Privacy and Confidentiality – Special Collection

The use of quality early intervention and education data enables policymakers, administrators, educators, service providers and parents to design and implement effective practices to improve child and family outcomes. While the benefits of data use are clear, there are growing concerns about the scope and type of child data collected, as well as the protection and sharing of those data. This page provides resources, including federal guidance, on practices and policy regarding the privacy and confidentiality of early childhood data.

Resources from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services

Relevant Federal Privacy & Confidentiality Regulations

FERPA Regulations
IDEA Part B Regulations
IDEA Part C Regulations

Guidance, Memos, & Policy Letters

Resources from ED-Funded Technical Assistance Centers


Data Sharing

Data Security & Access

Data Governance

For more resources on data privacy and confidentiality please visit the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PTAC provides resources for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems. PTAC partners with DaSy on privacy issues related to IDEA Part C and Part B 619.