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Early Childhood Data Summit - January 14, 2013 - Lincoln, Nebraska

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Data Summit Overview

The Nebraska State Advisory Council (SAC) grant is implemented on behalf of Nebraska's Early Childhood Interagency Coodinating Council (ECICC), the designated State Advisory Council meeting federal regulations (US DHHS, P.L. 110-134). (Project Period: 9/1/10 - 8/31/13)

The grant objective is to develop recommendations for a unifed early childhood data sytem that will inform the state regarding early childhood program effectiveness and children's success in school and in life.

Two priorities were chosen by the Council:

  • School Readiness
  • Unified Early Childhood Data System

The brainstorming began to build a unified early childhood data system that may help breakdown programmatic silos, increase the opportunity for cross-agency and systems planning, address duplication of services, leverage resources and create understanding for program improvements and sustainable positive outcomes for Nebraska's vulnerable young children and their families.

In June 2011, an Early Childhood Data Summit was held with key stakeholders providing input into "what are the questions in the field of early care and education that data could help us answer." Those questions were grouped into three primary focus areas:

  • Child & Family Outcomes
  • Program Outcomes and Environments
  • Workforce Issues and Needs

At the Early Childhood Data Summit in January 2013, these issues were addressed again with key stakeholders discussing a draft of Top Ten Recommendations for a "unified early childhood data system in Nebraska." The focus areas of the 2013 Summit were:

  • State Governance
  • Children and Families
  • Programs
  • Workforce

The following are documents related to the summit:

The following are Powerpoints provided by the presenters:

For more information regarding the Data Coalition, please visit here.