ABOUT VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION, SMART BEGINNINGS AND THIS TOOLKIT
The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation serves as the convener between public and private sectors to increase efficiencies, encourage innovation and create partnerships. VECF believes in the power of actionable information to support the responsibility and opportunity to be accountable, equitable, effective, and efficient in delivering services and opportunities for Virginia’s children, families, communities, and the Commonwealth.
Compiling data capacity building tools and making them readily available is one of the many avenues VECF is pursuing to build out systems, knowledge, skills, and frameworks for using data to achieve important school readiness goals.
This toolkit includes examples of text and visuals that can help you communicate with data more clearly and effectively. Also, there are numerous links to websites and online tools that you will find helpful. Below are some examples of popular tools both for Data Sharing and Data Use.
View a sample form for requesting Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessment (PALS-K) data from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for a data project with regional school divisions.