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

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In April 2018, 50 states responded to an Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) survey to assess states’ capacity to link child-, family-, program-, and workforce-level data across ECE programs. Linking child-, family-, and program-level data means having the ability to follow individual children, programs, and staff across programs and over time. Data may be housed […]

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Featured Resource

Authors: Patti Banghart, Carlise King, Anne Partika, and Victoria Perkins A large body of research has established that high-quality early care and education (ECE) has benefits for young children’s cognitive and social-emotional development that can lead to improved outcomes later in life, especially for children who are economically disadvantaged. Research also shows that disadvantaged children […]

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