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2018 Early Impact: Quality Improvement Summit

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PST


In 2019, the Early Impact Summit will be held in Atlantic City, NJ, June 18-20; for more information visit 2019 Early Impact – East.  The R9HSA will be co-sponsoring the Quality Improvement Summit for a second time this November in Long Beach, exact dates to be announced soon. 

Early Impact is THE event to help strengthen your early childhood program impact.  This summit focuses exclusively on the tools and resources you need to move from traditional compliance to one of measurable program outcomes.  For Head Start programs, it is a unique opportunity for stepping up to Performance Standard requirements around data and continuous quality improvement.

What You will Learn

Directors and managers attending Early Impact will acquire critical insights and tools for incorporating improvement science into their programs:

  • Data techniques for predicting problems before issues arise
  • New tech tools that are strengthening measurement and lightening staff loads
  • Ways to tabulate across child and family data, producing better understanding
  • Organizing child and family data into tiers, for tailored interventions
  • Strategies for tackling issues like enrollment and chronic absence
  • Visuals such as heat maps, that transform child and family data
  • Data strategies for boards and policy councils
  • Behavioral psychology that supports continuous quality improvement

Top Level Training …

Continuous quality improvement is a process that demands new competencies and resources.  Our presenters will address key topics, with a focus on the unique needs of early childhood programs:

  • Performance Standards requirements for data and improvement
  • Leadership strategies
  • Creating a culture of inquiry
  • Measurement and Assessment
  • Data Science
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Facilitated Peer Exchange
  • Psychology of Improvement Science

… and a Showcase of Solutions

Emerging tech based, early childhood resources are lightening program burdens while offering better data and stronger outcomes.  Our curated showcase features new tools in a fast paced format where program managers can learn about new resources and quickly get questions answered.  Products and services include:

  • Analytics resources for supporting program managers
  • Gamified, direct child assessment to lighten classroom loads
  • Streamlined school readiness screens
  • Evidence based texting and parent engagement apps
  • Innovations in program management software
  • Cloud based software for federal monitoring
  • and much, much more

 Who Should Attend? 

Continuous quality improvement is a team effort and this event is designed for the leaders on your team:   Program Directors, Executive Directors, and Mangers of Data, Education, Family Services, ERSEA, Health, Disabilities and Fiscal.  Every manager with responsibility for measuring performance will benefit from this event.

Event Organizer:  Early Intel

Early Intel, LLC is a consulting and technical assistance firm that helps early childhood programs strengthen their work to measure and improve program quality.  Early Intel conducts data assessments, maps workflow, and advises on strategies for strengthening data quality and practice.   It was founded by Rick Mockler, MA, MPA, who previously served as Chief Quality Improvement Officer for the National Head Start Association, and as Executive Director for the California Head Start Association.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor!


November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am PST
November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PST


Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, California 90831
(562) 983-3400


Early Intel and R9HSA

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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Sacramento, CA 95816



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