Related Projects and Organizations

BUILD Initiative. BUILD is an eight-state initiative supported by the Early Childhood Funders' Collaborative that assists participating states in building a coordinated system of programs, policies and services. More

Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR). CIFR provides technical assistance to state educational agencies (SEAs) to help them meet their federal obligation to collect and report special education fiscal data.

Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID). CIID provides technical assistance to states to increase the capacity to report high quality data required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Sections 616 and 618.

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). CPIR serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE). CSCCE is focused on achieving comprehensive public investments which enable and reward the early childhood workforce to deliver high quality care and education for all children by conducting cutting-edge research and proposing policy solutions. More

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO). CEELO's mission is to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. More

Child Trends. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center supported by foundations, government (local, state, and federal) and private sector funders dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the U.S. More

Child Welfare Information Gateway. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice. More

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education data elements to streamline the exchange and comparison of data across institutions and sectors, including early learning data standards. More

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is a professional organization for those working in the field of special and gifted and talented education. More

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Early Childhood Initiatives. CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. More

Data Quality Campaign (DQC). The DQC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, leads a partnership of nearly 100 organizations that supports state policymakers and other key leaders to promote the development and effective use of statewide longitudinal data systems that link early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and workforce data.

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC). The DRC is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). More

Division for Early Childhood (DEC). DEC promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC focuses on many issues including the collection and use of data and early childhood systems.

Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC). The ECDC is funded through the Birth to Five Policy Alliance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation to support state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems to improve the quality of ECE programs and the workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes.

Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS). Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) offers an Early Childhood Integrated Data System Toolkit designed for use by any state regardless of where it is in the process of developing an ECIDS. Our own DaSy Data System Framework was designed to be compatible with the ECIDS Toolkit.

Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO). The ECO Center was a collaborative effort of SRI International, the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, RTI International, and the University of Connecticut. ECO assisted states with the implementation of high-quality outcomes measurement systems for early intervention and preschool special education programs, and provided technical assistance to states on collecting valid and reliable data and using data for program and practice improvement.

Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC). ECPC, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a national resource for professionals serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families to strengthen their skills in order to improve developmental and learning outcomes for very young children with disabilities. More

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). The ECTA Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), builds upon the foundation of several recent OSEP-funded technical assistance centers to improve service systems and assist states in scaling up and sustaining effective services and research-based interventions for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. More

Educational Data Technical Assistance Program (EDTAP). EDTAP, an initiative of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program, includes experts on State data systems whose primary objective is supporting all States in their development and use of SLDSs, including early childhood comprehensive data systems.

Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance (ELC TA). ELC TA provides and facilitates responsive, timely, and high-quality technical assistance that supports state grantees in successful implementation of their projects for the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC, a grant program jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is focused on improving early learning and development programs for young children). More

Infant Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA). ITCA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation to promote mutual assistance, cooperation, and exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C of the IDEA and to provide support to state and territory Part C coordinators. More

IDEA Data Center (IDC) provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, and analyzing high-quality IDEA data.

KIDS Count. Kids Count®, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is a nonprofit membership organization working to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. More

National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE). NAECS-SDE is a national organization for state education agency staff members with major responsibilities in the field of early childhood education. More

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE). NASDSE and its members, the state directors of special education, provide leadership focused on the improvement of educational services and positive outcomes for children and youth with disabilities throughout the United States and outlying areas. More

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities. NCSI provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs in improving educational results and functional outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). NIEER, a non-profit institute at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education, conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. More

Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The U.S. Department of Education established and funded PTAC as a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders – including State education agencies, local education agencies, and institutions of higher education – to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems. PTAC is one component of the Department's comprehensive privacy initiative.

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Technical Assistance Program. The SLDS Technical Assistance Program offers a wide and growing range of support to help state education agencies in the design, development, and use of longitudinal data systems.