An Integrated Stage-Based Framework for Implementation of Early Childhood Programs and Systems (a brief of the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation) highlights the importance of teams and effective data and monitoring in planning and implementation. Both topics are discussed in this section. For more details on the role of teams and the use of data, please see the Resources section.
 Metz, A., Naoom, S. F., Halle, T., & Bartley, L. (2015). An integrated stage-based framework for implementation of early childhood programs and systems. OPRE research brief 201548. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.