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Legal Parameters

Learn how to navigate the data sharing restrictions and allowances built into federal legislation and gain a better understanding of the applicable laws and security provisions.

Data Sharing Agreements & Memoranda of Understanding

Review and download samples of data sharing documents, along with best practice standards for developing your own data sharing documents.

Principles & Values

Data-driven early childhood practices need to be driven by principles and values that ensure the ethical, culturally-sensitive, and community-driven sharing and use of data.

Smart Beginnings Opportunities

Familiarize yourself with those data sets that are housed by Smart Beginnings and their partners that have high utility for informing early childhood practices, programs, and policies.


Learn about VECF’s partnership with national experts, state level leaders, and entrepreneurial local communities to promote the development of an Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) for Virginia.