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Using data for decisionmaking

National Survey of Early Care and Education Summary Briefs

The National Survey of Early Care and Education reached 12,000 families and large numbers of home-based and center-based programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors). The briefs provide practical, useable information to inform state and local planning and implementation.

Access all six briefs here, or go directly to any of the briefs through the following links:

Wisconsin Pyramid Model For Social and Emotional Competence: 2015 Annual Report

This annual report describes Wisconsin’s work to build an infrastructure to support implementation of the Pyramid Model framework. The report includes specifics about use of teams at different levels of implementation; Wisconsin’s framework for training; use of data at the state, regional and local levels; supports provided to direct service providers, and administrative supports and their results.

Early Childhood State Advisory Councils Final Report

This final report on State Advisory Councils grants highlights general themes across the States and presents each State’s accomplishments in meeting the grant requirements. It also suggests implications for future Council work.

Indicators for Social and Emotional Development in Young Children: Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar presentation offers reasons social-emotional development is important to school readiness and provides indicators for social-emotional development.

Early Childhood State Advisory Councils: Status Report

This report on the State Advisory Council progress covers the period from the award of grants through February 2013. It contains four sections: background, update on required grant activities, advancing early childhood systems beyond grant requirements, and state and territory profiles.

Putting the Pieces Together: New York Early Learning Program Data Systems

This report presents the results of surveys of New York State and New York City agencies providing services to young children. The surveys, undertaken by the Early Care & Learning Council and the New York State Council on Children and Families, set out to identify the elements of these agencies’ data systems and the accessibility of those elements.

Indicators Work Group List

This list presents data points/indicators that were identified as part of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grantee Meeting, March 12–13, 2008. The list includes a number of grantee States and categorizes indicators by topic.

Kids Count in Michigan – Data Book 2016

This fact sheet, excerpted from Kids Count in Michigan – Data Book 2016, explores various characteristics of children and families in Michigan. It also outlines trends in child well-being between 2006 and 2014.

Early Childhood Implementation Checklist/Tools

This Web site includes the tools developed by New Hampshire’s Department of Education for teams to use in conducting self-assessments and to monitor the status of action items. It includes a collaborative team checklist, a prekindergarten leadership checklist, and a preschool effective behavior supports survey.

Data Collection Instruments for Evaluating Family Involvement

The Harvard Family Research Project developed this report as part of its ongoing effort to help practitioners and researchers collect and use data for continuous improvement. It provides stakeholders with some commonly used and standardized data collection instruments on family involvement, and can help stakeholders learn about and choose rigorous family involvement instruments to assess impact and ensure quality.