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What does “DaSy” stand for?

What does DaSy stand for?

DaSy is short for data systems—specifically, the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems. IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. There are two early childhood programs in IDEA: early intervention (Part C of IDEA), which is for children ages birth through 2 with delays and disabilities and their families, and preschool special education […]

What is the main purpose of DaSy?

What is the main purpose of DaSy?

The main purpose of DaSy is to provide state Part C and Part B preschool programs with technical assistance in developing and enhancing integrated early childhood data systems to improve state capacity to collect, analyze, and report high-quality IDEA data. Back to FAQ page

Why is it important for states to develop and enhance integrated early childhood data systems?

Why is it important for states to develop and enhance integrated early childhood data systems?

Data systems are tools to improve programs and, ultimately, outcomes for children and families. Young children with disabilities are served in early intervention and preschool special education programs, but they also may be served in other early childhood programs in their communities such as Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, and state prekindergarten. Having […]

How long is DaSy being funded?

How long is DaSy being funded?

DaSy was originally funded for five years, from December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2017. They received an extension for a Year 6 and are funded through November 30, 2018. On September 30, 2019, DaSy was awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement. Back to FAQ page

Who are the DaSy staff members?

Who are the DaSy staff members?

The DaSy staff is composed of people from several organizations with expertise in early childhood and data system topics. If you are looking for someone in particular, please check the Our People page. DaSy staff members are from the following organizations: SRI International Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at the University of North […]