Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

If are reading this blog, you probably have an important leadership role in the early childhood field. So, I don’t need to explain the science and research about why investing in early childhood systems is important to achieving and sustaining positive outcomes for our children, our families, our workforce and our communities. You also know that to make informed policy, management and systems building decisions, you need valid, reliable and comprehensive data.


In the simplest terms, you need data that will support your state with short and long-term analysis about:

  • Who is delivering services?
  • What services are being delivered?
  • Where are the services being delivered?
  • Who is receiving services?
  • How long do they receive services?
  • Do the services result in positive outcomes?


We’ve made significant strides in securing bipartisan Congressional support for investment in early childhood. Likewise, many governors are championing early childhood in their states. These increased public investments mean increased need for data and analysis.

Use of technology is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. The rapid rise of technology in our lives has changed how we function as individuals. It has changed how we want to see and use data. And it has changed our expectations about how we provide and receive services.

Now may be the perfect time for your state to revisit your vision and needs for an integrated early childhood data system solution. At TCC, we have nearly 20 years of experience in early childhood data system work in states.   We’ve taken that experience and developed early childhood data system products that can work for any state. Find out more about what Ascend and eXpedite can do for your state. And let us know when you are ready to take your next steps.

Visit our website to find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Data Systems, including Ascend and eXpedite


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