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First 5 School Readiness Update

SR PreConference Institute

April 27, 2005

Roberta Peck, SRPO Administrator

sr update
SR Update

Purpose:Celebrate Accomplishments

Network and Learn

Plan for Action

Agenda:

  • First 5 CCFC Vision for SR
  • Update on First 5 Initiatives/Projects
  • Policies, Process, Timeline for SR ReApp
  • Questions/Answers
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School Readiness (SR) is the overarching goal

SR Programs are a First 5 CCFC core investment

California’s children will be healthier and better prepared to reach their greatest potential in school and in life.

First 5 CCFC Vision

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Diversity of CA’s Youngest

Approx. 3.5 million children 0-5; 500,000 newborns /year

connections among first 5 ccfc programs
Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Principles that are the Foundation for ALL Programs:

  • Equity Principles
  • National Education Goals Panel School Readiness Definition
  • Five Essential and Coordinated Elements
      • Early Care and Education (ECE)
      • Parenting and Family Support Services
      • Health and Social Services
      • Schools’ Readiness for Children/ School Capacity
      • Program Infrastructure, Administration, and Evaluation
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Connections Among

First 5 CCFC Programs

MEES

CARES

Other Prog:

Kit

KCET

School Readiness

Initiative

Preschool

For All

Health Access

Project

Special

Needs

Project

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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Special Needs Project

To strengthen the School Readiness Initiative and other First 5 programs by demonstrating and disseminating comprehensive screening systems, improved access to coordinated services, and enhanced full inclusion for young children with disabilities and other special needs and their families.

  • $20M over 5 years
  • Ten demonstration sites selected late 2004.
  • El Dorado, San Diego, Sonoma, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, San Francisco, Riverside, LA, Orange
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Health Access Project: $46.5M over 4 years

  • To provide matching funds to subsidize health insurance premiums for children who are ineligible for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families; family income =/- 300% of FPL ($42.5M)
  • To support outreach, enrollment and retention ($3M)
  • For evaluation and quality enhancement ($1M)

Current Status:

  • 7 county apps approved
  • Apps can come in over the next year
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Health Access Partners

  • Departments of Health, Social Services, and Mental Health
  • MRMIB
  • Foundations: California HealthCare, Blue Shield, Endowment, Packard (Institute for Health Policy Solutions), and Wellness
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards - CARES

Provide matching funds to improve the quality and stability of the ECE workforce by supporting education and advancement on CDP Matrix to BA.

  • $164M State and County $ over 4 years; additional $30M/3 years First 5 CCFC approved Jan 2005
  • 47 counties participate
  • Over 34,000 stipends (28,000+ for Center Staff and 5,500+ for FCCH)
  • 59% serve infants/toddlers; 56% serve children with special needs; 69% serve ELL children (2003 data)
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

PFA Demonstration Project Purposes:

  • Demonstrate impact of voluntary preschool
  • Provide info re: strategies, funding, and partners in diverse settings
  • Reduce disparities in children’s achievement
  • Inspire public will and funding

Proposal (over 5-7 years):

  • $90M for 6 PFA Demonstration Projects; $10M Quality, Evaluation, Workforce, Monitoring
  • Variety of strategies will test different approaches
ca public supports pfa
CA Public Supports PFA
  • Value early learning as key to development and school success
  • Believe PFA can strengthen K-12 system
  • Support comprehensive ECE – but PFA first
  • Support success for ALL young children
  • Believe State has role in closing achievement gap
preschool in california
Preschool in California
  • Over 40 years of federal & state support for preschool
  • A focus on low income families
  • A history of programs with

(+) diverse types of providers and (-) inconsistent quality and inadequate access

who has access to preschool
Who Has Access to Preschool?

47 % of CA’s preschoolers enroll in public and private preschool

  • 58% of Caucasian children
  • 56% of African American children
  • 37% of Latino children

14 % of CA’s preschoolers enroll in publicly funded PreK

  • National average is 31%
  • CA ranks 47th
  • 76% have waiting lists

Figure based on National Data

ca policy momentum
CA Policy Momentum

Universal PreK Task Force Report (1998)

CA Master Plan for Education (2002)

  • voluntary access to preschool programs that offer group experiences and developmentally appropriate curricula

AB 172 (2005); AB 1032 (Jones); AB1246 (Wolk)

PFA Ballot Initiative (proposed 2006)

statewide preschool leadership
Statewide Preschool Leadership
  • SPI Preschool for All Initiative
  • P-16 Council
  • Proposition 10 (1998)
  • First 5 Commissions
statewide preschool leadership17
Statewide Preschool Leadership
  • Packard Foundation
    • Flagships
    • Policy and Research
  • Preschool

California and

Fight Crime – Invest in Kids

first 5 county commissions support pfa
First 5 County Commissions Support PFA
  • First 5 LA – LAUP funded with $600M for 5 years
  • First 5 SF - $155M over 10 years via Prop H
  • First 5 San Mateo - $13M over 10 years
  • First 5 Santa Clara - $50M over 5 years
  • First 5 Alpine and Sierra Counties PFA offered
  • 11 First 5 PFA Planning Projects
  • 20+ County Commissions Initiating and Facilitating Local PFA Efforts
spi and cde pfa first class learning initiative
SPI and CDE – PFA: First-Class Learning Initiative
  • Develop high-quality PreK content standards
  • Build professional learning system for PreK teachers
  • Implement a results-based accountability system
  • Create seamless transitions from PreK to K and first grade
  • Involve all stakeholders
resource cde ccsesa ca prek instructional networks
Resource = CDE-CCSESA CA PreK Instructional Networks
  • Purpose: Support professional development in research/standards- based preschool education for PreK administrators and teachers
  • Partners:
    • CDE funds – CDD and Special Education
    • CCSESA and CISC – COEs
    • First 5, Head Start, Even Start, Private Preschool Providers, Migrant Education
    • Sonoma State (CIHS) provides TA and support
resource cde ccsesa ca prek instructional networks21
Resource = CDE-CCSESA CA PreK Instructional Networks
  • Year One (2004-05) Activities:
  • Establish 11 regional networks of ECE administrators and leaders to develop and support regional communication and collaboration among preschool systems on literacy
  • Provide or facilitate professional development opportunities for preschool staff on research-based language and early literacy development
  • Year Two: Disseminate preschool standards and frameworks in literacy and math; develop standards in history/social science (include social-emotional development) and science
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Populations Being Served

School Readiness Programs serve all children in

communities with high priority schools as measured by

Academic Performance Index (API).

These are generally communities with high percentages of low-income families, children who are English learners and a significant number of children with disabilities and other special needs.

Health Access

serves children in

SR communities.

Special Needs

Demonstration Sites

in selected

SR Programs.

PFA Demonstration

Projects

will begin in these

communities.

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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Standards & Criteria for Services and Screening Based On:

  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Promising Practices
  • New Research

To Promote:

  • Equity Principles
  • Continuous Program Improvement
  • Dissemination of Information Across Programs
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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Workforce

Development

Highly qualified &

culturally/linguistically

diverse.

Preschool

For All.

Special Needs

Project

Demo Site

Training

Plan

Site

Training

Curriculum

CARES

School Readiness

Initiative

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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Statewide Evaluation

Preschool For All

Will build on the

Statewide, SR, and

SNP Evaluation.

Health Access

Project

CARES

School Readiness

Initiative

Special Needs

Project

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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs

Training and Technical Assistance

First 5 CCFC

Including Regional TA,

Statewide conference

and Contractors

School Readiness

Initiative

Preschool

For All

Health Access

Project

Special Needs

Project

connections among first 5 ccfc programs training and technical assistance
Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs Training and Technical Assistance

CARES

  • Child Development Training Consortium and W4QCC (CD Permit and TA Project)

Informal Care

  • ETR (Informal Child Caregiver Support Program)
  • KCET (“A Place of Our Own”)

Special Needs Project

  • Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State Univ
  • Department of Mental Health (Infant-Preschool Family Mental Health Program)

PFA – AIR and First 5 San Mateo

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Connections Among First 5 CCFC Programs Training and Technical Assistance

School Readiness

  • UCLA SR Listserve
  • SR Preconference, Regional TA via 6 regions and Statewide (First 5 Association), and ?

Health Projects

  • School of Nursing, UCSF (Child Care Health Linkages Project)
  • Department of Health Services (Asthma Initiative)
  • CA Dental Association and Dental Health Foundation (Oral Health Project)
  • Attorney General’s Office (Safe from the Start)
        • California Smokers’ Helpline
school readiness initiative
School Readiness Initiative

To improve the ability of families, schools, and

communities to prepare children to enter school ready

to succeed.

  • All counties are participating; matching funds allocated for a four to six year program period
  • 206 SR Programs target high-priority communities with services in 5 Elements for children 0-5 in school-community
  • Over half of the children in target communities are English learners; 83% low-income
sr reapplication
SR ReApplication
  • Policies
  • Process
  • Timeline

Stabilize - Improve - Adapt

sr reapp policy directions
SR ReApp Policy Directions
  • County Allocations and SR Program Budget Levels
  • “Bridge” funding for 01/02 SR Programs
  • GFOA Definitions for Fiscal Terms and for Administrative Funds
  • SR Implementation Funds

= Implications for SR Program and Expenditure Reports

Stabilize - Improve - Adapt

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SR ReApp Policy Directions
  • Integration of First 5 projects in Health Access, Special Needs, PFA, CARES, and others
  • Research/Standards Menu for SR Strategies in all 5 Elements
  • SR Evaluation ReDesign

Stabilize - Improve - Adapt

sr reapp process and timeline
SR ReApp Process and Timeline
  • 6 Regional Mtgs to gather input – Fall 2005
  • Send draft ReApp policies and forms for input
  • Conference Calls; FAQs and TA
sr reapp process and timeline draft for discussion
SR ReApp Process and Timelinedraft – for discussion
  • ReApp Packet available (12/05)
  • ReApp due for 01/02 and 02/03 SR Programs (2/06)
  • Notification in 4/06 for 7/06 ReFunding
  • ReApp will be 4 years from initial approval
a systems approach for school readiness
A Systems Approach for School Readiness

SCHOOL READINESS: Social, emotional, physical, cognitive

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC AWARENESS

Family

Child

Family support/ parent education

Health & prenatal care

Early care and education

for more information
For more information:

First 5 CCFC: www.ccfc.ca.gov

CDE/CDD: www.cde.ca.gov

Packard Foundation: www.packard.org

Preschool California:

www.preschoolcalifornia.org

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids CA: www.fightcrime.org

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