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Takeaways from the Data and Q.I. Institute

To be honest: when we first recruited the Harvard team to present their early childhood data bootcamp to Head Start leaders, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Professors Nonie and Stephanie of the Zaentz Early Education Initiative are respected educators, but they have limited experience with Head Start. Our…

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Headstart Covid-19

Findings from National Program Survey

Early Intel and the National Head Start Association have released findings from a joint survey of over 300 Head Start programs, regarding how they're responding to closures from Covid-19. The survey found that while most programs were forced to close their doors, staff continued to provide services, often in creative…

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Planning for Trauma Informed Care

Thanks to new federal funding, Head Start programs have the opportunity to strengthen their approach to trauma. The ability of staff to recognize the impact of trauma in themselves and others, to understand the effects and to effectively respond offers a chance to make a real difference in the lives…

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Drive Continuous Improvement in Your Program

Tweets of Interest

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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