Author Archives: Kate Borelli

Navigating IDEA and FERPA To Protect Privacy in Today’s Early Childhood World

This webinar will discuss the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and data sharing from the standpoint of IDEA and Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements. Topics important to privacy such as – confidentiality, participating agencies, data sharing, access, records, parental consent, increased use of technology in communication and telehealth options will be addressed.

Child and Family Outcomes Office Hours with ECTA and DaSy

Join ECTA and DaSy to discuss and share information about the child and family outcomes. Participating Part C and Part B, Section 619 Coordinators and other state agency staff, especially staff new to their role, will have an opportunity to ask TA providers questions, learn from colleagues around the country, and explore issues in a collegial environment.

Timelines for Obligating and Liquidating FFY 2021 Part C ARP and IDEA Funds

Thumbnail of OSEP Memo

On May 17, 2023 OSEP released a memo regarding the obligation of and timelines for liquidating FFY 2021 funds. The OSEP memo addressed questions OSEP had received about FFY 2021 IDEA funds including American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. (If you missed this memo, it is attached below.) DaSy encourages Part C coordinators to read the memo carefully and share the memo with pertinent staff within your agency, particularly those involved with the fiscal management of the Part C program.

Part C Data Leadership Convening 2023

The Part C Data Leadership Convening is designed for Part C Data Managers and other state staff who play an important role in data leadership. This in-person event is intended to help Part C Data Managers assess personal and team level Data Leadership Competencies and strengthen those essential to achieving levels of program quality articulated in the DaSy System Framework. 

Using Data Processes and Systems Thinking to Drive Impactful, Sustainable Systems Improvement Cohort

DaSy, ECTA, and the Waters Center For Systems Thinking are offering an opportunity for 3-5 states to participate in the Data and Systems Thinking cohort. Focusing on improving states’ ability to collect, report, analyze and use data to support state systems change efforts and will build on previous state systems change work (such as the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)).

IDEA Part C EMAPS CC and Settings Data Tool

Designed to provide assistance to IDEA Part C Data Managers and other users of the EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS). This tool offers a way to ensure accuracy of IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings data prior to official submission. The Part C Child Count and Setting Data Tool allows the state to enter their data and have any errors flagged. Corrections can then be made prior to data entry and submission in EMAPS.