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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) assists sates to develop and implement comprehensive systems of personnel development and provide training to IDEA Part C and Section 619 administrators, early childhood administrators, IHE faculty, doctoral students and families in leadership and other system improvement areas.

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality state early intervention and EC special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

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.

IDEA Data Center (IDC) works to improve state capacity to meet data collection and reporting requirements; implement rigorous data validation practices and procedures; communicate with local IDEA data collectors about data quality; accurately analyze data and use these data to report on current improvement efforts and activities (e.g., SPPs, APRs, SSIPs).

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.

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.

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.

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) assists states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs to support social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) works with states to transform their systems & build capacity to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families, through
partnerships with state and local programs, families, and communities.

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.

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.