The Data and Evaluation Committee is working towards Goal 4 of the VECAP: To build an early childhood system that is integrated, well-resourced, and data-informed.
The committee is charged with prioritizing the vision for, and progress towards, data integration; creating and monitoring a data development agenda and priorities for Vermont’s Early Childhood System (prenatal through age eight); serving as the accountability mechanism to monitor progress toward the 4 goals of the VECAP; and serving as a primary advisor for research, data, and evaluation efforts. The committee executes this charge by convening data stewards, agency leaders, and content and evaluation experts to discuss the strategy, challenges, capacity and infrastructure in place, or needed, to consistently use evidence and high-quality data to inform policy and programs within Vermont’s Early Childhood System.
Public Partners & Data Stewards
Child Development Division & Children’s Integrated Services
Department of Health/Maternal and Child Health
Department of Mental Health
Economic Services Division
Family Services Division
Head Start Collaboration Office
Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Commission on Women
Vermont Department of Labor (as needed)
Academic Partners & Data Stewards
Community College of Vermont
University of Vermont: Center for Disability and Community Inclusion
University of Vermont: Department of Education
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
Private Partners & Data Stewards
Education Development Center
Hunger Free Vermont
Let’s Grow Kids
Vermont Association for Education of Young Children (VTAEYC)
Voices for Vermont’s Children
Private Philanthropic & Other Community Partners (as needed)
A.D. Henderson Foundation
VECAP Committee Consultants: Families and Communities, EC Investment, Early Learning and Development, Child Outcomes Accountability Team, Professional Preparation and Development, and the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Team (ECICT)
Vermont Business Roundtable & other business partners
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