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)).
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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.
OSEP Blog: Suspension, Expulsion & Informal Removals: Unexpected Realities in Preschool
DaSy Director Grace Kelley and DaSy TA Specialist Jennifer Tschantz contributed to OSEP Director Valerie C. Williams’ May Discipline Discussions Blog. This month she addressed the important topic of suspensions, expulsions, and other forms of exclusionary discipline that remove children from their preschool environment and end up creating stressful and isolating experiences for children and their families.
2023 State Learning Opportunities
The OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance (TA) Centers are pleased to announce a variety of new and ongoing opportunities to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5 in 2023.
Child Outcomes Summary Knowledge Check (COS-KC)
Does your state or program use the ECO Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process for measuring child outcomes? How much do you know about practitioner knowledge of the COS process? Well-equipped practitioners are one key to high quality child outcomes data, and now we have a tool to help practitioners and states understand practitioner knowledge about the COS process. The COS Knowledge Check (COS-KC) is a brief assessment that produces helpful reports for state planning and improvement.
Data Processes Toolkit and Data DMS Protocol Crosswalk
Do you need help identifying possible gaps in documentation required for OSEP’s differentiated monitoring and support process? This crosswalk is designed to provide an overview of the major themes covered in the Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) Part B/C Data Protocol and where those themes could be addressed when a state chooses to use the DaSy Part C Data Processes Toolkit.
Evaluating Implementation of Evidence-based Practices Webinar
Need practical strategies for evaluating how practitioners are doing with implementing evidence-based practices? Not sure what to do with all the data you’ve already collected? Not sure where to start? […]
Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Settings
Suspensions and expulsions of young children are not developmentally appropriate practices. Yet, recent data indicate that suspension and expulsion occur regularly in early childhood settings. These exclusionary practices, which disproportionately impact children of color, deprive children of valuable learning experiences and have a negative impact on children’s development that extends into grade school and beyond.
Data System Disruptions Brief: Preparation and Response Considerations for Part C and Part B 619 Leaders
This resource is intended to help Part C and Part B 619 leaders understand, prepare for, and respond to various types of data system disruptions. Part C and Part B 619 programs rely on their data systems to support everyday operations. Many states have experienced an event or circumstance that has limited or restricted their data system(s) from being accessed or used as planned. Disruptions to a state’s data system may jeopardize access to accurate information required to meet a wide range of data use needs.
Early Hearing Detection, and Intervention Program (EHDI) and Early Intervention
Partnerships between the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) program can support and improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and their families. Collaboration between these programs is specified in the IDEA Part C Regulations