Integrating across Early Childhood

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Taletha Derrington (DaSy), Bruce Sheppard (EI/ECSCE Specialist), Ardith Ferguson (CO Part C Coordinator), Christy Scott, Kenneth Smith

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Ten years ago states were federally mandated to develop referral policies for maltreated children. Although the mandate focuses on referral, the intent was to improve these children's outcomes. This interactive session presented implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states described their states' linkages and discussed how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve child outcomes.

How Can Partnerships with Higher Education Help Your State Agency Use Early Childhood Data for Decision-Making?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rob Fischer ( Ohio Education Research Center)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States face many challenges in using existing data to inform action, but the potential pay-off is great. Successful collaborations in Ohio illustrate the value of partnering with universities in bringing together state and local data to answer key policy questions and inform programming. Drawing on experience with early childhood data in Cleveland, this session laid out the opportunities and challenges for states in pushing for more effective use of integrated data on young children.

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.

Implementation Science and Outcomes Integration: The Initial Implementation Stage

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff, ECTA staff, and WRRC staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

The ECO IFSP-IEP Integration Learning Community hosted the third in a series of webinars focusing on implementation science and how it is relevant to states who want to integrate the IFSP/IEP process with the outcomes measurement process. This webinar focused on the Initial Implementation Stage of implementation, including six key activities as they relate to creating an integrated process.

The Role of Related Service Providers in Child Outcomes Measurement Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Barbara Hanft, Patrice Linehan, Toby Long, Sandra Schefkind, and Sharon Willig

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

For the national meeting in June 2009 on "Measuring Child and Family Outcomes," the IDEA Partnership assembled a panel of representatives from DEC, ASHA, AOTA, and APTA to consider the role of the related services provider in measuring child outcomes for federal reporting. In this encore presentation, representatives from ASHA, AOTA, and APTA discussed issues that contribute to the challenge of therapist participation in child outcomes measurement. Issues included 1) the assessment of young children, 2) the role of OTs, PTs, and SLPs as part of a team, and 3) the role of OTs, PTs, and SLPs in early intervention and early childhood special education settings. Panelists described resources available from their professional organizations that address these issues.

What Does CEDS (the Common Education Data Standards) Have To Do With Us?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour, Meredith Miceli, and Tony Ruggiero 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, presenters discussed why Part C and Section 619 programs should pay attention to Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). The presenters also provided an overview of the Common Education Data Standards, demonstrated the tools available to state users, and described how Delaware is using CEDS in the development of their integrated EC data system.

The Role of Related Service Providers in Child Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Toby Long, Sarah Mulligan, Sandra Schefkind, and Sharon Willig

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

The IDEA Partnership assembled a panel of representatives from DEC, ASHA, AOTA, and APTA to consider the role of the related services provider in measuring child outcomes for federal reporting. Each representative responded to scenarios which highlight the challenge of service provider participation in the assessment of children's functioning. Panelists discussed with participants how to ensure the optimal involvement of the related services provider in measuring the three outcome areas.

State Resources and Strategies for Helping Families Understand the Measurement of Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Littlefield (NH 619) and Maria Synodi (CT 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states shared their experiences in developing a child outcomes measurement system, including how they have developed and disseminated a variety of resources to explain the process to families in their programs. Both states discussed collaboration across the Part C and 619 programs as well as the role of stakeholders in the development of the system and resources. Presenters lead a discussion inviting all participants to share experiences, resources and strategies.

Program Quality and Child Outcomes: The Role of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and Its Relationship to Early Childhood Special Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rena Hallam, Beth Rous, Donna Spiker, and Verna Thompson 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, the presenters brought together ideas about program quality from the general early childhood field (i.e., QRIS) with ideas about measuring child outcomes from early intervention and early childhood special education. Through presentation and interactive discussion, the session provided an overview of QRIS quality standards, and discuss the implications for identifying high-quality early care with inclusion of children with disabilities. Representatives from Delaware ECE and ECSE talked about how they successfully worked together on the QRIS efforts and the benefits and challenges they have experienced.

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