Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Family Outcomes Activities and Materials

The materials below have been created by states to meet their specific needs in measuring family outcomes. These materials are available for states to use as examples and to assist in their efforts related to fmaily outcomes measurement. Additional resources will be provided as they become available.

Information on the ECO Family Outcomes Survey and additional resources on family outcomes can be found under Family Outcomes Measurement. State-developed materials designed specifically for parents (e.g. letters to parents, brochures about outcomes, etc.) can be found on the State Approaches: Informing Families About Outcomes page.

State Approaches



  • WWW: Accountability and Monitoring for Family Survey Data Analysis. This site provides three versions of an online presentation demonstrating how to analyze family data using MS Excel Pivot tables. The e-learning modules were designed to help local Early Intervention programs learn at their own pace and analyze their own Birth to Three Family Survey data.




  • Minnesota has developed a number of translations of the Family Outcomes Survey for Part C. They can be found on the ECO Family Outcomes Survey Versions page. Special thanks to Lisa Backer and Minnesota Part C for providing these translated versions.

North Carolina

South Carolina

  • WWW: Team for Early Childhood Solutions. Provides resources for improving family outcomes in the three outcome areas: families knowing their rights, communicating children's needs, and helping children develop and learn. Resources are also provided on delivering family-centered services.



  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute