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OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS GRANTS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH PART C AND SECTION 619 Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health R. Lorraine Brown RN, BS Public Health Analyst.

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OSEP National Early Childhood Conference

STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS GRANTS

AND

PARTNERSHIPS WITH

PART C AND SECTION 619

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Health

R. Lorraine Brown RN, BS

Public Health Analyst


Early childhood development healthy child care america
Early Childhood Development/Healthy Child Care America

HCCA objectives:

1. Quality Assurance

2. Infrastructure Building

3. Outreach

Ensuring the on-going promotion of health

and safety in out-of-home childcare


Early childhood development healthy child care america1
Early Childhood Development/Healthy Child Care America

QUALITY ASSURANCE:

Implementation of standards in each State to assure children in child care settings are protected from harm


Quality assurance
Quality Assurance

  • 27 Transitioning Healthy Child Care America Projects recommended regulatory language.

  • 26 THCCA Projects drafted new state regulations.

  • 27 THCCA Projects participated in hearings.

    Outcomes: 15 THCCA Projects reported new regulations have been adopted.


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Early Childhood Development/Healthy Child Care America

INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING

Develop statewide systems of Child

Care Health Consultants (CCHC)


Cchc activities
CCHC ACTIVITIES

33

29

29

15

13

3

Recommendations of corrective actions

Access to CCHC services

Training sessions

Phone calls and mailings

On-site screening

Site visits


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Early Childhood Development/Healthy Child Care America

OUTREACH

Plan, develop and implement outreach initiatives using the child care environment as an access point to health insurance and medical homes.


Sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY

Of 48 THCCA projects:

  • all reported continuing at least one of three HCCA activities beyond 2005

    Sources of funding for those planning to continue:

  • Federal- 23 (Child Care Development Block Grant)

  • State- 13 (Title V)

  • Other- 18


Transitioning healthy child care america thcca
TRANSITIONING HEALTHY CHILD CARE AMERICA (THCCA)

  • HCCA grantee funding ended 1/31/2005

  • HCCA activities have begun to transition into State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) plans

  • States to sustain some aspects of HCCA three objectives


Transitioning into seccs
TRANSITIONING into SECCS

HCCA

+

SECCS

+

+


Mchb strategic plan for early childhood
MCHB STRATEGIC PLAN FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

GOAL 1.

To provide leadership to the development of cross service systems integration partnerships in support of children in early childhood and enhance their ability to enter school healthy and ready to learn.


Mchb strategic plan for early childhood1
MCHB STRATEGIC PLAN FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

GOAL 2.

To support States and communities in their efforts to build early childhood service systems that address the following five critical components:

  • access to medical homes

  • social-emotional development of young children

  • early care and education

  • parenting education

  • family support


Mchb early childhood comprehensive systems grants
MCHB EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS GRANTS

Purpose:

To support States to plan, develop and ultimately implement collaborations and partnerships that support families and communities in their development of children that are healthy and ready to learn at school entry.


Mchb state early childhood comprehensve systems seccs
MCHB STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSVE SYSTEMS (SECCS)

Characteristics of the SECCS grants:

  • $100,000/year grants

  • 2+ years for planning

  • limited to the 59 State, jurisdiction , or Territory Title V agencies

  • Currently 51 grantees. In process of conducting another round to include South Carolina, Virgin Island and Territories

  • Grantees currently completing applications for implementation or more planning


Mutual missions activities
MUTUAL MISSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Promote participation in accessing medical homes for all children

  • Together address the social/emotional needs of all children

  • Integrate Child Care Health Consultants into other system partners programs

  • Weave accepted childcare standards into other early care and education system partners programs

  • Partner with family support & parent education efforts


Contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION

R. Lorraine Brown

Public Health Analyst

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Infant and Child Health Branch

5600 Fishers Lane

Parklawn Building, Room 18A-39

Rockville, MD 20857

Phone: 301-443-3513

Fax: 301-443-1296

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/


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