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.

Leader’s Role in Data

Explore the leader’s role in pulling together a variety of data sources 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.

Let's Talk about Data! Leading Cultures of Inquiry

This webinar promotes meaningful data dialogues by keeping interactions real, learning-focused, and child-centered. It includes practical ideas to use data in meaningful dialogue, a three-step model to guide data-driven inquiry, and strategies for using child outcome information.

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.