Family Outcomes

Family and Child Outcomes Data: Drill-Down and Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO ), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants reviewed hypothetical state family outcomes data. We began the journey with indicators of data quality including outliers and low response rates. Next we rolled up our sleeves up and dug into the patterns in the family outcomes data, including looking at outcomes by region, race/ethnicity, and home language. Finally, we linked data to examine connections between family outcomes and child outcomes, and discussed implications of analyses for developing targeted data-based improvement activities.

What Did You Say? Communication with Families about Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (ECO, DaSy), Barb Jackson (ECO), Darla Gundler (Early Intervention Family Alliance - EIFA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session offered participants an opportunity to learn about resources for communicating with families through multiple stages of their participation in Part C and 619 programs. Several resources were spotlighted, including a new ECO webpage and samples of family-produced digital stories. Discussion centered on resources needed to improve family participation in outcomes measurement, such as sharing child assessment and program data back with families, gathering meaningful family input, and more.

Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Libby Doggett (Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education), Michael Yudin (OSEP), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, DaSy, EC

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Michael Yudin, discussed OSEP's early childhood investments and the integration of IDEA Part C/619 throughout the Administration's vision to strengthen state efforts to raise the bar across early learning programs and to close the school readiness gap for all young children with disabilities.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, discussed the President's proposed Preschool for All, a new Early Head Start-child care initiative, and significant increases in funding for home visiting.

Co-Director of the ECTA Center and staff on the ECO Center, Christina Kasprzak, presented the national picture of Part C and Section 619 programs' 2011-12 child and family outcomes data and discuss trends over the last several years related to the quality of state data and the progress children are making while in early intervention and preschool special education.

All presenters discussed the important role data and accountability will play in maintaining and growing these important investments in early learning programs to improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

Creating a Culture of Data: Focus on People

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Elizabeth Dabney (Data Quality Campaign), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Joy Markowitz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of the Data Quality Campaign's 2012 document, "Focus on People to Change Data Culture," that presents national trends in states' progress on building and using state longitudinal data systems to improve outcomes for children and families. There was a facilitated discussion about how states can engage early childhood providers and parents in valuing and using high quality data.

Planful Changes: Using Self-Assessments to Improve Child and Family Outcome Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Developed by the ECO Center and several partner states, two self-assessments provide frameworks for states to examine and improve their systems for measuring child outcomes and family outcomes and experiences. The session described the self-assessments and how states are using them for planning and systems improvement. The session targeted those who are not familiar with the frameworks, but all were welcome to learn about the content and uses of these resources.

Innovations in Training and Technical Assistance for the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Grace Kelley (SERRC), Lisa Wasacz (MI 619 Coordinator), Pam Miller (MD Quality Assurance Specialist), Shannon Dunstan (ID 619 Coordinator), Megan Vinh (WRRC), Kathy Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session explored new and innovative methods for training and TA on child and family outcomes and related topics. Presenters demonstrated new products and discussed with participants how, why, and when to use them for maximum effect. Interactive activities helped participants experience the products' intended use. Information on how training on child and family outcomes fits with the bigger professional development system in their states was explored.

The DaSy Chain: Early Learning Standards Data Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Mary Anketell (PA EI TA), Jim Lesko (ELCTA), Judy Swett (ECTA, PACER), Grace Kelley (SERRC), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA), Cindy Ramagos (LA 619 Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants were involved in a moderated conversation featuring national, state, and family perspectives, with an emphasis on the process states have used in cross-walking federal reporting requirements across early childhood agencies (e.g., Head Start reporting framework, child care, and OSEP three child outcomes). Participants shared  what they are doing, explored what is needed, and discovered how to better connect early learning standards with other work in their state.

Strategic Planning for Long-Term Implementation of the Routines-Based Early Intervention Model

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jan Thelen (NE 619 Coordinator), Robin McWilliam (Siskin Center for Child and Family Research), Cindy Brown (ME Part C & 619 Coordinator), Wendy Studt (MT Part C Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Improving services cannot happen overnight. Some states are following the stages defined in implementation science: exploration, installation, initial implementation, full implementation. This session discussed how a multi-component model is implemented in stages, by component. The Routines-Based Early Intervention model includes practices for intake, needs assessment, IFSP outcome writing, organizing services, home visits, and consultation to child care. Key players from Maine, Montana, and Nebraska, along with the "purveyor" of this model illustrated this process.

Family Data: Indicator C4 Highlights FFY2011

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

This 2-page document summarizes the analyses of the FFY 2011 family outcomes data submitted by states to OSEP in February 2013.

Webinar for the Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Kathy Hebbeler presented on "Embedding Child and Family Outcomes" to a retreat for the Massachusetts ICC. The presentation also included the national and Massachusetts data on child outcomes for 2010-11.

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