Tag Archives: Systems

Building Capacity to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Systems and Practices

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 […]

Introducing the OSEP Child Find Self-Assessment

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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 […]

Exploring Pay for Success in Early Intervention

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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, […]

Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS)


This 2017 resource provides a framework that identifies seven key components of a high-quality child outcomes measurement system at the local level. The L-COMS and two related resources were developed for local Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate their systems and to encourage and support efforts to improve those systems. The L-COMS […]