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States collect ECE data, but they are uncoordinated, often incomplete, and therefore cannot effectively support continuous improvement efforts. Not only are states unable to answer critical policy questions about their states’ public ECE systems, but policymakers often struggle to obtain answers to basic questions. How does your state compare?.
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The goal of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning is to regularly assess the development of children from birth to age 5 who receive state-funded early childhood services. Early childhood education and care providers collect child information across seven developmental domains using a researchbased, authentic assessment aligned with the state's early learning standards.
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This webinar highlights recent changes to the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Proposed Head Start Standards, and Every Student Succeeds Act, and strategies for integrating and using data. Watch it or download slides.
A roadmap with seven key areas to focus on in linking data. Read more.
This issue brief for policymakers explores the value of coordinated early childhood data systems. Click here.