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SLDS Early Childhood Integrated Data System Guide

This guide is one part of the SLDS Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) Toolkit, which was originally created in 2011 to support states working to create ECIDS. The revised Toolkit now takes a broader focus beyond planning for an ECIDS to include implementation and continuous improvement. It is designed for use by any state, regardless of where it is in the process of developing an ECIDS.

SLDS Issue Brief: A Primer on Distinct Count of Children

Knowing how many distinct children have been served by one or more early childhood programs and/or services is a foundational metric for a host of early childhood policy and programmatic analyses. This document defines "Distinct Count" and describes the factors contributing to a distinct count.

Policy Conversation #7: An Unofficial Guide to the Why and How of State Early Childhood Data Systems

Resource developed by Ounce of Prevention Fund. Developing a unified early childhood data system at the state level might be one of the most significant opportunities to improve early childhood policy. This Unofficial Guide is just the thing you need to get engaged in that work and fundamentally change state policy on early childhood. (published August 2017).

Which ECIDS System Model is Best for our State ECIDS?

Offers descriptions of ECIDS system design options and provides tips for having a successful ECIDS data system conversation in your state.

Ask Me Anything: Data Integration and Data Governance Structures That Support Consumer Education Websites

This thirty-minute follow-up webinar answered questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the webinar, and the experts prepared responses.

Additional PDG B-5 Grant Requirements

PDG B-5 requires additional grant requirements which include: Project Management, Program Performance Evaluation Plan, Sustainability Plan, Logic Model, Dissemination Plan. The resources below provide support to PDG B-5 grantees to met these requirements outlined in the FOA. 

Activity 5 PDG B-5 Improving Quality of Early Childhood Care and Education

After activities one and two are completed, improve the overall quality of early childhood care and education programs in the State, including, but not limited to, developing and implementing evidence-based practices (as defined in the notice), improving professional development for early childhood care and education providers, and enhancing learning opportunities for children.

Activity 4 PDG B-5 Sharing Best Practices Among Early Childhood Providers

Share best practices among early childhood care and education program providers in the State to increase collaboration and efficiency of services, including to improve transitions from such programs to elementary school.