Part C Child Find Data Special Collection

This resource collection includes government and OSEP-funded TA Center documents, websites, and tools related to the use of data to support state Part C child find efforts. These resources can be used to aid in the reporting and analysis of child find data to support states to develop a comprehensive and effective child find system.

How to Collect and Report Data

Part C Measurement Table Part C Measurement TableThe Part C Measurement Table outlines the Part C SPP/APR reporting requirements for all indicators, including Indicator C5 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 1) and Indicator C6 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 3). It outlines the monitoring priorities and indicators, ... Read more

Part C IDEA Data Processes Toolkit Part C IDEA Data Processes ToolkitThis toolkit contains Data Collection Protocols, SPP/APR Indicator Protocols, a State Landscape Protocol, a Local Early Intervention (EI) Program Determinations Protocol, a Data Collections Calendar, and additional resources that provide a structure for documenting data processes. The Data Collection Protocols ... Read more

EMAPS User Guide: IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings EMAPS User Guide: IDEA Part C Child Count and SettingsThis guide demonstrates the steps necessary to enter and navigate the IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings data in EMAPS. The EMAPS IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings User Guide is intended to provide assistance to users of ... Read more

Back-to-Basics on Part C Child Find—What You Need to Know About Indicators C5 and C6 Back-to-Basics on Part C Child Find—What You Need to Know About Indicators C5 and C6This webinar continued the IDEA Data Center’s (IDC) Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part C state staff, staff with new indicator responsibilities, and those who wanted a refresher on ins-and-outs of the SPP/APR indicators and related Section 618 data collections. ... Read more

State Reported Data on Children Served in Part C

Part C & 619 Data Displays Part C & 619 Data Displays The U.S. Department of Education houses user-friendly displays of each SPP/APR on the GRADS360 website. These data displays include historical data, targets, and annual data for several fiscal years for all required Part C and 619 indicators. Part C indicators ... Read more

Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education ActThe U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) submits an annual report to Congress on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and students with disabilities ... Read more

IDEA Section 618 Data Products: Static Tables – Part C Child Count and Settings IDEA Section 618 Data Products: Static Tables – Part C Child Count and SettingsSection 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state submit data about the infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities age birth to 21 years who receive early intervention services under Part C of IDEA or ... Read more

IDEA Section 618 Child Find Data Products: State Level Data Files IDEA Section 618 Child Find Data Products: State Level Data FilesSection 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state submit data about the infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities age birth to 21 years who receive early intervention services under Part C of IDEA or ... Read more

States’ and Territories’ Definitions of/Criteria for IDEA Part C Eligibility States’ and Territories’ Definitions of/Criteria for IDEA Part C EligibilityThis table summarizes states’ and territories’ definitions of/criteria for IDEA Part C eligibility. It includes states’ web links to the definitions/criteria, level of developmental delay required for eligibility, and whether the state serves children who are at-risk. This resource can be ... Read more

Part C SPP/APR Indicator Analyses Part C SPP/APR Indicator AnalysesThe Part C Indicator Analyses on State submitted SPP/APRs by FFY provides a national picture of the implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Birth to one and birth to three percentages of children served based ... Read more

ITCA Child Count Data Charts ITCA Child Count Data ChartsITCA categorizes state eligibility criteria into three groups based on the breadth of the criteria. For a given year, these ITCA Child Count Data Charts provide the percentages of children age birth to 1 and birth to 3 who are ... Read more

Using State Data to Explore Child Find Practices

Child Find Self-Assessment Child Find Self-AssessmentThe Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs seeking to improve their child find efforts. Developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with support from the Center for IDEA Early Childhood ... Read more

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool Part C Child Find Funnel Chart ToolThe 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 ... Read more

Identifying Meaningful Differences in Child Find Identifying Meaningful Differences in Child FindThis Excel-based calculator allows states to make several comparisons related to the percentage of infants and toddlers served: State percentage compared to state target, local program percentage compared to state target, and year-to-year comparisons of the state percentages. It also ... Read more

Local Contributing Factor Tool for SPP/APR Results Indicators C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6 Local Contributing Factor Tool for SPP/APR Results Indicators C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6The purpose of this document is to provide ideas for the types of questions state and local teams may consider in identifying factors impacting performance on Indicators C5 and C6. This tool can help improve child find practices and implementation ... Read more

State Data Use Spotlight: Tennessee Uses Data to Maximize Early Intervention Services State Data Use Spotlight: Tennessee Uses Data to Maximize Early Intervention ServicesThis Part C state spotlight provides information on how Tennessee used data to improve their child find processes. This serves as an example of how one state used their child find data to improve identification of children for early intervention ... Read more

Using Data to Improve Identification of Specific Populations

Annual Data Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program Annual Data Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) ProgramThis annual report includes national summaries by year, and summaries by jurisdictions for key data items, including, screening, diagnosis, and enrollment in early intervention.  There are three “Early Intervention Data” summaries that provide data on children in early intervention identified with ... Read more

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)This is a voluntary data collection system that gathers information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico about reports of child abuse and neglect. The data are used to examine trends in child abuse and neglect ... Read more

Identifying Specific Disabilities and Children At-Risk Identifying Specific Disabilities and Children At-RiskThis collection is organized by disability and other special populations (e.g., abuse and neglect) and provides information about a range of topics including incidence levels, identification, assessment, outcomes, and other relevant information. States can use this collection of resources to obtain ... Read more

KIDS Count State Data KIDS Count State DataThis interactive website for KIDS Count, a project through the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides ten years of data on child well-being nationally and in each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. ... Read more

National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) State Profiles National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) State ProfilesIn 2012, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) created a state profile template that includes state and national data on the number of cases and prevalence rates for 12 conditions. The national estimates are based on pooled data from ... Read more