This component considers a program’s ability to accurately collect and report required data elements. More importantly, this component also considers the district’s current use of data and future capacity to incorporate data-driven improvement strategies into ongoing program development. A high quality ECSE program should use all available data as part of a systematic approach to achieving ongoing improvements.
Critical data elements are those that describe children, services, staff, program attributes and adopted innovations such as professional development initiatives, new curriculum or interventions.
DEC Recommended Practices
DEC Recommended Practices are a DEC initiative that bridges the gap between research and practice, offering guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.
Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs)
The ECIPs are Minnesota’s early learning standards. Revised and expanded in 2016, these standards are a framework for a common set of developmentally appropriate expectations for children ages birth to kindergarten, within a context of shared responsibility for helping children meet these expectations. The ECIPs are aligned to the Minnesota Kindergarten Academic Standards.
Child Outcome Reporting (COSF)
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