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 […]
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Leadership, Equity, Impact: Federal Programs Supporting Early Care, Education, and Well-Being
In this moderated session, U.S. government agency leaders shared their ongoing early care, education and well-being initiatives and implications for data.
Using Data to Advance Equity
Conference: Family Leadership Conference 2022 Presenters: Michelle Lewis, DaSy, Thomas McGhee, DaSy The goal of this presentation was to help participants (1) articulate the role of families and community members […]
What Are Internal Controls and Why Are They Important?
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 […]
Empowering Stakeholders to Make a Difference with Data
Conference: DEC & ISEI Joint Conference 2022 Date: September 28, 2022 Presenter: Betsy Davies-Mercier, Grace Kelley, Thomas McGhee This presentation addresses why effective use of data involves bringing people together […]
System Improvement for Equitable Access, Experiences and Outcomes
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.
Equity Starts with Allocations: Aligning Resources to Meet the Needs of All
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.
Intersectionality, Quality, and Inclusion: The Role of Race in the Early Childhood System
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.
Building Effective Teams for Stakeholder Engagement
Having a robust stakeholder engagement plan is crucial. As states work to engage a broad range of stakeholders on an ongoing basis, virtual strategies and methods continue to be important—even as face-to-face gatherings increase.
Part C and EHDI Data Partnerships: Sharing Resources and Experiences
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.