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Early Childhood Iowa. System Change. System Change is defined as: A “revision of the ways that people and institutions think, behave, and use their resources to affect fundamentally the types, quality, and degree of service delivery to children and families.”

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Early childhood iowa

Early Childhood Iowa


Early childhood iowa

System Change

  • System Change is defined as:

    • A “revision of the ways that people and institutions think, behave, and use their resources to affect fundamentally the types, quality, and degree of service delivery to children and families.”

    • Together We Can: A guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services, 1993


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System Change

  • This change is achieved through

    • the commitment of resources,

    • a willingness to alter existing policies, and

    • partners “sharing a vision, establishing common goals, and agreeing to use their power to achieve them.”

    • Together We Can: A guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and

    • Human Services, 1993


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Building Iowa’s Early Care, Health, and Education System

  • North Carolina’s Smart Start technical assistance grant

  • Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant

  • Early Childhood Iowa Legislation

  • Early Childhood local system development grant (funded through National Governor’s Association)


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Early Childhood Iowa Legislation

  • Early Childhood Iowa Council

  • Steering committee – currently co-chairs committee

  • Component groups- public and private partnership

  • State Agency Liaison Team

  • Lead Agency – Iowa Department of Public Health


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  • Unified Vision

    Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.

  • Strategic Plan

    Single, comprehensive plan for children zero to five years and their families

Early Childhood Iowa


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ECI System

  • Community

    Empowerment (DOM)

  • DPH

  • DHR

  • DHS

  • DE

  • DED

Empowerment Technical Assistance Team (SET)

  • Governor’s Office

  • DPH

  • DHR

  • DHS

  • CHSC

  • DE

  • ISU Extension

  • DOM/

State Agency Liaison Group

(SALT)

ECI STAKEHOLDERS

INFRASTRUCTURE GROUPS

PROGRAMMATIC

GROUPS

Governance, Planning, Administration

Quality Services & Programs

Co-ChairsGroup

Professional Development

Resources and Funding

Public Engagement

Results Accountability

Implies direct accountability and partnership relationship

Implies advisory and information exchange


Early childhood iowa stakeholders

Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders

PURPOSE: Be a catalyst in the development of Iowa’s comprehensive, integrated Early Care, Health, and Education System.


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Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders

Guiding Principles

Develop to make Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders accountable to their mission of building a comprehensive Early Care, Health, and Education System for the State of Iowa.

  • Broad Based Representation

  • Respect

  • Responsiveness

  • Informed Decision Making

  • Agent of Change


Component workgroups

Component Workgroups

Program

  • Quality Services and Programs

  • Professional and Workforce Development

  • Public Engagement

    Infrastructure

  • Governance, Planning, and Administration

  • Results Accountability

  • Resources and Funding


Strategies for system change

Strategies for System Change

Programs

Quality Services and Programs

  • Family Support Leadership group

  • Child Care Issue Brief

  • Mental Health Network

    Professional and Workforce Development

  • Professional development landscape

  • Professional development Web site

    Public Engagement

  • Public awareness of early childhood

  • Early Care, Health & Education Day on the Hill


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Strategies for System Change

Governance, Planning and Administration

  • Governance structure of ECI

  • Diversity Summit, Retreat, and work plan

  • State level assessment of system building process

    Resources and Funding

  • Fiscal assessment on 2006 data

    Results Accountability

  • Indicators and goal measures

  • Strategic Plan

Infrastructure


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Strategies for System Change

  • Accountability for results

  • Public will to support early childhood issues

  • Strengthen leadership

  • Expand the organizational capacity

  • Unifying vision

    Every child, beginning at birth, will

    be healthy and successful.


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Relationship of ECI and Empowerment

  • Partnership

  • Advisory for Iowa Empowerment Board along with Community Empowerment Coordinators

  • ECI Strategic Plan used as a framework for Empowerment Board


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For More Information…

www.earlychildhoodiowa.org

Gretchen Hageman

Iowa Department of Public Health

515-281-7585

[email protected]

Jenny Hodges

Iowa Department of Public Health

515-281- 4926

[email protected]


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