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  • 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

    Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual report on state trends in child well-being is now available. Learn about national trends in economic well-being, education, health, and family & community and examine key indicators broken out by race and hispanic origin. The report also includes state rankings for each indicator. Read or download the 2016 Data Book.

  • June 29 webinar: Framework Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

    Our Framework Self-Assessment tool helps states record the status of their early childhood programs and data systems and set priorities for improvement. Our soon-to-be-released Excel-based Self-Assessment Comparison Tool will provide a mechanism to examine changes over time in the implementation of improvement processes for components of the ECTA and DaSy Frameworks. Register for a webinar on Wednesday, June 29 from 3:00 to 4:00 EDT to learn how to use the Self-Assessment Comparison Tool to measure your state’s improvement efforts.

  • Webinar recording: Pay for Success

    Our June 8 webinar introduced Pay for Success (PFS), an innovative funding model used to address complex social problems. DaSy, ECTA, and OSEP presenters shared information about PFS projects in the U.S. and abroad and launched our Special Collection of PFS resources. The webinar presentation and recording are now available online for Pay for Success (PFS): An Innovative Funding Structure in Early Childhood.

  • Webinar recording: Assessing the Impact of SSIP Infrastructure Improvements

    In case you missed it, the June 6th national webinar hosted by NCSI, ECTA, and DaSy is now available online. Representatives from two state departments of education and two state Part C programs participated in a “virtual state panel” and shared their experiences with implementing infrastructure changes as well as their approaches to assessing the impact of those changes on their SSIP improvement strategies and ultimately, their SIMR. Check out Assessing the Impact of SSIP Infrastructure Improvements.

  • New! Pay for Success (PFS) Resources

    Our newest Special Collection provides selected resources about PFS and Social Impact Bonds (a popular PFS model). PFS is an innovative financing mechanism that harnesses private capital to fund evidence-based prevention-focused programs or social services. Our Special Collection includes information about what PFS is, how to design and evaluate PFS initiatives, examples of current PFS efforts in early childhood, and examples of PFS in the news. Visit our Resources for Pay for Success page to learn more.

  • Registration now open for 2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference!

    Join us August 15-17 in New Orleans, Louisiana for our third collaborative early childhood data conference. The 2016 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference is being sponsored by The DaSy Center, in collaboration with ECTA Center, the IDEA Data Center, and NCSI. This conference is designed for individuals working on early childhood data systems, Part C/619 outcomes, and individuals involved with improving service systems and practices such state TA providers and families. For more information, visit the conference website.

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