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AEM has invested in building a world-class hub of early childhood expertise.

We offer a full spectrum of early childhood technical assistance, data management, information technology, and research and evaluation services, which are backed in turn by a team of accomplished practitioners, university faculty, and researchers. We support early childhood initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.

We specialize in creating innovations that support comprehensive and integrated systems for delivery of programs and services for children and families. As just one of the many capabilities within AEM Education Services, we are able to draw on existing K-20 education partnerships for support, such as Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS), including Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS); Common Education Data Standards (CEDS); and the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

We focus on collaborative efforts such as DaSy with SRI International, Regional Comprehensive Centers with ICF and Westat, and military child care research with leading subject matter experts.

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The PDG TA project used a multi-vehicle delivery model for providing technical assistance that offers a variety of access modalities for state and federal audiences. We made intensive, differentiated TA available to funded grantees to support their grantee award projects, and used different TA access strategies to support states and their subgrantees.


Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool

Sustaining quality inclusive early childhood programs for children from families with lower incomes is a concern for all administrators. The goal of this brief is to increase awareness of available funding strategies, add some new funding streams (i.e., PDG funds) to the mix for consideration, and profile how local administrators are making them work.

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SLDS Early Childhood Integrated Data System Guide

Coordinated by AEM experts, this guide offers practical suggestions and resources for each step in the overall process of integrating data across early childhood and connecting the data to a P-20W+ SLDS.

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