Category Archives: DEC2016

Identifying and Addressing Early Childhood Outcomes Data Quality to Accurately Measure Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Cornelia Taylor, Katrina Martin, & Tony Ruggiero This presentation addresses progress states are making toward measuring quality early childhood outcomes data. The presentation describes findings on data quality and teaming from a […]

Resources and Supports Related to Implementing Effective EI/ECSE Systems and Practices

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Mary Beth Bruder, Carolee Eslinger, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debra Jennings, Christina Kasprzak, & Kristin Reedy This presentation shares information about the work of six OSEP-funded national TA Centers and resources that they’ve developed […]

Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh, & Grace Kelley This presentation gives an overview of the ECTA System Framework, including it’s purpose, intended audience, and structure. The System Framework is designed to support state […]

FERPA and IDEA Confidentiality Requirements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Ross Lemke, Sharon Walsh, & Jennifer Tschantz This presentation discusses privacy provisions under IDEA Part C and Part B and FERPA. It covers basics surrounding protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and […]

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kristin Reedy, Virginia Reynolds, Christina Kasprzak, Cornelia Taylor, Lisa Baker, & Maureen Casey This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status regarding the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to […]

Demystifying the “D” Word: Making Data Meaningful for Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Elizabeth Wise This presentation demonstrates the key uses for data in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and shares strategies for helping families feel more comfortable […]

Linking Data to Increase Access to Part C Services for Young Children who have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Lisa Balivet, Kenneth Smith, Christy Scott, Lenita Hartman, Lorendia Schmidt, Haidee Bernstein, Kathleen Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Taletha Derrington The presentation shares information on the data linkages that Alaska and Colorado implemented […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive Program Improvement: New Developments

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Christina Kasprzak & Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation shows the current national outcomes data that all states have reported for children with disabilities 0-5 and describes how states use these data. It also […]

Finance Management 101 for Early Childhood Programs

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Maureen Greer, Jamie Kilpatrick, Katy McCullough, Kellen Reid, & Donna Spiker This poster displays the powerful uses of fiscal data to inform program budget development and management, implementation, and sustainability. Link to […]

The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center)

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Kathleen Hebbeler & Donna Spiker This poster shares information about the DaSy Center, an OSEP-funded national TA center, and gives examples of some of the resources that the center has developed to […]