Early Childhood Learning Network

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. Instruction and tutorials are provided. This link will direct you to the information and the calculators.

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.

ECO Assessment Tools

  • Webinars and companion PowerPoint presentations are available which contain information on the tools approved by the NM Public Education Department, Special Education Bureau for use as the assessment part for the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) process.
  • The four approved tools are The Brigance, Teaching Strategies, PreK Observational Tool and Work Sampling.
  • Visit the PSN Webinar page to access the webinars and PowerPoint presentations on these tools.

 Online Resources

Tip Sheets

  • Data Gathering
    • Describes strategies for gathering data needed to complete the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF).


Training Materials

All files are PDF unless otherwise noted.

Four-Pocket Record-Keeping System - MS Word Label Templates 
(for use with Avery 5164 labels)

Staple the back of one two-pocket folder to the front of another to create a four-pocket folder.