Conference: IDIO 2022 Date: August 24, 2022 Presenters: Julie Austen, Sharon Walsh, Thomas McGhee, Stacy Callender, Christina Commons, Janet Timbs Presenters described in depth the requirements related to identifying and […]
In this moderated session, U.S. government agency leaders shared their ongoing early care, education and well-being initiatives and implications for data.
Conference: IDIO 2022 Date: August 23, 2022 Presenters: Charlie Kniseley, Danny Rice, Ardith Ferguson, Katy McCullough, Anne Lucas As Part C lead agencies work to improve their single line of […]
Many folks have been engaged in equity work at a personal and professional level. But what does it mean to have an equitable system? This session focused on how to intentionally include equity in your system through the indicators of quality in the revised ECTA/ DaSy System Framework. We shared how to use data at the leadership level to inform policy development, and provide opportunity to dig deep to identify needs, priorities, and opportunities for action at both the state and local level within your own system.
Methods for state Part C allocations are typically driven by factors such as the number of children served in the previous year and historic expenditure patterns. But how well are these allocations meeting the needs of children and families in the state Part C program? Might other factors better support different levels of need? Using multiple sources of programmatic and fiscal data, states may better understand how to equitably allocate resources statewide to serve all families. Because states vary considerably in how they are structured, in this session we discussed different considerations and methods for determining allocations to facilitate equitable use of early intervention resources statewide.
Today’s early childhood system has many positive and meaningful supports for children and their families. However, outcomes for children are disparate. Equitable access, appropriate supports, and full inclusion are not available to all children. This disparity is especially true for racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse children and families. In this session, participants examined history and data to explore how bias and ableism have impacted the early childhood system, specifically in relation to intersectionality, the perception of “quality” in programs, and inclusive services for all children.
In this session, participants explored mutual partnerships and data sharing between state Part C and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. Presenters summarizes key data reporting requirements, information from federal technical assistance centers, and resources developed by the EHDI Outcomes Data Committee.
This session focused on recent revisions to the revised Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center / Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems System Framework to infuse equity more intentionally into the indicators of quality. Participants learned how the framework has been used and then, with colleagues, brainstorm opportunities for applying the framework at both the state and local levels of their systems.
In this session, participants learned about three Office of Special Education Programs-funded Child Find Model Demonstration projects and approaches to working with states and communities to improve child find systems and promote equity in access to Part C. Presenters highlighted three models for child find and discuss how stakeholder engagement and data can enhance system improvement efforts.