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Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS)

The Nebraska Early Childhood Integrated Data System, or ECIDS (pronounced “e-kids”) represents a collaboration between state agencies, providers, organizations, and communities to collect, connect, integrate, and report information about the early childhood population and programs across Nebraska. ECIDS uses a modern, cloud-based technology to link data across systems and will protect privacy by honoring the data access rules from the source systems.

ECIDS is designed to equip communities with the data and information necessary to deliver and coordinate early childhood services by informing decision-making at the state, community, and program levels. An ECIDS can answer many program and policy related questions. The graphic shows how an ECIDS incorporates data from multiple early childhood programs and services in a state to help answer policy and research questions that cannot be answered by any single program’s data system. This figure shows examples of programs that may contribute data to an ECIDS.

EC Data Explorer

The EC Explorer, currently a minimum viable product (MVP), will provide useful, accurate, and timely data to the public related to early childhood programs and services in Nebraska.

Early Childhood Integrated Data System Information Flow

Development of the Nebraska ECIDS is guided by the seven components of the State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) ECIDS Toolkit

Updated June 17, 2024 11:18am