WI ECIDS Overview
In 2011, The State of Wisconsin committed to developing an Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) to support regular data exchanges as well as ad hoc research requests. Early childhood data linkages have been established between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The WI ECIDS was implemented in December of 2017 and is now available for use by DPI, DCF and DHS personnel.
To learn more, please take about 10 minutes to watch our overview video!
Wisconsin ECIDS Overview Video:
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Examine a new report (October, 2018) by the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) which provides a state-by-state understanding of early childhood data systems. Wisconsin is included and called out as a leader in the area of ECIDS Data Governance.
Wisconsin's ECIDS Mission Statement:
The use of the ECIDS will result in better outcomes for Wisconsin children, families and communities by providing the participating agencies' (currently DCF, DPI and DHS) internal researchers, content specialists and analysts with cross-departmental information to guide decisions about investing resources in effective, sustainable strategies while maintaining privacy, confidentiality and departmental accountability.
Please feel free to browse the pages below to learn more about ECIDS history and to access valuable resources.