Integrating across Early Childhood

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2014)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), along with the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, hosted the national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in New Orleans, LA on September 8 - 10, 2014. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2016)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Who is sponsoring the meeting? The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes was sponsored by The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) in New Orleans, LA on August 15-17 , 2016; with preconference activities beginning August 13. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

AOTA Pediatric Virtual Chat on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), with speakers from ECTA, South Carolina Part C, and University of Illinois at Chicago.
Year: 
2015
Abstract: 
ECTA Center Director Christina Kasprzak and Anne Lucas were featured in a podcast for AOTA members in June about measuring and reporting child outcomes and specifically how occupational therapists (and others) can be involved in the child outcomes measurement process.

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Krista Scott (DC 619 Coordinator), Bruce Bull (DaSy), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How do we update and align monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintain general supervision responsibilities, monitor for compliance AND results, support local and state level improvement/TA efforts, balance the load against existing resources (AND maintain sanity)? Particpants came ready to study, share, scrutinize, strategize, and select some solutions to use in their state. This was a facilitated discussion format.

The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amanda Szekely (NGA), Albert Wat (NGA), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Recent state education reforms (e.g., Common Core, teacher evaluation, assessments) can challenge research-based early learning practices and policies. They also represent opportunities for early childhood and K-12 stakeholders to collaborate to improve policies and programs for young children from birth-3rd grade. National Governors Association staff shared how they are doing this with states, focusing on learning standards, educator effectiveness, and child assessments. Participants also discussed how special education perspectives can inform this work.

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECPC, DaSy), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA), Carlise King (ECDC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. Additionally, presenters discussed how data standards (state and national) and tools (e.g., CEDS, INQUIRE) can be used to help facilitate conversations about data linkages and reporting.

Data Governance: The Foundation for an Effective Early Childhood Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. As states are moving toward the development of Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems, there is an increased need for data governance, but from a different approach. Instead of data governance administered within a single state agency to define when data are collected, how they are collected and how they are edited and validated, the focus shifts to the business rules around integrating the data from multiple agencies into a seamless early childhood model.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road from Part C to Part B 619: Road Blocks and Remedies for Linking and Using Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA ), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Sharing data between programs, systems and agencies can be challenging! This session provided an update of states' Indicator C8 and B12 transition data for Part C and Part B619, including data collection methods, mechanisms and sharing processes. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data system strengths and challenges, as children follow the yellow brick transition road.

The State of State Part C and 619 Data Systems: Current Status, Future Directions

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Pam Roush (ITCA, WV Part C Coordinator), Carlise King (ECDC ), Lisa Balivet (ITCA, AK Part C Data Manager), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of where states are in the development of Part C and Part B 619 data systems. Presenters from ITCA, DaSy, and ECDC shared selected findings from three recent national surveys of states and jurisdictions about data. Findings included how states have structured and utilize their data systems, what linkages can be made with other early childhood programs, and what improvements states may need to have a comprehensive data.

Spotlight on States: Using the High-Quality, Functional Outcome and Goal Training Package

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sherry Franklin (NC Part C Coordinator), Phoebe Rinkel (KS Inservice Training System), Lynn Johnson (CT Part C Coordinator), Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Do you want to improve your providers'/teachers' skills in developing high quality, functional IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Are you interested in integrating child outcome measurement with developing high quality function IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Find out how several states have used and adapted a training package developed by NECTAC, ECO, and WRRC to assist them in meeting these objectives.

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