We are in a crucial moment when there is a confluence of events, including the COVID pandemic and the social uprisings related to structural racial injustice, that are elevating the importance of a deeper understanding of equity and its relation to the ultimate goals of improving outcomes for children and their families.
Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Grace Kelly, Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh Many in early intervention (EI) have a deep understanding of service delivery and evidence-based practices but remain unaware of the critical role played by the system in which these services are embedded. Infrastructure refers to the basic […]
Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation to the Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium annual meeting provides an overview of some system alignment concepts. It includes a review of multiple perspectives of systems in early childhood; definitions for key terms like integration, coordination, […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Debi Donelan, Jennifer Tschantz Good decision-making requires high quality data on outcomes. This session will look at the child outcomes data collected by local programs and share how the data are used […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Brenda Wilkins, Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Margaret Gillis, Evelyn Shaw This session will provide an overview of State Child Find efforts and OSEP will share the Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) developed collaboratively with the OSEP Funded Technical Assistance Centers (DaSy […]
The OSEP Child Find Self-Assessment is an exciting new resource intended to support states in improving the efficiency of their Child Find systems and ensuring that they are meeting federal regulations. In this session, OSEP and TA staff will provide an overview of the tool and resources to support the use of the tool including […]
Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions Date: March 2018 Presenters: Grace Kelley, Kathy Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, & Betsy Mercier This poster provides an overview of Pay for Success (PFS), an innovative financing mechanism being used to expand early childhood programs. This poster will present results of national and state data analyses of child demographic, […]
Conference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Nancy Copa, Courtney Petrosky, Anita Larson, & Avisia Whiteman Your state has a lot of data, but do you know how to use it to ask and answer questions about children/students, families, personnel and programs? The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) has developed resources to help you […]