Data Resources for Families

The DaSy Center provides resources to help families understand why data are important. We want to help families ask good questions about data. We want to help families partner with program staff to set directions based on data.

Information about data systems

The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale IDC logoThis short IDEA Data Center (IDC) video is an engaging animated story that shows how data inform early intervention decisions for a baby with disabilities. The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale also illustrates how secure data are combined ... Read more

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data IDC logoThe Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services to which they are ... Read more

What is an Early Childhood Integrated Data System? SLDS logo: kids walking up stepsThis 2016 short video from the SLDS Grant Program describes early childhood integrated data systems (ECIDSs) that collect, integrates, maintain, store, and report information from multiple early childhood programs within a state. Link to video Read more

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How families are included in data system processes

YOUR Early Intervention Family Survey Logo: Connecticut Birth to Three SystemThis short video from the Connecticut Birth to Three System can help parents and service coordinators with the family survey that is sent out to families in Birth to Three for at least 6 months as of Feb 1st each ... Read more

Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement video series Logo (blocks)This video series is designed to support program efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Rooted in the Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework, the videos highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster ... Read more

A National Picture of Part C Indicator 4 Family Data ECTA Center logoPlease join ECTA Center on Tuesday, December 13 at 3 pm EST to learn about the national FFY 2014-2015 Part C Indicator 4 family data. Staff will present trends in the data as well as overviews of states’ survey ... Read more

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How data is shared with families

Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education (blank)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 ... Read more

Education Data 101: A Briefing Book for Policymakers Logo: Data Quality CampaignThis downloadable December 2017 booklet from the Data Quality Campaign is meant to bring policymakers up to speed on major topics they need to know about. Of the eight topics addressed, four are relevant to early childhood data systems: State longitudinal ... Read more

How Data Empowers Parents Logo: Data Quality CampaignThis 2016 resource from the Data Quality Campaign offers both an infographic and a short video with examples of ways that access to data that can help parents participate effectively in their child’s education. Examples of data sharing both ... Read more

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