AISP Network: North Carolina Early Childhood Integrated Data System (NC ECIDS)

About the Work

The mission of NC ECIDS is to create a high quality, comprehensive, integrated early childhood data system for North Carolina to inform policies and practices that produce better outcomes for children and families. NC ECIDS integrates data from subsidized child care, NC Pre-K, Food and Nutrition Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, IDEA Part C, and IDEA Part B-619 to produce reports and fulfill research requests that support state priorities for young children and families. Using recently awarded Preschool Development Grant funding, NC ECIDS plans to expand our reporting and research request infrastructure and to add data from new programs to its system. NC ECIDS is also participating in state efforts to build a statewide longitudinal data system to link early childhood, education, and workforce data together.

North Carolina Early Childhood Integrated Data System (NC ECIDS) is hosted by Department of Health and Human Services.

Integrating data since: 2012

Jurisdiction: North Carolina

Scale: state

Contact: Hayley Young, Early Childhood Data Manager
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About the Data

Data Included

Child Welfare
Early Childhood
Economic Security

Current Data Uses

To inform policy
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development

Relevant Policy Priorities

Child welfare
Early childhood education
Early childhood risk factors
Healthcare service use
K-12 education
Mental health
Social determinants of health
Substance use/opioid use
Workforce training

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