2-year Strategic Plan - Smart Beginnings NRV

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Smart Beginnings NRV 2-Year Strategic Plan (FY13-14)
Mission: To work for wise public investments in
the infrastructure to support quality early
childhood development in the New River Valley.
Vision: Every family in the New River Valley with
everything they need to help their children start
school healthy and ready to learn.
Early Care and Education
Ready Families
Coalition Development
Public Engagement
Improve the quality of early
care and education programs
so that all families have access
to high quality care and
education for their children.
All families of children (prenatal
through kindergarten entrance)
will have all of the information
and supports they need to
promote their child’s optimal
development and school
readiness.
All sectors will be engaged in
creating and sustaining
collaborative structures to
ensure an effective early
childhood system.
All citizens in the NRV will
recognize the importance of
early childhood and act to
support policies and
investments promoting a Smart
Beginnings for all children.
Key Strategies
Key Strategies
Key Strategies
Key Strategies
• Quality: Expand and
enhance participation in
the Virginia Star Quality
Initiative (VSQI).
• VPI: Maximize utilization of
VPI slots.
• Alignment: Promote
alignment of childcare and
preschool programs with
expectations for
kindergarten.
• Professionalization:
Support a strong and
effective childcare and
preschool professional
network (NRV AEYC).
• Outreach: Support and
enhance collaborative
outreach and referral
systems (SCORE).
• Evidence-based Programs:
Support and expand quality
of evidence based
programs for maternal &
child health, home visiting
and parent education
(MIECHV).
• Developmental Screening:
Increase the number and %
of children screened for
developmental progress
using the Ages and Stages
Questionnaires
• Structure: Maintain an
effective organizational
structure that promotes
collaborative strategies
among agencies,
organizations and sectors.
• Measurement: Track and
report risk factors,
performance measures and
system/child outcomes.
• Resources: Maximize
available resources and
secure sustainable,
diversified investment from
both public and private
sectors.
• Public Awareness: Develop
messages and frames;
execute print, broadcast
and online media
approaches.
• Advocacy: Build an
advocacy agenda and
advocacy network to
influence public policy.
• VISTA: Build public
engagement human
resource capacity with a
VISTA volunteer.
• Volunteerism: Build
volunteer opportunities,
including the Lunch Hour
reading mentor program.
Outcome
Outcome
Outcome
Outcome
Increased quality of early care
and education programs.
Increased quality of education
and family services for parents
with young children.
Increased resources allocated to
early childhood/school readiness
efforts.
Increased awareness and
understanding of the importance
of early childhood.
Early Care and Education
GOAL - Improve the quality of early care and education programs so that all families have access to high quality care and education for their children.
LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased quality of early care and education programs
Medium Term Outcomes
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3.
4.
Sustain mentoring and quality improvements at existing VSQI centers.
Increase the number of child care centers participating in the VSQI from 11 to 20.
Increase the number of children attending 3 and 4 star rated child care centers.
Maximize VPI
Strategies
Actions
Measures
Quality: Expand and
enhance participation in
the Virginia Star Quality
Initiative (VSQI).
• Set annual Star Quality development goals
• Evaluate feasibility of initiating Star Quality program for licensed family day
home providers
• Resource development for sustaining and expanding Star Quality Initiative
• Sustain mentoring and quality improvements at existing Star Quality centers
• Conduct outreach to centers and raise public awareness about the importance
of quality child care
• Provide child care providers with orientation to Star Quality and quality
improvement systems, including ECERS, ITERS and CLASS instruments
• Increase the number of child care providers participating in the Star Quality
Initiative
VECF Common Outcomes for VSQI
# Rated centers by type and # of stars
# Mentoring hours
# Increasing stars
Increase in scores for standards 1-4
# Requesting orientation
# Oriented to VSQI
# Interested in VSQI
# Applied for VSQI
# New rated centers
# Children served by rated programs
VPI: Maximize utilization of
VPI slots.
• Explore policies and practices ,related funding, access and eligibility for VPI
• Identify barriers to access to VPI & develop a plan to address barriers
• Convene community leaders in Radford to discuss and plan a strategy to
introduce VPI and fully utilize the slots available.
• Build the partnership relationship with Radford City Schools through
engagement with the VSQI project.
$ VPI matching funds secured (Radford)
# Available VPI slots utilized
Alignment: Promote
alignment of childcare and
preschool programs with
expectations for
kindergarten.
• Participate in comprehensive kindergarten readiness assessment pilot (when
available)
TBD
Professionalization:
Support a strong and
effective childcare and
preschool professional
network (NRV AEYC).
• Recruit and train new VSQI raters and mentors and sustain credentials for
existing mentors and raters.
• Expand content and membership of NRV AEYC Facebook group
• Support 2014 VAEYC state conference
• Participate in VCPD Western Region coalition
# Active mentors
# Active raters
# New mentors
# New raters
# NRV AEYC Facebook group members
Ready Families
GOAL - All families of children (prenatal through kindergarten entrance) will have all of the information and supports they need to promote their child’s
optimal development and school readiness.
LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased quality of education and family services for parents with young children.
Medium Term Outcomes
1.
2.
3.
Better integration among home visiting and child abuse prevention programs
Improved outcomes for home visiting participants
A more complete, effective and sustainable continuum of care for maternal, infant and child health
Strategies
Actions
Measures
Outreach: Support and
enhance collaborative
outreach and referral
systems (SCORE).
• Set annual Ready Families development goals
• Facilitate planning and coordination of the Behavioral Health-Centralized
Intake Pilot project.
• Evaluate feasibility of expanding the home visiting collaboration to include
parent education, child abuse prevention programs and other maternal and
infant health programs
• Technical support for collaborative outreach and the SCORE system
• Facilitate oversight of SCORE and Centralized Intake Outreach Workers
# New referrals
# Confirmed Placements
% Customer satisfaction scale (SCORE)
% Partner satisfaction scale (SCORE)
Evidence-based Programs:
Support and expand quality
of evidence based
programs for maternal &
child health, home visiting
and parent education
(MIECHV).
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% Customer satisfaction scale (MIECHV)
+ Targeted MIECHV benchmarks
Developmental Screening:
Increase the number and %
of children screened for
developmental progress
using the Ages and Stages
Questionnaires (including
the Social Emotional)
• Pilot ASQ Enterprise with 1-3 VSQI participating centers
• Pilot ASQ Family Access on the SBNRV website
• Develop strategies to better track and report ASQ screenings with home
visiting partners
• Recruit multiple individuals to receive the CSEFEL and ASQ:3 train-the-trainer
training
• Further develop relationships with healthcare providers who may use ASQ or
other developmental screening tools.
Technical Support for MIECHV Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
Engaged participation in the MIECHV QIP Team
Expansion of CLASS training
Exploration of evidence-based professional development career ladders in
early childhood
Progress made toward gathering data
Progress implementing strategies
Coalition Development
GOAL - All sectors will be engaged in creating and sustaining collaborative structures to ensure an effective early childhood system.
LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased resources allocated to early childhood/school readiness efforts.
Medium Term Outcomes
1.
2.
3.
4.
More and deeper engagement from a wider group of individuals
A healthy expanding coalition
Increased early childhood systems funding
Improved Smart Beginnings NRV sustainability
Strategies
Actions
Measures
Structure: Maintain an
effective organizational
structure that promotes
collaborative strategies
among agencies,
organizations and sectors.
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Set annual coalition development goals
Annual evaluation
Complete Smart Beginnings NRV product development initiative
Enhance documentation of organizational processes and structures
Expansion and diversification of the Leadership Council
Update SBNRV Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
Expansion of the regional coalition and committees
# LC Members
# Businesses on LC
# Schools on LC
# Active Committees
# Partners
# Coalition Members
Measurement: Track and
report risk factors,
performance measures and
system/child outcomes.
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Gather standardized data related to current focus areas
Quarterly progress reports
Annual report
Locality report cards
Reports issued
Resources: Maximize
available resources and
secure sustainable,
diversified investment
from both public and
private sectors.
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Set annual resource development goals
Encourage and facilitate volunteerism
Facilitate and participate in major collaborative grant applications
Develop major donors
Develop business sponsorships
Develop sources for supporting a coordinator’s salary
# Volunteer hours
$ Grant dollars raised
$ Income earned
$ Major donor dollars raised
$ Sponsorship dollars raised
$ Coordinator salary dollars raised
$ Ready Families dollars raised
$ Star Quality dollars raised
Public Engagement
GOAL - All citizens in the NRV will recognize the importance of early childhood and act to support policies and investments promoting a Smart Beginnings for
all children.
LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased awareness and understanding of the importance of early childhood.
Medium Term Outcomes
1.
2.
3.
Increase public awareness and engagement
Support policy change
Access new resources
Strategies
Actions
Measures
Public Awareness: Develop
messages and frames;
execute print, broadcast
and online media
approaches.
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# Small group presentations
# Media exposures
# Major events
# Event attendees
# Facebook fans
Advocacy: Build an
advocacy agenda and
advocacy network to
influence public policy.
• Develop advocacy agenda
• Develop advocacy network
• Advocate
TBD
VISTA: Build public
engagement human
resource capacity with a
VISTA volunteer.
• Build public engagement human resource capacity with a VISTA
• Complete public engagement materials
• Evaluate the possibility of adding a second VISTA
TBD
Volunteerism: Build
volunteer opportunities,
including the Reading Hour
reading mentor program.
• Evaluate the Reading Hour pilot program
• Plan for a spring 2014 expansion
• Grant writing and resource development for an even larger fall 2014 expansion
# Centers participating
# Reading mentors
# Reading friends
# Parent and teacher surveys
Set annual public engagement goals
Information enhancement strategies
Small group presentations
Public media exposures
Major events
Social media strategy implementation

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