Linking Head Start Data with State Early Care and Education Coordinated Data Systems

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodMar 2 2015

When linked to other early care and education data systems, data collected by Head Start programs on their children, program services, and workforce can inform key decisions by state policymakers and guide efforts to improve early childhood programs. To better understand some of the challenges, successes, and strategies involved with linking Head Start with state data systems, the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) contacted and interviewed a sample of Head Start and state early childhood leaders in a dozen states.