Building a Culture of Inquiry

Explore a broad range of informational and actionable resources to build knowledge that advances the effective use of data.

This guide provides a framework and the tools and vocabulary needed to support data-informed conversations and actions.

A national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. US Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support Early Intervention and early childhood special education programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated data systems.

A compiled set of Critical Questions, developed by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), a state data system for early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) should provide the data to answer.

Data Visualization

Explore publications that use data to improve the lives of young children.


Learn how to inspire change through the stories we can tell with data.

Learn to be intentional about your use of color and text to communicate your message with data visualization.

Data Report Resources​

Use a free trial of Lynda to access Excel tutorials. Search “Excel” and you will find many resources to match varying levels of expertise. 

This webinar reviews the Early Intervention Data Reporting System and answers some important questions about Early Intervention reports.


The Powerpoint that accompanies the Early Intervention Reports 101 Webinar.

This webinar explores ways to think about, access and interpret Early Intervention data to manage a program and successfully complete Early Intervention verification activities.

​The Powerpoint that accompanies the How to “Read” Monthly/Yearly Reports Webinar

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