As Head Start programs seek to strengthen their data use, they are beginning to use a new kind of resource: coaches. Data coaches started appearing in K-12 school districts over a decade ago. They help faculty glean insights from the mass of information they collect. With new federal requirements for data, now Head Start programs are engaging coaches as well.
Dispatches from the intersection of ECE data & quality improvement
Head Start leaders from YMCA of the East Bay share how they’re using CQI strategies to improve teacher wellness and better serve their community.
FA2 visits provide a chance to focus your team on federal expectations, think more deeply about data, reflect on your practice, and grow together as a team.
Chronic absence in PreK predicts a child’s failure to read at grade level.
Head Start self-assessments can be a valuable planning tool, a means to thinking about data collection, and a learning opportunity.
Data stories can be an opportunity–or a pitfall–on your next federal review, depending on your team’s knowledge, tools and preparation.
Every five years, when Focus Area Two reviews come around, it’s a chance for Head Start programs to demonstrate their impact and tell their data story. Here are some mistakes to avoid.
Child Start shares how they use Head Start CQI to meet community needs.
Two improvement coaches share how they got into coaching, why they’re passionate about continuous quality improvement (CQI), and how this work helps Head Start programs.
EarlyIntel sat down with Kitsap Community Resources to find out how they’re using Head Start CQI to streamline their enrollment process and prepare for federal reviews.