5 by 5: Growing Healthy Learners

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5 by 5: Growing
Healthy Learners
An early childhood system of care designed to
prepare vulnerable children for success in school
and in life.
Sylvia Echols
Linda Hutchinson
Systems of care
Family-focused, strength-based and
individualized
 Cultural/linguistic competence
 Replacing agency “silos” with
comprehensive supports and services
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Research on the early years
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The Achievement Gap
Kindergarten readiness
Brain development
Early intervention
Economic Benefits
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Investing in HIGH QUALITY early
childhood initiatives produces returns to
the community valued from 7-20%
Major Goals of 5 by 5
Help children at “greatest risk”
 Engage and strengthen families
 Promote Collaboration
 Achieve Sustainability
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The 5 by 5 FRAMEWORK
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Simple, but strong.
Research-based
Identifies “essential” information and
appropriate, available services
Incorporates technology
5 by 5 Components
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Strengthen families and children during
5 early stages of development.
Identify 5 categories of “essential needs”
at each stage based on research
Enable families to access and maintain
services
Implement with a “2-generation lens”
(Center for High-Impact Philanthropy for Early Childhood)
5 ages/stages of early childhood
1. Prenatal “the achievement gap begins in the
womb”
2. Infancy (birth to age one)
3. Toddler (age one to two)
4. Twos (age two to three)
5. Preschoolers (ages 3 and 4)
5 Essential Needs
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Safety and Security
Physical Health
Social and Emotional Development
Cognitive and Language Development
Strong Families
1. Safety and Security
2. Health (physical, mental, dental)
A comprehensive health approach
for mother and child
3. Social and Emotional Development
The foundation of educational achievement
4. Cognitive and Language
Development
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(Hart & Risley)
High-quality programming
5. Strong Families
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INFORMED and SUSTAINED parent
engagement
5 by 5: Prenatal
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Avoids harmful substances
Gets regular checkups
Reduces stress
“Talks and sings” to her unborn child
“Family Plans Meeting”
5 by 5: Infant
Sleep and car safety
7. Medical Home for mother and child
8. Consistent and responsive care giving
9. Talk, sing and read to baby
10. Celebrate developmental milestones
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5 by 5: Toddler
11. Child-proof
the home
and other play spaces
12. Serve healthy foods and allow for safe
movement and exploration
13. Positive guidance strategies
14. Read daily, speak clearly with the child
15. Positive parenting education
5 by 5: Two year old
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Practice consistent routines
Add healthy foods & practice dental care
Use preventive discipline strategies
Read, write and limit screen time
Explore community play options
5 by 5: Preschool (3-4)
21. Teach
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safety rules
Provide indoor and
outdoor play
23. Teach/practice
social skills
24. Attend high-quality
preschool
25. Family and child
engagement
Suggestions for Evaluation
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Prenatal Risk Assessment
Child Developmental Screening
Preventive Health Care Guidelines (2014)
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and ASQ-SE (Social
Emotional)
Positive Parenting Program and Parents as Teachers
surveys
School Readiness Assessments
 DIAL-R
 5K district tools
Collaboration (Ohio State)
Parent Child Center of Tulsa OK (2+generational lens)
What school readiness “looks like”
Discussion
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