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Penn Child Research Center

Early Childhood Risks & Integrated Administrative Data

Since 2002, the Penn Early Childhood and Family Research Center has been using integrated administrative records from education, health, and social services to provide much needed information about how early risk experiences are affecting children, when these risks are occurring, and what can be done to intervene for children at risk of school failure.

In Philadelphia, center's team helped establish the Kids Integrated Data System (KIDS), which has since evolved into the CARES Integrated Data System, operated by the City of Philadelphia’s (IDEA) Office. These systems routinely integrate data from city and state social service departments for research that will improve the provision of services to children and families in Philadelphia.

For more on early childhood risks and integrated data:

To see all the Penn Early Childhood and Family Research Center publications, visit us on Scholarly Commons.