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Supporting Children By Improving Family Outcomes

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All programs that serve young children and their families can improve outcomes for children by making a difference for their families. This video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program. Using the family data collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of […]

Supporting Improvement of Local Child Outcomes Measurement Systems

This webinar introduces a new resource, the Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS). The L-COMS can support local programs, such as Early Intervention programs or school districts, in examining and improving their systems for collecting, analyzing and using child outcomes data. This self-assessment numerically rates the current status of the local system and allows for […]

State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment

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This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (2015). Published […]

Preparing and Supporting Staff to Participate in the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process

Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Amy Nicholas This poster provides an overview of national professional development/technical assistance materials that can be used in training and staff support around the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, including materials that offer opportunities for applied practice and competency assessment. It also includes two state examples […]

Improving Family Engagement Partnerships and Practices

Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Sherry Franklin, Aileen McKenna, Dee Gethmann, & Abraham Rivera-Alvarado This poster highlights lessons learned from the recent ECTA/DaSy webinar series on “Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships/to Improve Child and Family Outcomes”. Three state examples are shared, which highlight specific aspects of their SSIPs related to improvements […]