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Measuring What Matters: Webinar Series

Explore the four data activities for PFCE data in this three-part webinar series. Learn how leaders at the program, state, and regional levels can use data to track progress toward expected family outcomes and to make program improvements. Hear from other Head Start and Early Head Start programs about their experiences using data to strengthen their partnerships with families, children, and community partners.

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PFCE Simulation Series: Boosting School Readiness through Effective Family Engagement

What you do and say matters! Explore and practice everyday strategies to develop positive goal-oriented relationships with a family. These relationships are key to our work with children and families, including the journey toward school readiness. Simulation 1 allows you to practice building bonds with families, beginning with an intake visit. Simulation 2 explores the process of developing and implementing goals with families. NEW! Simulation 3 explores using strengths-based attitudes to partner with families during challenging times.

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Measuring Relationship Quality: FPTRQ Measures

The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Measures are comprehensive tools that help programs assess relationships. Use them to look at the relationships between families and providers, teachers, and family services staff for children birth to 5 years of age.

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Orientation to the Digital Markers of Progress

Explore this online course to learn how to best use the Digital Markets of Progress (DMOP) tool to track your program’s progress in implementing the PFCE Framework. Create a plan of action for continuous program improvement.

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Measuring What Matters: Exercises in Data Management

Explore this series of Parent, Family, and Community (PFCE) resources to learn how to use data more effectively in your work with children and families. These resources will help you support family progress and strengthen your efforts to provide quality services for families by using the four data activities: prepare, collect, aggregate and analyze, and use and share.

Introduction [PDF, 291KB]
Learn more about how you can use this series with your Head Start, Early Head Start, or early child and education program. See how the series relates to the four data activities and what you will learn about each.

Exercise 1: Prepare [PDF, 89KB]
Use this exercise to think about the first step to use data to support your work with families. Careful preparation includes asking the right questions, considering the data you already have, and thinking about the data you want to collect to show the reach and impact of your work with children and families.

Exercise 2: Collect [PDF, 466KB]
Collecting high-quality data is essential for tracking progress toward child and family outcomes. Explore how to prepare for data collection. Choose methods to help you gather data to track progress in line with your program's goals, objectives, and expected outcomes.

Exercise 3: Analyze and Aggregate [PDF, 1.2MB]
Learn ways to analyze the PFCE data your program has collected over time. Aggregate and disaggregate data to get a whole picture of the progress your program and families are making.

Exercise 4: Use & Share [PDF, 4.3MB]
Use your program's PFCE data to tell a story! This exercise will help you present and share data in accurate, appealing, and accessible ways to show family and program progress.

Resource Guide [PDF, 157KB]
Expand your knowledge and use of data to track family progress using this resource guide. Find resources to help you get started, as well as for program planning and evaluation.

Last Reviewed: May 2016

Last Updated: June 29, 2016