Birth to Three Birth Cohort Data
About this dataset
Birth to Three reports the number of Connecticut Birth to Three System children, per child's interaction with the system, by birth cohort.
Connecticut's Birth to Three System (B23) supports families with infants and toddlers that have developmental delays to learn new ways to make everyday activities enhance the child's development. Birth to Three is administered pursuant to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Once families with children below age 3 are referred, the child's development is evaluated for eligibility, and if eligible the family can receive supports until the child no longer has delays or until the child turns age 3. Because an infant can be referred within days of being born, a family may be enrolled for almost three full years. Connecticut's Birth to Three System publishes data annually by the fiscal and calendar year and longitudinally by birth cohort. CTData.org carries both sets of data, here and in 'Birth To Three Annual Data'.
Birth cohort data looks at all children born in a particular year and tracks whether the family received B23 supports. For example, the latest full year available in this dataset is for those children born in 2012 since they turned age 3 sometime in 2015. The 2012 data will tell you how many children there were whose families received support at some point during the first three years of the child's life.
CTData calculates several indicators using total number of births in a town. This provides users with a general idea of the relative number of children in the community eligible for services. Using births is not perfect since families move in and out of town so it should not be used as an exact figure but as a general reference point.
Below are how the indicators are calculated:
- % Referrals = Number referred divided by total number of births
- % Evaluations = Number evaluated divided by total number of births
- % Eligible = Number eligible divided by total number of births
- % Individualized Service Plans (IFSP) = Number with IFSP divided by total number of births
- % Served = Number served divided by total number of births
- % Exited to Early Childhood Special Education = Number exited to early childhood special education divided by total number of births
- 'Referred that are Evaluated' represents the precent of children that were evaluated out of the total number of children referred to the Birth to Three System.
- 'Evaluated that are Eligible' represents the percent of children who were deemed eligible out of the total number of children that were evaluated.
- 'Eligible that Recieve IFSP' represents the percent of children whose family recieved an Individualized Family Service Plan out of the total number of eligible children.
- 'IFSP Receiving Services' represents the percent of children receiving services out of the total number of IFSPs.
- 'Eligible that Exit to ECSE' represents the percent of children who were exited to Early Childhood Special Education out of the total number of children eligible for services.
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Towns with 5 or fewer referrals have been suppressed. Towns with no referrals will display as zero to differentiate them from towns where data has been suppressed.