Collecting Data

Programs can collect data on a variety of topics to track quality and efficacy. Learn how program goals determine what tools to use to track child development and parent–child interaction, for example.

Using and Sharing Data

These tip sheets offer common uses of education data in Head Start and Early Head Start. Learn ways to use and share data to tell a program’s story.

Measuring What Matters

Using data to track family and program progress is an essential part of strengthening parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE). Explore this three-part webinar series from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) to learn how programs can use data to track progress toward expected family outcomes and to make program improvements.

Learning Community Around Data

Read how Head Start teachers in Minnesota created a statewide learning community that has not only studied the value of authentic assessment but has also built a state Head Start database that combines assessment, demographic, and classroom information.