To measure states' progress toward building and using coordinated state ECE data systems, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), in partnership with the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC), surveyed 48 states and the District of Columbia in fall 2010 to track state progress toward implementing the 10 Fundamentals of Coordinated State ECE Data Systems.
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative’s inaugural state analysis reveals that states collect a significant amount of data on individual children, early care and education (ECE) program sites, and individual members of the ECE workforce. However, the data are largely siloed by funding stream, incomplete, and therefore unable to help policymakers answer basic policy questions about their state's ECE systems, support continuous improvement and determine whether their investments put children on track to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
|Organization||Child-level data||Program site-level data||Ece workforce-level data|
|Subsidized Child Care||46||43||27|
|Licensed Child Care||0||42||39|
|Early Childhood Special Education||47||43||36|
|State-Funded Head Start*||12||16||12|
Other key findings include: