efforts are the main sources of workforce data for program developers and policy makers. As participants also noted, although capitalizing on existing systems is important, so is capturing the reality of ECCE as it is practiced. Most existing data systems focus on describing and measuring the activities of individuals, while the field often emphasizes serving the needs of children through team-based and collaborative efforts. The best way to reconcile these two goals will require further discussion of the merits of different data models and measurement approaches.
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