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Improvement Science Resources for Early Childhood

We help identify improvement strategies, build your staff’s data skills, and strengthen school readiness.

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Why Early Intel?

We connect quality to data.

A high quality early childhood program can help close the achievement gap. But how do you know if you are high quality? How do your staff know if they are being effective? And how can you find measures that are easy to use and understand? At Early Intel, we help Head Start programs find usable, clear improvement metrics where everyone is on the same page and your children and program thrive.

Improvement Science Resources for Early Childhood

What We Do

Early Intel helps early childhood managers improve program quality and strengthen their impact. We bring a real world, on the ground approach with proven strategies. We do this through a mix of improvement science, innovative solutions and training to build your program’s capacity.



Our Quality Improvement Summit features practical, quality improvement strategies and solutions that can be implemented by programs of all sizes.

Q.I. Network

Our Quality Improvement Network combines data dashboards, benchmarking and expert training and coaching to support a learning community of program leaders working to strengthen local performance.


Building a capacity around data and quality improvement requires expertise, leadership and discipline.  Our consulting helps managers execute the strategies and tactics that advance child and family outcomes.

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
~ Mark Twain

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Just received notice of a favorite EdTech and innovation conference (which has added an early childhood strand in recent years). Of course it's virtual this year, but the really good news is, now it's FREE: Thanks @asugsvsummit, @innatepromise

Just finished our 3 week, virtual training for Head Start on data and improvement science. Encouraging to see how aligned the thinking from @ZaentzHarvardEd is to our @Head Start leaders. Thanks @Region 9 Head Start Association, @NonieLesaux, et al -

2021 Q.I. Network is forming. Membership includes data warehouse, dashboard analytics, benchmarking, expert faculty, facilitated learning groups and implementation coaching: Thanks @Region 9 Head Start Association, @[email protected]

Meta-review by PACE finds that QRIS requirements have a weak and inconsistent association with child outcomes. Maybe it's time State PreK invest in #CQI the way #HeadStart has, emphasizing practitioner level data use and engagement? via @edpolicyinca

An equity agenda starting in early childhood, informed by EC experts and designed to close opportunity gaps in learning systems. Thanks to @ChildrensEquity @Bipartisan Policy Center @BPC_Bipartisan @HSFdn #StartWithEquity:,

We're excited about the strong response to our online Data Bootcamp with @ZaentzHarvardEd and the CQI team from Early Intel, starting next week! Thanks to co-hosts @Region9HS @Region 9 Head Start Association and the PA, NY and NY HS Associations.

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