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Epstein, Dale – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2020
At state and local levels, home visiting programs may use one of several mechanisms to collect and store data from families and clients who participate in home visiting services. States that are interested in integrating home visiting data with other early childhood data must often navigate the different ways in which home visiting data are stored…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Information Storage, Information Management, Young Children
Kane, Maggie; King, Carlise – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2020
While home visiting services are an important component of the early childhood (EC) landscape, few states include home visiting data in their early childhood integrated data systems (ECIDS). An ECIDS links together data from different early care and education programs to generate data used to support program and policy decisions. One reason for…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Early Intervention, Young Children, Data Collection
Lin, Van-Kim – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2019
Integrating data across early childhood programs allows program staff and administrators, policymakers, and researchers to have a comprehensive picture of early childhood programs. While some states have taken significant steps to integrate data across many early childhood programs, home visiting data have seldom been included in these data…
Descriptors: Young Children, Home Visits, Information Management, Data Collection
Steber, Kate; King, Carlise – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2019
Evidence-based home visiting programs exist in over half of the counties in the United States. Because home visiting programs aim to improve the health, education, and life circumstances of pregnant mothers and their children, they are a critical piece of the early childhood landscape. However, the data collected about these programs are siloed,…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Models
Steber, Kate; Epstein, Dale – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2019
Home visiting is an important component of the early childhood (EC) landscape. However, states often fail to prioritize home visiting data when developing their early childhood integrated data systems (ECIDS). Home visiting represents a range of services, models, and programs, each with different data requirements, so integrating the data can be…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Databases, Program Implementation, Geographic Regions
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
Jordan, Elizabeth; King, Carlise; Banghart, Patti; Nugent, Courtney – Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2018
Sharing and integrating data across the variety of public systems, including public health insurance, child care subsidies, and food assistance, accessed by children and families is crucial to providing decision-makers with complete and accurate information that they can use to shape and improve services. This brief highlights projects implemented…
Descriptors: Young Children, Data Use, Integrated Services, Information Systems
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2018
Many states are building systems and structures to integrate their early care and education data. Combining data from different programs and agencies that serve young children allows policymakers and program decision makers to better answer critical questions about the needs of families in their communities, as well as questions about services and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Early Intervention, Participation
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