Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center)

The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center) is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). DaSy Center works with states to support IDEA early intervention and early childhood special education state programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems.

DaSy Canter provides technical assistance (TA) and resources to state agencies to assist with the development or enhancement of data systems for Part C early intervention and Part B preschool special education programs supported through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The DaSy Center collaborates with other projects to leverage what is known and generate new ideas and products to help state agencies create and expand early childhood cross-agency and longitudinal data systems that include the Part C and Part B preschool data needed to collect, analyze, and report high-quality data required under IDEA.  We offer a range of supports based on our clients needs including intensive and targeted TA as well as opportunities to join DaSy Center led communities of practice or attend webinars. 

Director(s): Kathleen Hebbler, Donna Spiker

TA Providers Email:

Specialty Area

  • Data Systems
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Education Leadership
  • Educator Effectiveness
  • Educator Preparation
  • Educator Retention
  • Evidence Based Practices & Scaling Up
  • Family Engagement
  • Measuring Student Growth
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Part B – 619
  • Part C
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • System Alignment

Primary Audience

  • Administrators
  • Families
  • State Education Agencies


  • Assessment Tools
  • Consulting
  • Content Expertise
  • Convening Stakeholders
  • Facilitation



All States

Level of Support

Tiered, Universal

Additional Information

Other Services Provided: National Technical Assistance (TA)

Other Specialty Areas: IDEA Part C Data Systems; IDEA Part B-619 Data Systems