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EEC Annual Legislative Report February 12, 2013. Context Legislative language requires EEC to report on Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), Mental Health.

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1 EEC Annual Legislative Report February 12, 2013

2 Context Legislative language requires EEC to report on Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), Mental Health initiatives and the Workforce Development System Report seeks to provide an update on EECs five- year Strategic Plan and will frame this years accomplishments and future planned activities by the Boards Five Strategic Directions and Indicators of Success Interagency Partnerships with DCF, ESE, DHCD, DMH, DPH, DTA, ORI for cross- training, data sharing and screening and assessment

3 3 What EEC Must Report (at a Minimum) Progress in achieving goals and implementing programs authorized under M.G.L. c. 15D; Progress made towards universal early education and care for pre-school aged children; Progress made toward reducing expulsion rates through developmentally appropriate prevention and intervention services; Behavioral health indicators; Rules and regulations promulgated by the Board related to civil fines and sanctions, including the types of sanctions and the amount of the fines; and Findings and recommendations related to the study on the programmatic financing and phase-in options for the development and implementation of the Massachusetts universal pre- kindergarten program.

4 4 EEC System Components Standards, Assessment and Accountability Informed Families and Public Early Ed & Care and K- 12 Linkages Workforce & Professional Development RegulationsGovernanceFinance EEC Strategic Directions Quality Family Support, Access, and Affordability Workforce Communications Infrastructure EEC System Components and Strategic Directions: Legislative Report

5 EECs Core Areas of Focus EEC is focused on strengthening the system of early education and care in Massachusetts as a critical element of the education pipeline from cradle to career. The child outcomes that we are trying to achieve require investment in four critical areas: teacher quality, program quality, screening and assessment, and engagement of communities and families. The system EEC is building includes all children, not just those who are subsidized or in formal care. 5

6 Framework of Annual Report Introduction FY13 Context Indicators of Success Strategic Directions Focused Strategic Directions MA Early Learning Plan Accomplished this year Plan to do next year Strategic Direction: Quality Accomplished this year Plan to do next year Strategic Direction: Workforce Accomplished this year Plan to do next year Strategic Direction: Family Accomplished this year Plan to do next year Strategic Direction: Communications Accomplished this year Plan to do next year Strategic Direction: Infrastructure Appendices 6

7 FY2013 Context will include: Child and Family Literacy Initiatives Limited Universal Participation in QRIS Birth to Grade Three Alignment Efforts Improved access to care for families Readiness Centers Network Educator and Provider Supports Work of the Board of Early Education and Care 7

8 Example: Strategic Direction: Quality Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has been developed, validated, funded and implemented with full involvement of EECs community partners and EEC staff. Accomplished This Year Launch of On-line System for Programs to Manage QRIS Participation Limited Universal Participation in QRIS Implementation of FY2012 QRIS Program Improvement Grants Verification of Programs QRIS Level 2 Infant-Toddler Rate Increase Screening and Assessment – MELD Standards: Validation and Alignment Center on Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning- CSEFEL Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has been developed, validated, funded and implemented with full involvement of EECs community partners and EEC staff. Accomplished This Year Launch of On-line System for Programs to Manage QRIS Participation Limited Universal Participation in QRIS Implementation of FY2012 QRIS Program Improvement Grants Verification of Programs QRIS Level 2 Infant-Toddler Rate Increase Screening and Assessment – MELD Standards: Validation and Alignment Center on Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning- CSEFEL 8

9 Example: Strategic Direction: Quality Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has been developed, validated, funded and implemented with full involvement of EECs community partners and EEC staff. Planned for Next Year Evaluation of the QRIS Standards Rate Reform Initiative-Market Rate Study Targeted Professional Development Resources Developing and Implementing a New Risk Management Tool Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has been developed, validated, funded and implemented with full involvement of EECs community partners and EEC staff. Planned for Next Year Evaluation of the QRIS Standards Rate Reform Initiative-Market Rate Study Targeted Professional Development Resources Developing and Implementing a New Risk Management Tool 9

10 Example: Strategic Direction: Workforce Indicator of Success: The early education workforce has access to affordable education and professional development resources that support core competencies. Accomplished This Year Professional Development Programs FY2012 Educator and Provider Support Targeted Professional Development Resources Early Educator Scholarship Program Professional Qualifications Registry FY2012 Assessment Grant and Supports Indicator of Success: The early education workforce has access to affordable education and professional development resources that support core competencies. Accomplished This Year Professional Development Programs FY2012 Educator and Provider Support Targeted Professional Development Resources Early Educator Scholarship Program Professional Qualifications Registry FY2012 Assessment Grant and Supports 10

11 Example: Strategic Direction: Workforce Indicator of Success: The early education workforce has access to affordable education and professional development resources that support core competencies. Planned for Next Year Educator and Provider Support Birth to 8 License Project Targeted Professional Development Resources with Readiness Centers Indicator of Success: The early education workforce has access to affordable education and professional development resources that support core competencies. Planned for Next Year Educator and Provider Support Birth to 8 License Project Targeted Professional Development Resources with Readiness Centers 11

12 Example: Strategic Direction: Family Indicator of Success: Families are informed about child development and aware of family support resources. Accomplished This Year Consolidation of Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grantees Infant-Toddler Guidelines in five languages ASQ pilot MA Maternal, Infant and Early Care Home Visiting Initiative Improved Access to Care- Online Income Eligible Waiting List 12

13 Example: Strategic Direction: Family Indicator of Success: Families are informed about child development and aware of family support resources. Planned for Next Year WGBH Media-based Literacy Support Initiative Family Guides Brazelton Touchpoints trainings Museums and Libraries Project Strengthening Families training modules 13

14 Example: Strategic Direction: Communications Indicator of Success: The public understands and values the purpose of EEC. Accomplished This Year Brain Building in Progress Public Awareness Campaign EEC and DPH joint Professional Development trainings Online courses, resources, educational pamphlets for families Interagency partnerships 14

15 Example: Strategic Direction: Communications Indicator of Success: The public understands and values the purpose of EEC. Planned for Next Year Brain Building in Progress Public Awareness Campaign (continued) WGBH Media Initiative- School Readiness website for parents Online resources, courses Birth to Grade Three Alignment for Developmental Success Child Development Training for School Principals and Early Education Leaders 15

16 Example: Strategic Direction: Infrastructure Indicator of Success: With user input and involvement, EEC has transformed the existing technology infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, unified comprehensive system. Accomplished This Year ESE-EEC Data Sharing Project: SASID Online waiting list application for families Online professional development courses, resources, educational pamphlets for families Online system developed to manage QRIS participation 16

17 Example: Strategic Direction: Infrastructure Indicator of Success: With user input and involvement, EEC has transformed the existing technology infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, unified comprehensive system. Planned for Next Year Early Childhood Data Systems work (continued) MA Kindergarten Entry Assessment- MKEA Cohort 2 Common Metric Project STEM Trainings and Standards MA Alignment Study Plan 17

18 Key Initiatives Advanced in FY2013 Highlights of the FY2012-2013 initiatives that advanced the work of EEC include: QRIS Quality Improvement Grants Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Reform Redefining Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Birth to Grade Three Alignment Social/Emotional, Language and Literacy Development Business Partnership with Early Education Comprehensive Child Data System Early Childhood Information System (ECIS)– Access to Parental Consent Forms at a Variety of Access Points ASQ – Access to Children Beyond Formal Child Care Settings Alignment of Quality with a Rate Reform Initiative Availability of On-line Resources Head Start Expansion Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program 18

19 The Call for Collective Action As we contemplate the future of our Commonwealth, and the future of our country and world, we must think differently and act more creatively about how we create consistent excellence throughout public education. We must break down the silos that characterize our approach to public education. Instead, we must create a continuum of teaching and learning dedicated at every turn to the academic and personal success of each individual student… (The Patrick Administration Education Action Agenda) provides an action agenda for establishing universal excellence over the next decade. Recognizing that no one idea will transform the system, the agenda leverages the relationships within the education sector and among all sectors of society. As we implement these action items, my administration will continue its commitment to the collaboration and cooperation that are the hallmarks of the Commonwealth Readiness Project. Taken together, and with all stakeholders working together, I am confident that we can deliver on a new 21st century promise of high-quality public education for all Massachusetts residents. --READY FOR 21ST CENTURY SUCCESS: THE NEW PROMISE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION; The Patrick Administration Education Action Agenda, June 2008 19

20 20 Timeline: 2013 January 8, 2013EEC Board Meeting Discussion January 17, 2013Board Planning and Evaluation Committee Meeting – Discussion February 5, 2013Send draft of the near final report to the Governors Office for review February 12, 2013EEC Board Meeting – Vote February 15, 2013Report Due


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