Early Childhood Higher-education Options (ECHO) Consortium

The Early Childhood Higher-education Options (ECHO) Consortium collaboratively supports and enhances development and delivery of programs to meet the standards for the Kansas early childhood unified license.

The ECHO Consortium

  • Is a collaborative effort of Early Childhood Faculty to address the new unified early childhood licensure in Kansas.
  • Promotes levels of involvement and participation of individual college/university early childhood preservice education programs for delivery of professional development courses across Kansas colleges/universities.
  • Is meeting the goals of Kansas State Department of Education – Early Childhood Supplement to the State Improvement Grant.
  • Is an effort to address the high demand of educators for young children.
  • Supports the delivery of preservice programs by individual colleges/universities.
  • Provides a forum for collaboratively developing courses to support statewide accessibility.
Principal Investigator: 

David Lindeman
Senior Scientist, Director, Life Span Institute at Parsons, PhD, Department of Special Education George Peabody College for Teachers
620-421-6550 Ext. 1713
University Center on Developmental Disabilities Parsons

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