Consumer Education Data Practices and Websites
These resources can help CCDF Lead Agencies and their partners use data to inform their consumer education practices.
The following resources focus on data practices.
Navigating the Elements of a Consumer Friendly Website
This sesion shared consumer education website elements, the process states use to build their websites, and pracical information to develop and enhance sites.
Building a Data Sharing Partnership with Other Organizations
This resource, part of a series, offers suggestions for initiating conversations with other organizations about sharing and linking data.
Common Education Data Standards
CEDS is an educational data management initiative that works to streamline the understanding of data within and across preschool through workforce institutions.
This checklist can help agencies establish successful data governance programs to ensure individual privacy and confidentiality of education records.
Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS) Toolkit
This toolkit contains information, guidance, templates, and other resources to help state ECIDS leadership plan for, develop, or enhance their ECIDSs.
ECIDS Toolkit: Data Governance
This part of the tooklit includes a data governance guide, a self-assessment, challenges and strategies, and related resources.
ECIDS Toolkit: Planning and Management
This part of the toolkit includes a project planning and management guide, a self-assessment, challenges and strategies, and related resources.
ECIDS Toolkit: Stakeholder Engagement
This part of the toolkit includes a stakeholder engagement guide, a self-assessment, challenges and strategies, and related resources.
This part of the toolkit includes a sustainability guide, a self-assessment, challenges and strategies, and related resources.
This toolkit supports effective data collection and the use of data to answer important policy and reporting questions.
Supporting Children and Families’ Access to Early Education
This brief offers recommendations for improving families' access to high-quality programs.
Privacy Technical Assistance Center
PTAC provides information and guidance on privacy, confidentiality, and security practices through a variety of resources, including training materials.
Answering Key Questions with an Early Childhood Data System
This issue brief describes a seven-step process to design and use essential questions in an early childhood data system.
Strategies for Engaging Early Learning Stakeholders
This resource explores roles in developing and implementing an ECIDS, highlighting differences between partner engagement and data governance.
Website Tools and Best Practices
The folllowing resources focus on consumer education websites.
CCDF Consumer Education Website Requirements Fillable Checklist
This fillable checklist indicates the 12 consumer education components that states and territories are required to offer on their consumer education websites.
CCDF Consumer Education Website Requirements Infographic
This infographic depicts the 12 consumer education components that states and territories are required to offer on their consumer education websites.
State and Territory Child Care Consumer Education Website: Self-Assessment Checklist
This assessment tool helps states determine if their consumer education websites meet CCDF standards and best practices for user-friendly website design.
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