Presentation on theme: "Current Wisconsin Initiatives"— Presentation transcript:
1Current Wisconsin Initiatives Early Childhood Training &Technical Assistance Provider MeetingSeptember 15 – 16, 2010
2Kath McGurk – Wisconsin Department of YoungstarKath McGurk – Wisconsin Department ofChildren and Families
3Key Points to Know About This Initiative YoungStar will…Improve the overall quality of child care in WISupport child care providersHelp parents make child care choicesAlign WI Shares payments with qualityPrevent fraudBy:Building on training, technical assistance and educational supports and quality improvement efforts already in place.
4Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Wisconsin Department of Children and FamiliesJune 23, unanimous approval within the Wisconsin Joint Committee on FinanceSelection of YoungStar Regional Entities – serving Milwaukee, Racine/Kenosha, Southern, Western, Northern and Northeast Regions
5How this Initiative Impacts Others Selected YoungStar Regional Entities will be responsible for:YoungStar application process for child care programsTraining and Technical Assistance opportunities – on-site and off-siteValid and Reliable Rating ObservationAdministration of child care micro-grants to participating programsOutreach to parents, communities and other stakeholdersCollaboration and coordination with other regional training and technical assistance resourcesCoordination with DCF and other key partners
6How to Learn About this Initiative YoungStar Information is available at:Including:YoungStar points detail documentFAQImmediate training and technical assistance opportunitiesYoungStar outreach materials, PowerPoint, and Motion 38
7Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards Arlene Wright – Process Coach
8Key Points to Know About This Initiative Cross department development2008 Edition – Birth to 1st GradeAligns with IDEA EC OutcomesAligns with WI Common Core Standards5 Domains & related sub-domainsPerformance standardsDevelopmental continuumSample behaviors of childrenSample strategies for adults
9Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Arlene Wright, Process CoachRuth Chvojicek, Linda Hurst, Ann Ramminger, Content CoachesKath McGurk, DCFJill Haglund, DPIWECCP Early Learning CommitteeApproved TrainersRegional Communities of PracticeTechnical College Instructors
10How this Initiative ImpactsOthers Impacts Others Foundation to guide state early childhood and care initiatives.Common Language for families, professionals, and policy makers around early childhood education and care.Tool for community collaborative programs, councils and initiatives.
11How to Learn About this Initiative Visit WI Early Childhood Collaborating PartnersContact the Regional Community Collaboration CoachesBecome an approved trainerSponsor a training in your areaAttend a 15 hour training to learn more about WMELSYou may hold the piece to complete the picture in WI
12Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Competence in Young Children
13Key Points to Know About This Initiative Framework of tiered intervention for enhancing social emotional development in children ages birth-5Cross systems trainers attended Infant Toddler, Preschool and Coaches training. Parent Module training.5 demonstration sites plus 8 pilot sitesEmphasis on program wide adoption of the Pyramid Model using systems change modelWill link to Young Star through series of trainings for pilot classrooms
14Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved SEFEL Pyramid Model State Advisory TeamState Planning Facilitator-Lana NenideState Training Coordinator- Julie BetchkalWorkgroups and chairsSustainability/Infrastructure- Lilly Irvin-VitellaInformation Sharing- Andrea MurrayData- Lana NenideTraining Support- Julie BetchkalMaster cadre (will be trainer of trainers)Training cadreCoachesexternal-support outside of programinternal- work within the program
15How to Learn About this Initiative look for Wisconsin pageUnder Social Emotional left side menu
16Home Visiting Leslie McAllister Home Visiting Coordinator Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
17Key Points to Know About This Initiative Home Visiting ProgramsFamily FoundationsEmpowering Families MilwaukeePrograms include training and technical assistance through UW-Extension and Milwaukee-ExtensionOpportunities for federal dollars for evidence-based home visiting through the Affordable Care Act (health care reform)Family FoundationsA little less than $1mil that funds up to 10 projectsCurrently have a mix of Healthy Families America (HFA), Parents as Teachers (PAT) and home grown programsRecent statutory change that took away proscribed mix of rural and semi-urban counties and replaced that with a funding formula based on # of MA births, poor birth outcomes, racial disproportionality along those poor birth outcomes – this change requires State to put out an RFP for those fundsEmpowering FamiliesUses a combination of TANF and Project LAUNCH (SAMHSA) dollarsThru the City of Milwaukee Public Health Department – they contract with 3 FRCs (St. Vincent Center, La Causa, and CSSW)Serves 8 zip codes id’d as high needWork collaboratively (within City public health) with the smaller Nurse Family Partnership program – 2 of 8 zip codes, 75 familiesTraining thru UW-ExtensionStatewide trainer/coordinator of training on hv basics, how to use screening tools and other topics as needed (i.e. dv, mental health/post partum depression, motivational interviewing techniques) – mix of child welfare funding sourcesAlso have a trainer/TA provider in Milwaukee hired by UW-Extension Milwaukee County – using TANF $Federal home visiting dollars3-step process – in the middle of the needs assessment (due 9/20) which will be basis for state plan due early 2011Required to serve communities identified as highest need with high-risk familiesOutcomes for participants in 6 benchmark areas: maternal/infant health, child maltreatment/injury, school readiness, crime/dv, family econ self-sufficiency and service coordination/referrals
18Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Departments of Children & Families, Health Services and Public InstructionGovernor’s Early Childhood Advisory CouncilLocal public health and human service departments and school districtsCAP FundEarly Childhood Home Visitation Outcomes ProjectChildren’s Trust FundUW-Extension Family Living Program/Milwaukee County ExtensionDCF, DHS and DPI – have a work team involving social workers, nurses, epidemiologists, educators, policy analysts, including Linda Leonhart with Head Start & Jill Haglund – principle contacts Ann Stueck and meCAP Fund – director Jennifer Hammell and grant manager Lisa LieskeOutcomes Project – Audrey Laszewski as project coordinator and 8 sites represented (usu by program administrators)Children’s Trust Fund – all staff – Mary Ann (ECAC, Advisory Council on Child Welfare), Jen Jones, Katie Maguire, Teressa PellettUW-Extension – Pence Revington (statewide), Cindy Muhar (Milwaukee until hire replacement for Kim Porter)ECAC – Lilly Irvin-Vitella, Dave Edie, Therese Ahlers, Suzy Rodriguez, Mary Ann Snyder, Linda L and Jill H as staff
19How this Initiative Impacts Others Home visiting as part of a robust early childhood systemWorking across systemsOpportunities for cross-trainingImplementing evidence-based modelsData-driven decision-makingECAC playing lead role in developing statewide (and helping develop local) ECE and family support system – see home visiting as the foundationNeed to work across systems – involvement of many state departments/agencies, will require the local programs to work collaboratively with other providers so that we can make progress in the benchmark areas – especially school readiness, family econ self-sufficiency and service coordination/referral processCross-training opportunities with others in the ECE & FS systemAppropriately using screening tools; supervision; issue-based training (AODA, Mental health, dv)Mental health consultation – home visiting programs can be a resource or contribute to shared resourceExploring distance-learning – could we use CESA or Extension technologyEvidence-based – definitely being pushed by feds – challenge with our home grown programs/hybrids - could push other programs to be more evidence-based/informedData-driven – we’re being asked to serve high need first and pool our collective resources
20How to Learn About this Initiative Website:WebcastsPrimary contacts:Leslie McAllister, DCFAnn Altman Stueck, DHSDCF is about to go live with a website dedicated to the federal application process (maybe more in the future)Future webcasts are being planned related to the federal application and development of the Wisconsin state home visiting plan
21Karen Apitz and Suzy Rodriguez Parents as TeachersKaren Apitz and Suzy Rodriguez
22Key Points to Know About This Initiative Evidence-based home visiting model emphasizing that a parent is a child’s first and most significant teacher.Eligibility – Parents/caregivers with children prenatal-5.Four Components:Personal visits utilizing the Born to Learn curriculum,Group meetings,Screening,Resource networkCan be universal or targeted57 sites statewide (urban, rural and Tribal)Core Values
23Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Karen Apitz and Suzy RodriguezWisconsin PAT State LeadersPence RevingtonPAT National Trainer
24How this Initiative Impacts Others Many organizations integrate PAT into a cadre of services or as part of a larger program (i.e. FRCs, EFM)PAT programs often touch at risk families not seen in other programsPAT programs are in communities across the state as a resource and referral.Parents who become engaged in their child’s education from birth will remain engaged.Professional Development Opportunities
25How to Learn About this Initiative Parents as TeachersParents PlusKaren ApitzSuzy Rodriguez
26Awareness to Action Jennifer Hammel – Child Abuse Prevention Fund DirectorChildren’s Hospital and Health System
27Key Points to Know About This Initiative A2A is focused on educating adults (not children) on preventing child sexual abuse.Utilizes curriculum developed by Darkness to Light called Stewards of ChildrenThere are 40 communities that offer Stewards of Children training using over 100 trained facilitators.Two communities are recipients of pilot site grants to engage in more structured community capacity building and public awareness: Milwaukee and Fox Valley.
28Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Wisconsin Children’s Trust FundChild Abuse Prevention Fund at Children’s Hospital and Health SystemChildren’s Service Society of WisconsinRepresentatives from each State Department sit on statewide Steering CommitteePilot Site grantees: Parenting Network in Milwaukee and Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Fox Cities
29How this Initiative Impacts Others 2009: 461 adults were trained to protect children in 35 presentations throughout the state.Jan.-Aug. 2010: 1,806 adults were trained in Stewards of Children in 124 presentations.Awareness to Action received three hundred and seventy-nine (379) surveys with the following results:29% increase in the number of participants who believe that fewer children would be sexually abused if adults made more conscious choices about the situations in which children were placed.65% increase in willingness to make a choice that a child should not participate in an activity because of the potential for sexual abuse.59% increase in willingness to speak up about concerns regarding a situation where older youth are supervising younger children.81% increase in willingness to intervene in a situation where they think a child is being sexually abused.In partnership with SFTA – 25 additional facilitators were trained in 2010. An additional 25 will be trained in October through a sponsorship from WCASA
30How to Learn About this Initiative To schedule a training for adults in or near your community:To learn about becoming a facilitator: Mary Kleman orFor general information:
32Key Points to Know About This Initiative I Am Moving I Am Learning – A proactive approach for addressing obesity in Head Start ChildrenGoal One: Increase the quantity of time spent in moderate to vigorousphysical activity (MVPA) during the daily routine to meet national guidelines for physical activity.Goal Two: Improve the quality of structured movement experiencesintentionally facilitated by teachers and adults.Goal Three: Improve healthy nutrition choices for children every day.Structured Training for Head Start Teachers and Early Care and Education Partners:Updated Content-Opportunity Knocks: Reversing Current Obesity TrendsBirth to Five: Introduction to Motor DevelopmentTeaching Across Cultural HorizonsReflect & Plan: Taking IMIL to Your ProgramEngaging Families & Staff in MVPAChild Assessment: Observing & Evaluating Motor Skills in Young ChildrenWorkshops -Body LanguageMoving With the Brain in MindNutrition Building BlocksMVPA EverydayActivities for AllMove, Play and Learn at HomeTake it Outside
33Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved I Am Moving, I Am Learning-Building on the MomentumHead Start Body Start – National Center for PhysicalDevelopment and Outdoor PlayMaster Trainers & HSBS (IMIL) Trainers & Physical Activity ConsultantsOn-Line Training and Communities of PracticeNational/state/local trainingsHead Start Training & Technical Assistance NetworkIMIL identified as National PriorityECE/Content Specialist
34How this Initiative Impacts Others Obesity Prevention at the National LevelLet’s MoveIMILState Lead Obesity Prevention EffortsWisconsin Early Childhood Obesity Prevention InitiativeWisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity PlanYoungStar Health and Well Being Quality Indicator
35How to Learn About this Initiative Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center -Head Start Body Start -Head Start Training & Technical Assistance NetworkJoanna Parker, Wisconsin ECE Manager,
36WI Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Bridget CullenChildcare Wellness CoordinatorNutrition, Physical Activity Obesity Prevention ProgramObesity Prevention UnitWisconsin Department of Health
37Key Points to Know About This Initiative Mission:To develop and implement a collaborative statewide multi-strategy, evidence-based initiative to enhance nutrition and physical activity among 2-5 year olds and their families by engaging providers, families, community partners, and other stakeholders.Impact of Overweight and Obesity for Young Children in WisconsinOf Wisconsin children 2 -4 participating in WIC, 29.3% are overweight (PedNSS)Addressing the issue:Prevention of obesity at multiple levelsChange Environment Change Policies,Modify Attitudes and Preferences Improve Knowledge
38Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Key Partners Involved:WI Early Childhood Obesity Prevention InitiativeIncludes WI PAN Childcare CommitteeDept. of Children & Families (Lic.Grp/Family, Cert.)Dept. of Public InstructionSupporting Families Together Assoc.WI Council on Children & FamiliesWI Early Childhood Association (WECA)UW-ExtensionUW Madison, Dept. of Family MedicineWiPODChild Care Centers & Head StartOther Early Child Care and Education Organizations
39How this Initiative Impacts Others Increase involvement and partnershipsProvide information pertaining to current obesity-focused activities and perceived role in early childhood obesity preventionIdentify specific elements that should be addressed in the State’s intervention plan for the ECE&C systemAssist with the dissemination of the recommendations and resources to key decision makers and key stakeholdersWhat Works in Child Care (evidence-based recommendations)Integrate specific activities into your individual or agency’s annual work planProvide follow-up data regarding effectiveness of the strategies/resources utilized in your specific settingObesity Prevention requires all sectors of influence working together.
40How to Learn About this Initiative Mary Pesik, Program CoordinatororAmy Meinen, Nutrition CoordinatororBridget Cullen, Childcare Wellness CoordinatororJon Morgan, Physical Activity CoordinatororJordan Bingham, Healthy Communities Coordinatoror
41Birth to 3 Program Crossing Borders ARRA Funded Relationship-Based Early Intervention in Natural Environments Using Evidence-Based PracticesWaisman Center: Elizabeth Wahl,Carol Noddings Eichinger, Linda TuchmanDHS: Darsell Johns, Dana Romary, and Lori WittemannRESource: Michelle Davies and RESource Facilitators
42Key Points to Know About This Initiative Birth to 3 Quality Improvement Initiative“Crossing Borders” metaphorcrosses disciplinescrosses countiescrosses systemscrosses topicssharing expertise and resources related to working with very young children and their familiesMany county teams are increasing use of teaming and coaching practices to build the capacity of parents and caregivers to promote child developmentSystems are in place to ensure sustainability, including the utilization of Plan-Do-Study-Act Rapid Cycle Change Process
43Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Families and childrenCounty Birth to 3 LeadersConsortia of Multiple County TeamsLocal Early Intervention TeamsCommunity PartnersState-wide experts preparing as “Mentors”WPDP, DHS, and RESource TA network
44How this Initiative Impacts Others Change in practice allowing outreach and discussions and better integration with other systems touching the lives of young childrenTopics of common interest include:child find, social/emotional development, parent engagement, contextualized learning, teaming, coaching, organizational changeApplication of coaching practices among team members, including familiesShared training with other systems and partnersWECCP T&TA Network Skill-Building Event, Jan. 2010(examples include FACETS, local child care centers, Fellows in the Infant/ Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate, Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health, DPI/DHS Birth to 6 Transition Work Group, family physicians and other referral sources, etc.)
45How to Learn About this Initiative Waisman Center Training and Technical AssistanceARRA Page:Frequently Asked Questions Document:Consortia Blogs (take a look at Success Stories and Primary Coach pages)National Resources:The Seven Key Principles: Looks Like/Doesn’t Look LikeCoaching in Early Childhood
47Key Points to Know About This Initiative TA/PD available to programs serving B-6 Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and their familiesDLL meeting held to coordinate statewide efforts and identify state priorities regarding DLLsDLL Steering Committee established to help direct and advise on PD/TA prioritiesDownloadable document series (FACTS & TIPS) on DLLs and their familiesTraining modules on FACTS & TIPS will be developed
48Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved Preschool DLL State Steering CommitteeErin Arango-Escalante, DPI Consultant, EC SE (Co-Chair)Ruth Reinl, EC DLL Consultant, CESA 4 (Co-Chair)Sue Albert, Consultant, ECSE, CESA 10Jacqueline Iribarren, DPI Consultant, Bilingual Education & ESLLilly Irvin-Vitela, Exec. Director---Supporting Families TogetherDarsell Johns, Coordinator, DHS Birth-Three ProgramLinda Leonhart, Director, State Head Start Collaboration OfficeGaye Tylka, PST, CESA 4 (DLL, RTI)
49How this Initiative Impacts Others Provides accurate and up-to-date information on culturally and linguistically responsive assessment and instruction practices for DLLs, birth-6.Provides technical assistance to programs struggling to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of young children and their families.Will eventually provide set of training modules for programs on meeting the linguistic and cultural needs of children and familiesHelps prevent over and under referrals to Special Education of children learning more than one language
50How to Learn About this Initiative Contact DLL Steering Committee MembersView postings on WECCP website
51Inclusive Practices & Environment Mary Joslin – Early Childhood Program Support Teacher – CESA 10
52IDEA Part C B-3 Indicator 2 Part B Ages 3-6 Indicator 6 Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or programs for typically developing children.2 (20 USC 1416(a)(3)(A) and 1442)Percent of preschool children with IEPs who received special education and related services in settings with typically developing peers (e.g., early childhood settings, home, and part-time early childhood/part-time early childhood special education settings). (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A))
53Key Points to Know About This Initiative Birth-to-3 supports outcomes for children and families in natural environmentsServices from the school at age 3 focus on educational outcomes in Least Restrictive Environment.Partnerships-working togetherResearch based practicesFunctional skills in real settingsServices for young children through IDEA are focused on outcomes for children in their natural environments with their peers.
54Key People Involved in this Work & How They are Involved DHS and DPIBirth-to-3 ResourceWaisman CenterEarly Childhood Program Support Teachers at each CESAPreschool Options ProjectCESA 2 and CESA 4 MinigrantsMany others- Families, Head Start, CCR&R, Family Resource Center . . .We are working together to re-define “good work”.
55How this Initiative Impacts Others Families are key in the decision making processChild Care providers and other community partners are key in decision making and service provision.University and Technical College programs are involved in preparing new professionals for their new role in partnerships for children with disabilities and their families.
56How to Learn About this Initiative Connect with your local partnersParticipate in community councils and transition agreement meetingsKnow your local Birth-to-3 Resource person and Early Childhood Program Support TeacherWebsites: