammy Miller, Lead for Interagency Coordination & Outreach.

ECI Advisory Committee

The Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee, which is required by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, advises the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services on development and implementation of policies that constitute the statewide ECI system. The governor appoints the committee members. For more information, visit the ECI Advisory Committee page.

Educational Services

  • Early Head Start
  • Head Start
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Texas School for the Deaf

Federal Technical Assistance Organizations

  • Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)
  • Early Childhood Technical Assistance center (ECTA)
  • Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA)
  • The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)

Health and Human Services Commission Programs

  • Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program
  • Child Care Licensing
  • Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG)
  • Office of Disability Prevention for Children
  • Texas Family Violence Program
  • Texas Health Steps
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Memorandum of Understandings

Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) define the roles and responsibilities of two state agencies or local programs to complete a specific task or role, usually as defined in legislation or rules. Some of ECI’s MOUs include:

  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services
  • Head Start

Other State Agency Programs

  • Department of Family and Protective Services
    • Child Protective Services (CPS)
    • Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
  • Department of State Health Services
    • Community Health Worker (CHW)
    • Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
  • Texas Workforce Commission
    • Texas Rising Star

Parent Associations

  • Parent Resource Network
  • Texas Hands & Voices
  • Texas Parent to Parent

Professional Organizations

  • Counsel for Exceptional Children
  • Division for Early Childhood
  • First 3 Years
  • Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Texas Pediatric Society
  • Zero to Three

Universities and College Partners

ECI has established letters of collaboration with universities and colleges in Texas to stimulate student interest in entering the field of early childhood intervention. These partnerships are crucial to Texas’ Comprehensive System of Personnel Development that fosters a workforce that is equipped with the needed knowledge, skills and abilities in early intervention. For more information, contact Rachel Phillips.

  • Angelo State University
  • Baylor University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Stephen F. Austin University
  • Texas A&M at San Antonio
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • University of Houston – Victoria
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Texas – Dallas
  • University of Texas – El Paso
  • University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas – Permian Basin
  • Wayland Baptist University – Plainview
  • West Texas A&M University

ECI CDC Tracker App

Do you have questions about how your child under age 3 is growing or developing?

Visit the ECI Program Search page to find the local program in your area or call the HHS Office of the Ombudsman at 877-787-8999, select a language, then select Option 3.