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Document Number: 11132

2013 State of States' Early Childhood Data Systems - Most states cannot answer basic questions about their own children: are they on track to succeed in school, do they have access to quality early care, is the early care workforce adequately trained? Data on young children are in multiple, uncoordinated systems. Based on a survey of 50 states and the District of Columbia, analysts concluded that in 49 states and the District of Columbia, data on children across different programs arenít linked. Only Pennsylvania can link across state and federal systems, even though such information could help policymakers improve programs, assist ECE professionals in tailoring programs and help parents select needed services. (Early Childhood Data Collaborative, February 2014)...

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