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
Month: 
September
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.

Topics: 
Accountability
Topics: 
APR/SPP/Federal Reporting
Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Communicating Results
Topics: 
Data Analysis
Topics: 
Data Collection
Topics: 
Data Quality
Topics: 
Family Outcomes
Topics: 
Local Reporting
Topics: 
Quality Assurance
Topics: 
Quality Practices
Topics: 
Using Data for Program Improvement
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
Family Indicator Data Highlights Handout
Presentation Title: 
Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children
Presentation Title: 
Outcomes for Children Served Through IDEA's Early Childhood Programs