Tag Archives: Program Improvement

Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool

The Early Childhood Data Use Assessment Tool is designed to identify and improve data use skills among early childhood education (ECE) program staff so they can better use data to inform, plan, monitor, and make decisions for instruction and program improvement.

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive State and Local Program Improvements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Christina Kasprzak, Kathleen Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Carol Maliszewski, and Jon VanOeveren Come join us in examining the current national data and hear from a state about how they are using […]

Using Data from Families of Young Children to Advance Program Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]

Using Part C Family Outcomes Data to Examine Equity and Representativeness

In this session, we will provide information on how to analyze Family Outcomes data to identify program improvement opportunities for addressing response rate representativeness and equity. We will describe an example of a self-assessment tool adapted using the Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework that some states are currently using to examine Family Outcomes representativeness and equity.

Using the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) to Build Inclusive Systems

The Preschool Development Grants (PDG) present an opportunity for states to build more coordinated, inclusive state systems to better address the needs of all young children and their families including those with disabilities. Come learn about how Part C and Part B 619 state agencies are contributing to the PDG efforts in their states. This session also will provide opportunities to share and hear state plans, accomplishments, and challenges in using PDG to support improved services and outcomes for children with disabilities.

State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP): Where Do We Go From Here?

Considering SSIP modifications due to COVID-19? Planning statewide scale-up or thinking about how to sustain infrastructure and practice improvements proposed in your SSIP? Considering a new State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) or implementing different evidence-based practices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join this interactive session to begin planning how to assess your state’s SSIP, past and present, and consider the future of your SSIP.

Change is a Given: New Requirements for Reporting Educational Environments for Preschoolers

In this session, facilitated by IDC and ECTA staff, we will present information and have a discussion of the changes to the 618 Child Find data collection for preschool educational environments. Educational environments for children ages 3–5 will now require a count of children who are 3 through 5 years of age on the state-determined collection date who are receiving preschool services but will no longer include those children who are age 5 and in kindergarten.