The 10 Fundamentals

Fundamental 2: Child-level demographic and program participation information

Information on child-level demographics and program participation is important to connect children and their families to the appropriate services and to understand how child outcomes might relate to various characteristics. This information includes age, ethnicity, socio-economic status and program participation, including early intervention services for children with special needs. Additional information on risk factors known to correlate with school readiness and academic success would enable states to explore how the impact of these characteristics relate to children’s progress toward school readiness and target services to children.