The mission of the Results Matter program is to positively influence the lives of children and families by using child, family, program and system outcomes data to inform early childhood practices and policy. The child and family outcomes describe the benefits that are desired for children and their families as a result of participating in early childhood care and education programs and services. The rich evidence gleaned through ongoing child assessment, family outcomes surveys and program quality evaluation, supports results driven program and policy decisions, and provides the means to demonstrate the efficacy of services available to Colorado’s children and families.
The data obtained through Results Matter will be used to describe child progress across specific developmental and educational domains as well as through global outcomes developed by the national Early Childhood Outcomes Center and the U.S. Department of Education. These outcomes illustrate the integrated nature of early childhood development and allow the comparison of information from programs using different assessment tools.
Results Matter promotes:
- assessment of child learning and developmental progress
- collection of family outcomes information
- the use of child and family outcomes data to inform program and policy decisions
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