PED FOCUS | Early Childhood Outcomes


Note for Districts still using the Early Childhood Outcomes Conversion Chart:

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center offers COSF Calculators to assist you in getting from the COSF Ratings to the OSEP reporting categories, as well as Forms and Instructions.

The Preschool Network continues to be available to support you and your staff in understanding the early childhood outcomes process and completing the Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF).

Please call us if you need any assistance in these areas. We will be sending out information shortly on our next scheduled event.

For any information on reporting, please contact the Special Education Bureau.

Online Course - Preschool Early Childhood Outcomes: Using the COSF

This course describes the required New Mexico ECO process used in completing the Early Childhood Outcomes accountability requirements. It includes history, forms and resources needed. The course is appropriate for new and seasoned preschool special education classroom staff, therapists and administrators.This course is for Part B staff and administrators and is not applicable to Part C.

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

This is a collection of national resources to support COS training and technical assistance. The resources are displayed in a sequence and designed to be embedded in various types of professional learning opportunities, such as webinars and face-to-face training.

Course: COS Process Online Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs

For more course materials: COS Process Professional Development

The ECTA Cenerg and DaSy Center developed an online learning module that provides key information about the COS process and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. Over the course of multiple sessions, participants learn about:

  • Why child outcomes data are collected
  • The key features of the COS process
  • The essential knowledge needed to complete the COS process
  • How the three child outcomes are measured through the process
  • How to identify accurate COS ratings using a team-based process
  • The importance of comparing children’s current functional performance to age-expected functioning
  • When and how to measure progress in the three child outcome areas
  • How to document ratings and evidence to support those ratings in COS documentation
  • Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process


Terri Tapia
Education and Outreach Manager
(505) 249-1133

Janet Alvarado
Education & Development Manager
(505) 269-7720

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