Know Thy Children Well: A Three State Panel Discussion About Early Childhood Data Collection

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Baron Holmes, Susan Illgen, Phil Koshkin, and Philip Sirinides

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2011
Month: 
September
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. A three state panel engaged participants in discussion and shared lessons learned about their experiences in collecting, analyzing, and linking early childhood data with public school data. Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are three premier states whose processes for ensuring data collected birth to school age are linked to important K-12 and post-secondary outcomes. The objectives of the session were: (1) experience discourse among colleagues about the importance of quality early childhood data collection and linkage to K-12, including exemplary uses of early childhood data among children with disabilities; (2) hear from state experts about their state early childhood data systems and how they have used data to impact program, funding, and training decisions; and (3) develop an awareness about how different approaches for linking agency data across programs can improve child outcomes and lead to changed local and state policy.

Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Data Analysis
Topics: 
Data Systems
Topics: 
Family Outcomes
Topics: 
Integrating across Early Childhood
Topics: 
Using Data for Program Improvement
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
Birth Outcomes
Presentation Title: 
Building an Integrated Data System to Link Early Childhood Data with K-12
Presentation Title: 
Charleston Data
Presentation Title: 
Risk Factors
Presentation Title: 
South Carolina Handout
Presentation Title: 
The Wrong Start