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Building Early Childhood Data Systems

Statewide early childhood data systems can provide valuable information for policymakers and practitioners, as well as families and caregivers. This interactive webinar helps participants better understand the current status of the development of early childhood data systems in states across the country and provides practical recommendations for developing these systems. 



Carlise King, executive director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative, presented an overview of the states’ current status in developing early childhood data systems and shared what her organization has learned about these systems.

Elliot Regenstein, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, discussed how Illinois has kept stakeholders engaged through the process of developing a unified early childhood data system.

Tonya Williams, director of the Child Care and Early Childhood Education Division at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, detailed the development of the Arkansas early childhood data system from the perspective of a state that did not receive a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.

Related Resources

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative. (2014). 2013 State of states’ early childhood data systems. Berkeley, CA: The Early Childhood Data Collaborative.

Demma, R. (2010). Building ready states: A governor’s guide to supporting a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood state system. Washington, DC: National Governors Association.

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative. (2010). Building and using coordinated state early care and education data systems: A framework for state policymakers. Berkeley, CA: The Early Childhood Data Collaborative.

ICF International. (n.d.). State guide to developing successful early childhood data systems. Fairfax, VA: ICF International.

Illgen, S., Stebbins, H., Barnett, S., & Fahey, M. (2011). SLDS topical webinar summary: Creative solutions to defining and capturing the “P” in “P–20. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics.