What is Quality Data for Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers?

What is Quality Data for Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers?

Head Start and Early Head Start programs serving infants and toddlers collect a lot of data. These data are used to inform program planning and decision making at the child and program levels. This information sheet addresses why quality data is important and provides information about six characteristics of quality data. It also includes questions to consider in managing quality data. This resource is designed for use by federal staff, T/TA providers, and program administrators.



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This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.