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Excel calculator for computing the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who did not Receive Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months

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This Excel tool can be used to compute the difference between valid entry and exit dates for children receiving early intervention services and count the number of children with less than or more than 6 months of service. The tool will generate a count of the number of infants and toddlers who were in the […]

Guidance for computing the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who did not Receive Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months

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This Word document provides guidance for states that can support the calculation of the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who Received Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months. The guidance provides information about data requirements, assumptions, and data quality checks. The tool takes into account the expected variability in how states define […]

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 […]

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

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The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. On the Enter Data worksheet, you enter data for the entire state, an […]

Evaluating the Implementation of Evidence-based Practices—Tip Sheet Series

Introduction Key Terms and Definitions 1. What to Measure 2. Characteristics of a High-Quality Measurement Tool 3. Establishing a Fidelity Threshold 4. Summarizing Data for Decision-making Printer-Friendly Version Introduction to the Tip Sheet Series The long-term goal of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and other federal and state early intervention and early childhood education […]

Early Childhood Data in Action

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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 […]

Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education

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This 2018 paper from the Global Family Research Project highlights the critical role of family engagement in creating equitable learning pathways for children, and offers promising high-leverage areas that can be transformative for children, families, schools, and communities. Data sharing (page 19) is one of five levers identified that hold the promise of building strong […]

Guidelines for Developing Data Sharing Agreements to Use State Administrative Data for Early Care and Education Research

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This 2018 publication from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. This resource builds on existing material, including our […]

Confidentiality Toolkit

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This resource tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) supports state and local efforts by bringing greater clarity to the rules governing confidentiality in ACF and certain related programs by providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent […]