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Statewide Performance Measures (effective July 1, 2021)

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Tool O: ECI Statewide Performance Measures 

Effective July 1, 2021

 

By Iowa Code, all ECI investments in programs and services are required to report data as defined by the ECI State Board.  This tool outlines the required data items by service type.

Direct Service Types

Direct Service Types

Car Seat Safety

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of car seats checked

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per child

Outcomes:

  • % of car seats that were not installed properly and corrected

Crisis/Emergency Care

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of families
  • Marital status of primary caregiver
  • Household size
  • Federal poverty level
  • Education level of primary caregiver
  • Race of child
  • Ethnicity of child
  • # of programs
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per child
  • % of programs rating 3 or higher in the QRS system or rating 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of families with decreased stress
  • % of families connected to additional concrete supports
  • % of families participating in parent education opportunities

Dental

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children 

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of children screened for caries
  • % of children screened and referred for services/treatment
  • Cost per child

Outcomes:

  • % of children referred for dental treatment that went to a dentist
  • % of children who are cavity free

Early Care & Education Scholarships

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source








     

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • Marital status of primary caregiver
  • Household size
 
  • Federal poverty level
 
  • Education level of primary caregiver
  • Race of child
  • Ethnicity of child
  • # of programs
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative
  • Education level of lead teachers

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of children screened with ASQ-3
  • % of children screened with ASQ:SE 
  • % of children screened with ASQ-3 and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • % of children screened with ASQ:SE and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • Cost per child
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of children demonstrating age appropriate skills as assessed by the ASQ-3
  • % of children demonstrating age appropriate skills as assessed by the ASQ:SE

Early Care & Education Supportive Services

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of programs
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of children screened with ASQ-3
  • % of children screened with ASQ:SE 
  • % of children screened with ASQ-3 and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • % of children screened with ASQ:SE and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • Cost per child
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of children demonstrating age appropriate skills as assessed by the ASQ-3
  • % of children demonstrating age appropriate skills as assessed by the ASQ:SE

Health Services

 

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of children screened for: (list screening)
  • % of children screened and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • Cost per child

Outcomes:

  • % of children referred and received follow up services/treatment

Literacy

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of families

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per child

Outcomes:

  • % of families that report an increase in reading to their child each day
  • % of families that report an increase in talking with their child about new words in stories

Prenatal/Postnatal

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of mothers
  • # of families

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of children screened for: (list screening)
  • % of children screened and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • % of mothers screened for postpartum depression
  • % of mothers screened and referred for follow up services/treatment
  • Cost per family

Outcomes

  • % children referred and received follow up services/treatment
  • % mothers referred and received follow up services/treatment

Transportation

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of children
  • # of days transportation provided

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per child

Outcome:

  • % of days children attended preschool and transportation provided

 

 

Indirect Service Types

Indirect Service Types

Business Investment Program

(See Tool M; this is a program operated only by
Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral.

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of businesses that submitted an application
  • # of businesses awarded a grant
  • # of businesses participating in the QRS and IQ4K systems
  • # of start-up businesses
  • # of expansion businesses
  • # of businesses participating in quality improvement activities

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of applications awarded
  • % of businesses that received at least one incentive

Outcomes:

  • % of businesses that submitted a reimbursement claim

 

Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC)

 

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of visits
  • # of programs
  • # of programs participating in QRS and IQ4K rating systems
  • # of special health care needs
  • # of technical assistance contacts
  • # of programs that improved health and safety conditions in their early learning environments
  • # of Healthy Child Care Iowa DHS approved trainings provided by the CCNC
  • # of participants attending HCCI trainings

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per program
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of special needs health care plans in place
  • % of programs receiving CCNC services that improve health and safety conditions in their early learning environments
  • % of participants that report increased knowledge as a result of HCCI trainings

Coordinated Intake

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
 
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of family intakes processed

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of families referred to a program/service
  • Cost per family

Outcomes:

  • % of families referred that enrolled in a family support program
  • % of families referred that did not enroll in a family support program

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of consultants
  • # of hours of consultation services
  • # of staff
  • # of individual case consultation sessions
  • # of group consultation sessions
  • # of staff training sessions
  • # of parent or community training sessions
  • # of referrals to mental health-related services

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of staff reporting that the consultant makes time for them when they have a question or concern
  • % of staff reporting that the consultant is knowledgeable about children’s typical and atypical developmental progress
  • % of consultants endorsed (or in the process of becoming endorsed) in Iowa’s Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health Endorsement

Outcomes:

  • % of staff reporting an increase in competency and self-confidence in addressing children’s social and emotional development
  • % of staff reporting an increase in job satisfaction
  • % of staff reporting that the consultant works as a partner to help meet children’s needs
  • % of staff retained in the program
  • % of reduction in behavior incident reports (only applicable to classroom-based settings)

Mental Health Supports: Early Childhood-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (EC-PBIS)

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of EC-PBIS trained coaches
  • # of hours of EC-PBIS coaching
  • # of staff
  • # of programs
  • # of behavior incident reports

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of staff reporting that the coach makes time for them when they have a question or concern
  • % of staff reporting that the coach is knowledgeable about children’s typical and atypical developmental progress
  • Cost per program

Outcomes:

  • % of staff reporting an increase in competency and self-confidence to support children with EC-PBIS supports/strategies

Professional Development - Conferences

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of participants
  • # of conferences
 
  • # of conferences by category

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of conferences by category

Outcomes:

None

Professional Development - Credit-bearing

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of participants
  • # of courses attended for academic credit
  • # of credit-bearing courses by category

Quality/Efficiency

  • % of credit-bearing courses by category
  • Cost per participant

Outcomes:

None

Professional Development - Training

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of trainings
  • # of trainings in by category

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of trainings by category  
  • Cost per training

Outcomes:

None

Public Awareness/Child Fairs

 

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of activities
  • # of families
  • # of estimated reach

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per activity

Outcomes:

% of families with an increased awareness of ECI and early childhood services available to their child

Quality Improvement for Early Learning

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # programs
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative

Quality/Efficiency:

  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

% of programs that increased or maintained the highest level in the QRS or IQ4K system

Scholarship Coordination

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of applications processed
  • # programs
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per scholarship
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of scholarships awarded
  • % of scholarships not awarded because of (list reasons):

Technical Assistance:

Consultant
, Mentoring,
Coaching

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # visits
  • # of programs
 
  • # of programs meeting a quality initiative
  • # of programs that set a goal

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Cost per program
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % of programs that meet the goals set

WAGE$

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per category
  • Additional funding and source

Outputs:

  • # of recipients
  • # of recipients who retained employment in their program
  • # of recipients at temporary award levels
  • # of recipients at temporary award levels who earned additional college credits
  • # of six-month financial supplements issued
  • Cost of six-month financial supplements issued
  • # of programs with at least one WAGE$ recipient
  • # of programs participating in QRS and IQ4K rating systems
  • # of programs nationally accredited

Quality/Efficiency:

  • Average amount of six-month financial supplement
  • % of programs rating a 3 or higher in the QRS system or 1 or higher in the IQ4K system

Outcomes:

  • % recipients who retained employment in their program
  • % recipients at temporary award levels who earned additional college credits

 

 

Family Support (Home Visiting and Group-Based Parent Education (reported into Iowa Grants and DAISEY)

Family Support

Inputs:

  • Amount of funding per funding SR category
  • Additional funding and source

Outcomes:

  • # of children (ages 0-5) participating in family support/ parent education program (unduplicated)
  • # of families participating in family support/parent education program (unduplicated)
  • # of home visits completed
  • # of group parent education meetings offered
  • Race of primary caregiver
  • Ethnicity of primary caregiver
  • Marital status primary caregiver
  • Household size
  • Federal Poverty Level
  • Education level of primary caregiver

Quality/Efficiency

  • # and % of children, prenatal-5 years, that are age eligible and screened for developmental delays
  • # of those children screened that your program referred to early intervention services
  • # of newly enrolled families and # and % of newly enrolled families that meet one or more of FS eligibility criteria (income at or below 200% FPL, one or more parents with high school diploma or less, and/or one or more children (0 - 5) have IFSP or IEP)

Outcomes

  • % of participating families that improve or maintain healthy family functioning, problem solving and communication
  • % of participating families that increase or maintain social supports
  • % of participating families that are connected to additional concrete supports
  • % of participating families that increase knowledge about child development and parenting 
  • % of participating families that improve nurturing and attachment between parent and child