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Young Children with Disabilities and Pay For Success: Options and Challenges

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz, Alice Ridgeway, and Grace Kelley This presentation provided a brief introduction to Pay For Success and described the experiences of two States in exploring possible applications of PFS, new opportunities, lessons learned, and other potential applications of PFS to serve young children with disabilities. Link to […]

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and boys expelled at disproportionate rates.  States have been implementing strategies to address these troubling statistics but collecting reliable data is challenging.  There are no common […]

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 […]

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

Cover: Early Childhood Data in Action: Stories from the Field

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 […]

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Reports

Logo: Washington Department of Early Learning

Included here are four different Part C documents with charts generated by the Washington State Department of ESIT data management system. The reports include a) COS progress codes and summary statements, b) entry rating distribution for Outcome 1, c) exit rating distribution for Outcome 1, and d) exit ratings by entry ratings for Outcome 1. […]