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Banghart, Patti; King, Carlise; Partika, Anne; Perkins, Victoria – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2018
A large body of research has established that high-quality early care and education (ECE) has benefits for young children's cognitive and social-emotional development that can lead to improved outcomes later in life, especially for children who are economically disadvantaged. Research also shows that disadvantaged children have unequal access to…
Descriptors: State Policy, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2017
Research shows that supporting children in the first 8 years of life can set them on a path for better life outcomes in education, health, and economic mobility. Early care and education (ECE) programs can play a big role in that support: children who attend high-quality ECE programs are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Policy
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2017
As state policies promote, and parents demand, high-quality child care, states must better understand both the strengths and needs of its early care and education workforce. In 2016, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment launched its biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index to describe the early childhood workforce conditions and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2017
States provide a variety of public services to support the healthy growth and development of young children. These services are often administered by several different agencies within a state, and it isn't unusual for young children to receive services from multiple agencies simultaneously. This can lead to challenges for policymakers, agency…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Agency Cooperation, Health Services
Jordan, Elizabeth; Schultz, Thomas; King, Carlise – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2015
Head Start programs are a critical component of early care and education. At present, there is no requirement for local Head Start programs to link or share their data with other state data systems. However, several states are making advances toward linking and/or sharing data across their state's K-12 data system or other services' data systems.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, At Risk Students, Data
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2014
In July 2013, the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) surveyed 50 states and the District of Columbia to assess state early childhood data systems. The survey, completed by state education, health, and social services staff, focused on these three key aspects of state data systems, taken from ECDC's 10 Fundamentals: (1) Do states have the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Databases, Data Collection, Access to Information
Early Childhood Data Collaborative (NJ1), 2011
State policymakers are increasingly focused on closing the achievement gap and preparing all students to succeed in school and life. However, college and career readiness begins long before students enter high school or even a classroom. Differences in children's abilities appear as early as the first year of life, and research has shown that…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, State Policy, State Standards, Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Data Collaborative (NJ1), 2010
State policymakers are increasingly focused on closing the achievement gap and preparing all students to succeed in school and in life. However, college and career readiness begins long before students enter high school or even a classroom. Differences in children's abilities appear as early as the first year of life, and research has shown that…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Systems Building, Systems Development, Data