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 will use a hybrid, federated architecture 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. The graphic below displays how integrating data sources across early childhood programs can lead to system improvements that benefit Nebraska’s children and families.
EC Data Explorer
The EC Explorer, currently a proof of concept, will provide useful, accurate, and timely data to the public related to early childhood programs and services in Nebraska.
Development of the Nebraska ECIDS is guided by the seven components of the State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) ECIDS Toolkit