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Building Resilient Data Analytics | 2021 ECDataWorks Virtual Convening

Date: February 22–26 2021
Locations: Online


ECDataWorks (ECDW) supports state early care and education systems to advance policy and programs through the strategic use of integrated data. To continue to support state teams, ECDW is hosting a national meeting on Building Resilient Data Analytics, February 22 – 26, 2021.

The convening will highlight national examples, hear from leading experts in data analytics, and have opportunities for state teams to work together on advancing their analytics to support the information needs of their state agencies.

The conference is invite-only, and registration is required to enroll in workshops. However, our speaker and panel discussion sessions will be live streamed and available to the general public from this page (see below) via the ECDataWorks YouTube channel.

If you have questions concerning invitation to conference and/or registration, please contact Bridget Goldhahn at

Free Public Speaker & Panel Discussion Sessions 

Monday, February 22, 2021
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Centering Racial Equity Across the Data Lifecycle

Presenter: Della Jenkins, Executive Director, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy; School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Session description: Session description coming soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

What’s Missing and Why Does it Matter?

Presenter: Iheoma Iruka, Ph.D., Director of Equity Research-Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG)

Session description: Session description coming soon.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
3:40 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Panel Discussion: National Perspective on Defining Success for an ECIDS

Presenters: Jessie Escobar (Office of Head Start), Lindsey Hutchison (Office of Head Start), Nancy Sharkey (U.S. Department of Education), Meredith Miceli (U.S. Department of Education), Richard Gonzales (Department of Health & Human Services/Administration for Children and Families), Kyle Peplinski (Health Resources and Services Administration)

Session description: This panel session will feature six federal representatives from the Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, U.S.  Department of Education, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. The panelists will discuss the federal programs supporting integrated data systems, what success looks like for states with an ECIDS, and how federal offices are collaborating to support the work.

Friday, February 26, 2021
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Three Perspectives to strategic ECIDS partnerships

Richard Gonzales, September Jarrett, Natasha Nicolai

Session description: This panel session will feature a national representative, a philanthropic organization, and a state leader. The speakers will discuss the importance of building the capacity of state agencies and creating strategic partnerships across multiple state agencies.


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