Topic: Best Practice

Data Design Initiative

The Data Design Initiative improves capacity for using data and evidence to advance the wellbeing of Head Start children and families.

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Data Literacy Credential

Educate managers and directors in data literacy; the ability to communicate about the use of data; and basic storytelling with data skills.

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CDA Training Pathways

This program guides candidates through the entire CDA credentialing process. The self-paced coursework gives students the flexibility to learn on their own schedule, while our dedicated faculty provide one-on-one coaching and the additional support necessary to ensure all of our students complete the entire CDA program.

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Fiscal Essentials

Whether you are budgeting for annual wages and benefits, overseeing renovations to a facility, or responsible for a single site’s overall budget, knowing and complying with all of the fiscal requirements associated with Head Start services is essential. This course goes beyond the basics and covers the fiscal responsibilities of staff who oversee funds and property.

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Data Essentials

Data Essentials explores how data is used in practice in today’s Head Start world and answers two questions: “How can data be used to make things better?” and “How can I be sure that the data I collect helps children and families?”

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Data Basics

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?”

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Fiscal Basics

This course introduces financial basics that everyone in Head Start needs to know. Participants will learn where Head Start funds come from, how they can be used, and the responsibilities staff and governing bodies have as stewards of federal dollars.

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Child Assessments: Telling Stories with Data

NHSA partnered the University of Oregon and the Oklahoma University Early Childhood Education Institute to host The What and Why of Child Assessments webinar series.

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Moneyball

Child Assessments Worksheet

Data Capacity Toolkit

Better, Simpler Early Childhood Assessments