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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Past Event


In this webinar from June 6, 2017, two states described their ECIDS and how different stakeholders are using their data and reports to inform state policies and programs.

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Featured Resource

2016 ECE Policy Tracker
Page - June 02, 2017

We believe that narrowing the achievement gap and preparing all children to succeed begins long before students enter a classroom. Building and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems will improve the quality of ECE programs and the early childhood workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes. […]

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