2 ContextLegislative language requires EEC to report on Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK), Mental Health initiatives and the Workforce Development SystemReport seeks to provide an update on EEC’s five-year Strategic Plan and will frame this year’s accomplishments and future planned activities by the Board’s Five Strategic Directions and Indicators of SuccessInteragency Partnerships with DCF, ESE, DHCD, DMH, DPH, DTA, ORI for cross- training, data sharing and screening and assessment2
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; andFindings 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.Do these stay the same?
4 EEC System Components and Strategic Directions: Legislative Report Standards, Assessment and AccountabilityInformed Families and PublicEarly Ed & Care and K-12 LinkagesWorkforce & Professional DevelopmentRegulationsGovernanceFinanceEEC Strategic DirectionsQualityFamily Support, Access, and AffordabilityWorkforceCommunicationsInfrastructure
5 EEC’s 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, andengagement of communities and families.The system EEC is building includes all children, not just those who are subsidized or in formal care.
6 Framework of Annual Report IntroductionFY13 ContextStrategic DirectionsFocused Strategic DirectionsMA Early Learning PlanIndicators of SuccessStrategic Direction:QualityAccomplished this yearPlan to do next yearStrategic Direction: WorkforceStrategic Direction: FamilyStrategic Direction: CommunicationsStrategic Direction: InfrastructureAppendices
7 FY2013 Context will include: Child and Family Literacy InitiativesLimited Universal Participation in QRISBirth to Grade Three Alignment EffortsImproved access to care for familiesReadiness Centers NetworkEducator and Provider SupportsWork of the Board of Early Education and Care
8 Example: Strategic Direction: Quality Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and ImprovementSystem (QRIS) has been developed, validated, funded andimplemented with full involvement of EEC’s communitypartners and EEC staff.Accomplished This YearLaunch of On-line System for Programs to Manage QRIS ParticipationLimited Universal Participation in QRISImplementation of FY2012 QRIS Program Improvement GrantsVerification of ProgramsQRIS Level 2 Infant-Toddler Rate IncreaseScreening and Assessment – MELDStandards: Validation and AlignmentCenter on Social Emotional Foundation for Early Learning- CSEFEL
9 Example: Strategic Direction: Quality Indicator of Success: MA Quality Rating and ImprovementSystem (QRIS) has been developed, validated, fundedand implemented with full involvement of EEC’scommunity partners and EEC staff.Planned for Next YearEvaluation of the QRIS StandardsRate Reform Initiative-Market Rate StudyTargeted Professional Development ResourcesDeveloping and Implementing a New Risk Management Tool
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 YearProfessional Development ProgramsFY2012 Educator and Provider SupportTargeted Professional Development ResourcesEarly Educator Scholarship ProgramProfessional Qualifications RegistryFY2012 Assessment Grant and Supports
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 YearEducator and Provider SupportBirth to 8 License ProjectTargeted Professional Development Resources with Readiness Centers
12 Example: Strategic Direction: Family Indicator of Success: Families are informed about child development and aware of family support resources.Accomplished This YearConsolidation of Coordinated Family and Community Engagement granteesInfant-Toddler Guidelines in five languagesASQ pilotMA Maternal, Infant and Early Care Home Visiting InitiativeImproved Access to Care- Online Income Eligible Waiting List
13 Example: Strategic Direction: Family Indicator of Success: Families are informed about child development and aware of family support resources.Planned for Next YearWGBH Media-based Literacy Support InitiativeFamily GuidesBrazelton Touchpoints trainingsMuseums and Libraries ProjectStrengthening Families training modules
14 Example: Strategic Direction: Communications Indicator of Success: The public understands and values the purpose of EEC.Accomplished This YearBrain Building in Progress Public Awareness CampaignEEC and DPH joint Professional Development trainingsOnline courses, resources, educational pamphlets for familiesInteragency partnerships
15 Example: Strategic Direction: Communications Indicator of Success: The public understands and values the purpose of EEC.Planned for Next YearBrain Building in Progress Public Awareness Campaign (continued)WGBH Media Initiative- School Readiness website for parentsOnline resources, coursesBirth to Grade Three Alignment for Developmental SuccessChild Development Training for School Principals and Early Education Leaders
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 YearESE-EEC Data Sharing Project: SASIDOnline waiting list application for familiesOnline professional development courses, resources, educational pamphlets for familiesOnline system developed to manage QRIS participation
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 YearEarly Childhood Data Systems work (continued)MA Kindergarten Entry Assessment- MKEA Cohort 2Common Metric ProjectSTEM Trainings and StandardsMA Alignment Study Plan
18 Key Initiatives Advanced in FY2013 Highlights of the FY initiatives thatadvanced the work of EEC include:QRIS Quality Improvement GrantsChild Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) ReformRedefining Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)Birth to Grade Three AlignmentSocial/Emotional, Language and Literacy DevelopmentBusiness Partnership with Early EducationComprehensive Child Data SystemEarly Childhood Information System (ECIS)– Access to Parental Consent Forms at a Variety of Access PointsASQ – Access to Children Beyond Formal Child Care SettingsAlignment of Quality with a Rate Reform InitiativeAvailability of On-line ResourcesHead Start ExpansionEarly Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program
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
20 Timeline: 2013 January 8, 2013 EEC Board Meeting Discussion Board Planning and Evaluation Committee Meeting – DiscussionFebruary 5, 2013Send draft of the near final report to the Governor’s Office for reviewFebruary 12, 2013EEC Board Meeting – VoteFebruary 15, 2013Report Due
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