Author Archives: Elaine Mulligan

About Elaine Mulligan

Elaine Mulligan is a Communications Specialist with the DaSy Center at SRI International.

Improving the lives of young children through data

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This Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) brief highlights projects implemented in three states to integrate education, health, and/or social services data in order to inform policies that influence the lives of young children and their families. The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) funded KIDS COUNT organizations in the states of Mississippi (MS), Minnesota (MN), and […]

DEC 2019 conference session proposals due January 31st

The Division for Early Childhood is now accepting proposals for its 35th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. DEC is seeking proposals that demonstrate meaningful, effective, and sustainable collaborations across research, policy, and practice to increase learning opportunities for every child, family, and community through everyday routines and interactions. […]

Florida Early Steps State Systemic Improvement Plan

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This state-developed infographic describes Florida’s State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR) focus, Infrastructure Improvement Areas, Strategies and Activities. It also shows Florida’s Evidence-Based Practices and displays data from the first cohort of their caregiver coaching workshop training. Download a PDF of the Florida Early Steps SSIP infographic here.

Arizona Part C SSIP Infographic

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This state-developed infographic describes Arizona’s Early Intervention Program, identifies its State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR), Theory of Action, and Infrastructure Improvement Strategies. It also shows how Arizona’s Team Based Early Intervention Services align with the DEC Recommended Practices. Download a PDF of the Arizona Part C SSIP inforgraphic here.

Early Childhood Data in Action

Cover: Early Childhood Data in Action: Stories from the Field

This November 2018 report from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy offers case studies from Indianola, Mississippi; Ventura County, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania using their early childhood data in clear and important ways to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. Key themes […]