[R-0036] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center). (2017). Website. Retrieved from: http://dasycenter.org/ [or enter “DaSy Centerin your search window].

Abstract: The DaSy Center is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and works with states to assist with the development or enhancement of data systems for Part C early intervention and Part B preschool special education programs supported through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Information for administrators, teachers, and families wanting to know more about early intervention and preschool special education data should click on For Families found on the top menu bar. A link to Data Resources for Families brings you to a website page with links to three videos titled The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale, The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data, and What is an Early Childhood Integrated Data System. Additional videos include information on how child and program data is shared with families, examples of ways that access to data can help parents participate effectively in their child’s education, and the key point of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for parents and students.

Integration: The information at this website fits well with course content presented in Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Child Development.

Content Focus: Child Development; Data; Data Resources for Families; Data System Process; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); High Quality IDEA Data; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Office of Special Education Programs; Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Integrated Data System; Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Technical Assistance

Notes: An example of an activity that can be used with this website is as follows. Have scholars click on Parent on the Data Resources for Families page and watch the 3:15 minute video. Have them discuss why sharing data with parents in a way that they understand is critical.