About Integrated Data

Why now

This is the ideal time for states to build and use coordinated state ECE data systems. There is growing state momentum to improve data collection efforts; increased federal support for data collection, including the State Advisory Councils’ specific focus on data systems development; and nationwide interest in using data for continuous improvement in human services and youth development. As states implement the 10 ECE Fundamentals and make new efforts to improve access and promote use of data, there is great potential for recognizable benefits for ECE programs and professionals, as well as for children, families and communities.