How will your provide the highest quality education to young children? ... Use data to track and understand children's developmental progress
♦ Enforce consistent scheduling and service provision
♦ Support staff professional development and quality practices
♦ Improve parent engagement
♦ Have meaningful outcome data at all levels: child, classroom, programs, organizations and communities
Early childhood education can produce significant gains in a child’s learning and development, and early childhood education professionals are committed to providing high quality activities and experiences to support this important mission. Early childhood education may consist of any number of activities and experiences designed to aid in the cognitive and social development of preschoolers before they enter elementary school. As understanding on what qualifies as "care" vs "education", and determing which programs are high quality, the need for data management is now foundational to support best practices in early education.
COMET's program attendance, service management, pre-post assessment and communication module can be used in combination to support a high quality early childhood education practice. With screening, normed assessments, pre-post reports and progress monitoring, our complete web-based database system is HIPAA & FERPA compliant and supports longitudinal analysis. Use our class, program and activity groupings to maintain a balance between individual, small group, and large group activities, and to maintain a balanced schedule that does not overly tire the children. Support scheduled communication between teachers/staff and parents/caregivers. Record, check and communicate on children’s progress more frequently.
Early Education & Childcare Programs
- may be center-based, home-based, or in a public school.
- may be offered part-day, full-day or year-round schedule.
- may be operated privately, by a school district, by a community-based organization (CBO) or through a federally funded program like Head Start.
- include preschool for three-, four-, or five-year olds provided in childcare, daycare and nursery school settings, as well as more conventional preschool or pre-kindergarten classrooms.
Children's Institute - Early Childhood Programs
Early childhood administrators and educators look to Children’s Institute for services, training, programs, and partnerships that can make positive and measurable differences in early childhood education efforts.
RECAP is a community-wide assessment process that improves the quality of programs for three- and four-year-olds, including prekindergarten classrooms. Over 2,000 children and 170 classrooms are assessed annually.
Primary Project is useful for teachers and parents of pre-k through third grade children who may be experiencing school adjustment challenges
Pathways is a child care accreditation service developed by a partnership of community experts in the field of early education and care.
If you use the assessment measures produced by Children's Institute, then COMET is available to help you improve the efficiency of your evaluation efforts by allowing you to move away from paper-based assessments to an electronic system. With COMET you can screen, monitor and evaluate the children served in real-time. The data is accessible immediately - no lag time due to mailing in completed forms and waiting for summary reports. Users can evaluate the data from multiple levels - by the individual, by group, by grade and by school. With flexible reporting, COMET allows you to understand and demonstrate the impact of a program for the children it serves.