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  • Dec. 15: Safeguarding privacy of EC data under IDEA & FERPA

    Join DaSy and privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, December 15 at 3 pm ET for Privacy, please! Safeguarding the privacy of young children with disabilities under IDEA & FERPA. Experts from the U.S. Department of Education will address answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs.

  • Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality FAQs

    OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently released a guidance document, Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions. This document provides responses to frequently asked questions to facilitate and enhance states’ implementation of IDEA privacy and confidentiality provisions and can be used in conjunction with the 2014 side-by-side guide of the IDEA and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Confidentiality Provisions.

  • New! Presentation and recording from Child Outcomes webinar

    Our November 30 webinar, A National Picture: Child Outcomes for FFY 2014-15, has been posted on our Webinars page. View the webinar recording or download the presentation to learn about the national data, as well as State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles.

  • December 13: Family outcomes webinar

    Join ECTA Center for A National Picture of Part C Indicator 4 Family Data to learn about the national FFY 2014-2015 Part C Indicator 4 family data. ECTA staff will look at trends in the data, as well as overviews of states’ methodology and a review of data quality. The webinar will also discuss the family outcomes data quality profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of a state’s data compared to national data. Register on the ECTA Center website.

  • Report: The Integration of Early Childhood Data

    The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) recently released a report that will help states refine their capacity to use existing administrative data from early childhood programs to improve services for young children and families. The report covers key considerations when states integrate data and highlights progress in eight states that are actively developing and using early childhood integrated data systems (ECIDS). The report discusses technical assistance and other resources available to states as they develop their ECIDS.

  • Supporting Young Children with Disabilities

    The Fall 2016 issue of The Future of Children journal focuses on education from prekindergarten to third grade and features an article by DaSy co-Directors Kathy Hebbeler and Donna Spiker. “Supporting Young Children with Disabilities” reviews effective ways to support development and learning among young children with disabilities, including language and social skills interventions, preschool curricula, effective instructional practices, and multi-tiered systems of support.

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