This free webinar, presented on April 17, 2014, examines research-based best practices for developing state early childhood data systems as well as lessons learned from the field.
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Statewide early childhood data systems can provide valuable information for policymakers and practitioners, as well as families and caregivers. This interactive webinar examines the current status of early childhood data systems development in states across the country and provides practical recommendations for developing such systems.
- Carlise King, executive director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative, presents an overview of the states’ current status in developing early childhood data systems and share what her organization has learned about these systems.
- Elliot Regenstein, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, discusses how Illinois has kept stakeholders engaged through the process of developing a unified early childhood data system.
- Tonya Williams, director of the Child Care and Early Childhood Education Division at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, details the development of the Arkansas early childhood data system from the perspective of a state that did not receive a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.
- Knowledge of how early childhood data systems can effectively and efficiently inform policy and practice and guide parents/caregivers
- Familiarity with the Early Childhood Data Collaborative's 10 early childhood education fundamentals for early childhood data systems
- Knowledge of how different states are addressing the challenges of developing such systems
- Practical recommendations for planning and developing an early childhood data system
The following report provides the research basis for the presentations:
- The Early Childhood Data Collaborative. (2014). 2013 State of states’ early childhood data systems. Berkeley, CA: The Early Childhood Data Collaborative.
The following publications provide additional support for the presentations:
- Demma, R. (2010). Building ready states: A governor’s guide to supporting a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood state system. Washington, DC: National Governors Association.
- The Early Childhood Data Collaborative. (2010). Building and using coordinated state early care and education data systems: A framework for state policymakers. Berkeley, CA: The Early Childhood Data Collaborative.
- ICF International. (n.d.). State guide to developing successful early childhood data systems. Fairfax, VA: ICF International.
- Illgen, S., Stebbins, H., Barnett, S., & Fahey, M. (2011). SLDS topical webinar summary: Creative solutions to defining and capturing the “P” in “P–20. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics.