About ECDC

ECDC’s mission is to promote policies and practices that support the development and use of coordinated, longitudinal early care and education state data systems.

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Our vision

Policymakers, practitioners, and parents consistently use quality early childhood data to make decisions that improve outcomes for young children.

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Many federal, state, and local programs support children’s development, as children are touched by different health, education, and social services. When these programs share data they collect, providers can see what other services children receive, and policymakers can judge which interventions—alone or combined—best meet children’s needs.

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Families, child care providers, kindergarten teachers, state administrators, and policymakers frequently have questions about how best to support children’s development and which interventions work best. To answer these questions, people need access to information about all the services and professionals that touch children’s lives and how children’s experiences improve their well-being over time.

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