Data & Quality Improvement Institute
July 14-30, 2020
For the past two years, Early Intel’s Quality Improvement Summit has introduced early childhood leaders to a range of resources to strengthen the use of data and continuous quality improvement. The Institute builds on this experience, through six online sessions composed of two distinct modules, with top quality training to help programs meet federal Performance Standard requirements around data and quality improvement.
Virtual Data Boot Camp
The Institute’s first module is a two-week (four session) Data Boot Camp led by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Zaentz Early Education Initiative. The Boot Camp focuses on high-lever data strategies and mindsets to drive improvements in behavior management, language and literacy environments and everyday practice. We will emphasize moving from mere compliance, to using data to drive higher-impact management and stronger outcomes.
- Explore the landscape of data collection in settings serving young learners.
- Review key types of information to gather, effective data analysis and data-use practice for early childhood programs.
- Explore practices that foster data-use mindsets among educators and improve leadership and learning communities.
Introduction to CQI
The second module (two sessions) of the Institute will introduce tools and practices to support continuous quality improvement (CQI), as mandated in the Head Start Performance Standards. CQI represents a distinct mindset and a methodology with particular tools and practices, including problem identification, root cause analysis, process mapping and solutions testing.
These introductory presentations will enable the beginner to learn basic tools and concepts including problem identification, understanding a problem as part of a larger system, the use of rapid tests for guiding solutions, and how to think about engaging staff and customers to diagnose issues.
Who Should Register?
The Institute is designed for a broad audience of program directors, managers and supervisors looking to incorporate data and quality improvement into their program. Program teams will benefit, with opportunities to confer on content between sessions. Any manager with responsibility for measuring performance and driving quality will appreciate this training.
Photos from last year’s Q.I. Summit, which inspired this July’s online Institute.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
The Q.I. Institute is a great opportunity to connect with early childhood program directors and managers who are leading the way on data and quality improvement. For details on advertising or sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected].
What People are Saying
Participant feedback from previous events
“I’ll be sharing a lot with my team about presenting and analyzing data and about chronic absence. Got new and relevant ideas. Very applicable to our work.”
“Learning about various data collection tools was really valuable.”
“Panel discussion and speakers were all excellent! Stuart’s ability to engage and demonstrate examples of how to make data tell a story was so beneficial. Thank you!”
“Examples of real data….it opened my eyes as to what to collect and what to do with what we’ve collected for CQI.”
“The hands on “real” tools and strategies to help us do this work at home is invaluable.”
“Opening panel was full of ah-hah! Moments and it set the tone and expectations for the rest of the event.”
“The topic and the varied speakers were great. Loved the variety.”
“All the information was amazing. I like that I didn’t have to choose which sessions to attend.”