Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Analyst

Early childhood national conferences provide state policy makers and advocates with rich learning and networking opportunities that advance our capacity to better serve families and children.

The 2019 NAEYC Public Policy Forum was an important way for us to come together to be heard on issues critical to early childhood education and educators; to sharpen our advocacy skills, to build our networks, and to strengthen our relationships with representatives on Capitol Hill. The event was held February 24 -26, 2019 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

At last count, 45 states sent teams to participate in the Forum. In just one day, NAEYC affiliates held nearly 300 meetings with their legislators to educate them about the importance of early childhood education and to advocate for continued and increased investments.

TCC Early Childhood Data Systems – Solutions that Work for States

Over the past 20 years, TCC has developed data solutions that support an array of early childhood programs, including: Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy program, child care licensing, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), pre-K management system, and professional development registry (PDR) systems.

We’ve taken our extensive experience and subject matter expertise to develop products that can be configured to meet any state need.

  • States use Ascend to manage the complex system of early childhood programming and better inform their short and long-term program, policy and investment decisions.
  • States use eXpedite as an off-line, mobile solution to capture licensing inspection and other early childhood data that may be collected onsite. Field data can be synched to Ascend or any back-end system in a matter of seconds.

To learn more about TCC’s Early Childhood Data Systems please visit our website or email Mike.Boyle

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