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 […]

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

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The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. On the Enter Data worksheet, you enter data for the entire state, an […]

Florida Early Steps State Systemic Improvement Plan

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Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention (Part C) system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers, age birth to 36 months, who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays. This state-developed infographic describes Florida’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), including their State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR), infrastructure improvement areas, improvement strategies, SSIP activities, […]

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

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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 […]

Guidelines for Developing Data Sharing Agreements to Use State Administrative Data for Early Care and Education Research

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This 2018 publication from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. This resource builds on existing material, including our […]