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Data Basics

Online • On-Demand • 3 PD Hrs

This course explores the role of data in Head Start and answers two questions: “Why do people care so much about data?” and “What does this have to do with me?”


Data is vital to measuring the impact of Head Start and front line staff play a key role in making sure that data is accurate, timely, and usable. Developed in partnership with the experts at Acorn Evaluation, Data Basics helps staff understand why they are asked to collect so much data and how critical it is in supporting children and families.

Course Level: Any level

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Leadership and Management, Parents and Families, Program Operations, Support Services

Course Meeting Times: None

Completion Timeline/Duration: One month

Course Author

Dr. Greg Dixon

Dr. Greg Dixon

Dr. Greg Dixon is the Chief Analytics Officer at Acorn Evaluation. Dr. Greg is the leading designer of professional development programs to build data literacy in Head Start. He brings two decades of award-winning experience as a professor and curriculum designer to the development of programs that make data fun and accessible to all.

Registration Rates

Regular Rate: $295

NHSA Member Rate: $150

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  • Online, Self Paced Content
  • 3 Hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • 3 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion



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