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.

Children with Disabilities

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video, which describes how to use ongoing assessment data when teaching children with disabilities.

Administrative Support

This in-service suite describes ways in which administrators can support teaching staff in conducting ongoing assessment of child progress.

Observation: The Heart of Individualizing Responsive Care

Use this resource with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors who work with infants, toddlers, and their families.It offers information on observation as well as strategies to support and strengthen this important component of quality infant and toddler care.

Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Observation

These are tools for learning about a child. They provide information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a picture of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process which provides information about development over time. Observation, watching a child in order to learn about her, is a part of assessment. When there is a concern about a child's development, early intervention providers do an evaluation.