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Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool

The Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool is designed to identify and improve data use skills among early childhood education (ECE) program staff so they can better use data to inform, plan, monitor, and make decisions for instruction and program improvement. Data use is critical in quality ECE programs but can be intimidating for some […]

Improving Part C Results and Compliance: A Six-Step Inquiry Cycle

This six-step inquiry process helps states improve educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities while ensuring compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through state monitoring activities. The six steps describe a chronological process to assist states in selecting a focus area, collecting and using data to monitor this focus area, completing […]

Current State and Jurisdictional Part C Eligibility Definitions and Policies​

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Evelyn Shaw, Kathryn Morrison, and Siobhan Colgan This poster presents current information on how states/jurisdictions define developmental delay, diagnosed physical or mental conditions with a high probability of delay, and, as applicable, […]

DEC Child Maltreatment Paper Four Years Later: Where are We Now?

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Evelyn Shaw, Haidee Bernstein, Sharon Walsh, Anita Leis, Lori Wittemann, and Ann Freiburg DEC’s 2016 position paper on child maltreatment encourages collaboration between child welfare and early intervention. States are using data […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive State and Local Program Improvements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Christina Kasprzak, Kathleen Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Carol Maliszewski, and Jon VanOeveren Come join us in examining the current national data and hear from a state about how they are using […]

State of the States in Improving Data Systems

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Sara Thayer, Missy Coffey, Kathleen Hebbeler, and Donna Spiker A data system is not only the technical capacity, but the processes needed to turn data into information that can be leveraged for […]

Using Data from Families of Young Children to Advance Program Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]

IDEA Part C Data Notes

The IDEA Part C Data Notes brief describes the purpose of data notes for Part C 618 data collections and how they are used in OSEP’s data quality review process. This resource also provides tips and best practices for writing and submitting data notes. IDEA Part C Data Notes