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1 Race To The Top Early Learning Challenge Hawaii 2011

2 5 Areas that Must Be Addressed 1.Successful State Systems that include: demonstrated commitment to early learning and development; rationale for reform; aligned and coordinated system; and sustainable budget. 2.High-Quality, Accountable Programs validated QRIS and access to high quality programs for children with high needs. 3.Promoting Early Learning and Development Outcomes for Children through early learning and development standards, comprehensive assessment system, screening and addressing health, behavioral and developmental needs and family engagement. 4. A Great Early Childhood Education Workforce that includes a clear ladder of knowledge and competencies and support for providers to move up that ladder. 5.Measuring Outcomes and Progress including kindergarten entry assessment and/or building an early learning data system.

3 How It Works: Challenge Priorities Absolute Priority/Must Address: Building school readiness for children with high needs Competitive Priority/Adds Points to Scoring: 1.Including all Early Learning and Development Programs in the Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System 2.Understanding the Status of Childrens Learning and Development at Kindergarten Entry Invitational Priority/No Points to Scoring: 1. Sustaining Program Effects in the Early Elementary Grades. 2. Invitational Priority–Encouraging Private-Sector Support.

4 Hawaiis Plan Development Update as of September 15, 2011

5 Hawaiis RTTT ELC Vision Hawaii has a comprehensive, high-quality early learning system, including choice, access, affordability, sustainability and cultural integrity that serves all of Hawaiis children, prenatal to age five and that lays a foundation for lifelong success. ~ in alignment with Hawaiis Early Learning Council

6 Unique to Hawaii Cultural diversity and responsiveness Family and community engagement Linkages to ongoing initiatives – Race to the Top DOE – Pre-plus, P-20, P-3 – Family centered medical home – Private public partnerships Strong Governor support

7 Area 1: Successful State System Integrate and align resources and policies across State system Fiscal mapping by The Finance Project Establish a Department of Early Childhood ( by 2015).

8 2: High Quality & Accountability Design, pilot & implement Quality Rating Improvement System for all early learning program (various settings). Increase quality of high quality programs Increase number of children with high needs enrolled in high quality programs

9 3: Promoting Early Learning & Development Outcomes Incorporate state early learning and development standards in program, curricula and activities, training of practitioners. – Health promotion through screenings, related referral, well child care using Family-Centered Medical Home Initiative – Implement family engagement strategies in program standards

10 4: Great Early Childhood Workforce Workforce knowledge and competency framework that shows a progression of credentials/knowledge in early education. – Alignment with higher education institutions and other professional development providers Increase number of credentialed early childhood educators; with ongoing access to professional development opportunities Training and supported knowledge to implement strong family engagement strategies

11 5: Measuring Outcomes & Progress Kindergarten entry assessment Comprehensive and shared data system (DHS, DOE, DOH)

12 MOU Agreements One umbrella agreement between state agencies – DOH, DOE, DHS, UH – E.g. adopt and use a set of statewide early learning and development standards; statewide Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement Stystem One agreement specific to longitudinal data sharing amongst partners. – DOH, DOE, DHS, UH, DLIR

13 Letters of Support Needed Early Learning Council Keiki Funders Network Congressional Delegation Legislative Leaders Counties UH, DHS, DOE, DOH, GBA, PATCH, HAEYC, AAP, P-20, CBC, KS…..

14 Updated Proposal Timeline TaskDate Due Workgroups share content from assigned areas of RTTT-ELC Critical Readers, Workgroups ID Legal Citations, MOU areas (Shared with AG to research Laws and Regs) Sept. 16 Meeting with Dept. Liaisons to ID Master MOU, Longitudinal Data MOU Sept 20 Data Tables Due to Core Team by Systems GroupSept 23 Draft 1: Ready for Workgroups for feedback/comment; also to Department Heads, Dept. Liaison and AG Sept. 26 Draft 1: Proposal Comments/feedback returned to Core TeamSept. 28 Draft 2: Ready for Final Review by (Department Heads?), AG & critical readers Oct. 3 Draft 2: Comments/feedback returned to Core Team;Oct. 5 Packaging of FINAL document & attachmentsOct. 9 TO AG for Final Review & Signature by AG and Governor's SignatureOct. 10 AG/Gov Return SignaturesOct.11 Mail Out (package must be in Washington DC by Oct. 19th)Oct. 12

15 RTT-ELC Leadership Team Bob Peters, ELC Dee Jay Mailer, ELC Pankaj Bhanot, DHS Ronn Nozoe, DOE Linda Johnsrud, UH Terry Lock, Office of the Governor

16 Core Team Work Group Leaders: Chris Jackson and Keiko Nitta (Systems) Mike Fahey, Diane Young, Christina Cox (Standards) Kaina Bornacorsi and GG. Wesienfeld (QRIS) Melodie Vega and Linda Buck (Workforce) Tammi Chun and Karen Lee (Longitudinal Data System)

17 Core Team Nonie Toledo (Project Manager) David Leake (Lead Grant Writer) Coreen Lee (Researcher/ Communications) Malia Lagaso (Document/ Logistics) Miki Lee (Facilitator) Susan Yuen (Budget Technical Assistance) Critical readers

18 Funding for Core Team Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation Hawaii Community Foundations Omidyar Ohana Fund Kamehameha Schools Good Beginnings Alliance as Fiscal Agency

19 More Information: Terry Lock Early Childhood Coordinator Office of the Governor

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