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Source: ECTA Center - February 20, 2015
The ECTA Center recently announced its System Framework for Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs organized around 6 interrelated components: Governance; Finance; Personnel/Workforce; Data System; Accountability & Quality Improvement, and Quality Standards. Each component contains a set of subcomponents that identify key areas of content within the component. Each subcomponent contains a set of quality indicators that specify what needs to be in place to support a high quality early intervention and preschool special education system. A glossary is also available and a corresponding self-assessment tool will be available soon. Streaming Presentation: ECTA System Framework: A Tool for Building High-Quality State Part C and Section 619 System (48 minutes).
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway - Retrieved February 20, 2015
The Child Welfare Information Gateway recently launched the Family Engagement Inventory (FEI), a web-based tool designed to assist professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early childhood education, and education understand how family engagement is defined and implemented across these fields of practice. It is meant to promote understanding of the commonalities and differences in family engagement across the disciplines in order to support cross-system collaboration among multiple systems often working with the same children and families.
Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - February 19, 2015
A new report Toddlers in Early Head Start: A Portrait of 2-Year-Olds, Their Families, and the Programs Serving Them (2015) describes findings from the second wave of data collection for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) conducted by Mathematica Policy Research. The report addresses the following questions:
The report was published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.