The long-term goal of the Data for Action initiative is to enable public agencies in California to meet the needs of young children and their families by using high-quality integrated data to guide continuous improvement, and inform policies and practices. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create an integrated family-driven system of services for young children.

Priority Areas

  • Improving the quality of early childhood data.
  • Establishing appropriate measures and indicators of family and child well-being to track child outcomes throughout the 0-8 continuum.
  • Maximizing child- and population-level data to advance the linkage and integration of child-level data across early childhood systems to 1) better identify needs, 2) improve coordination of services, 3) inform systems and policies, and 4) guide the investment of public resources for children and families.