FY 14 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant. EEC Mission Statement. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s mission is to provide the foundation that supports all children in their development as lifelong learners and contributing
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FY 14 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant
The Massachusetts Department of Early
Education and Care’s mission is to
provide the foundation that supports
all children in their development as
lifelong learners and contributing
members of the community, and
supports families in their essential
work as parents and caregivers.
The goals and priorities of the CFCE grant directly align with EEC’s
Indicators of Success under the Family Support, Access and Affordability
section of the EEC Strategic Plan. These Indicators include:
The Department of Early Education and Care defines high needs children as children who have two or more of the following risk factors:
EEC, in partnership with CTF and DCF, continues to utilize the Strengthening
Families framework and approach, which has widespread support from social
science researchers, early childhood practitioners and policy experts. The
Protective Factors are:
Retrieved from The Center for the Study of Social Policy, Strengthening Families, January 5, 2010.
FY13 & 14 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement
of the family engagement and strengthening families
strategy across the state to support child development.
CFCE primary goals remain the same:
In order to create a more consistent, high quality network of support for children and
Families across the Commonwealth, CFCE grantees are required to meet the following
Parent/Child Playgroups: groups can be specific to a particular age range, e.g. toddlers, and/or group, such dads and their children; provides opportunities for parents to engage with CFCE staff to access child development information, learn about additional community resources, access the EEC Financial Assistance system, and connect with other parents.
Outreach strategies include: offering groups in community settings, such as Housing Developments, Homeless Shelters; employing parent ambassadors from target that reflect the ethnicity/culture of the families who are hard to reach and/or have children with multiple risk factors.
In the context of Parent/Child Playgroups, families gain access to:
Help Me Grow Model
social emotional development.
Use of the ASQ Screening Tool supports CFCE priorities
EEC received 48 applications for funding
Criteria for evaluating literacy proposals included:
Acceleration and Support of CFCE Implementation
Training opportunities for CFCE included in the Massachusetts Early Learning Plan (RTTT- ELC) strengthen state agency and private sector partnerships. Examples include:
FY14 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement
Funding represented a merger of EEC funding from:
EEC raised the base grant amount ($33,870 ) to support core functions, and
implemented this funding adjustment and the FY12 funding reduction by creating a
formula incorporating the following criteria to FY11 grantees with grant awards
of 100K or higher*:
*Reduction percentages were applied based on the number of criteria grantees met. The more criteria met, the lower the percentage of reduction applied.
CFCE priorities have remained consistent, with some refinement as
the development of EEC’s System of Early Education and Care has
FY2011 PrioritiesEEC built on the objectives of the FY10 CFCE grant, with
some refinement of the goals and activities to support the successful
implementation of the grant priorities.
Changes in 2011
EEC built on the objectives of the FY11 CFCE grant 1, with additional refinement of
the goals and activities that support the successful implementation of the grant
priorities. In FY12, there is a continued emphasis on:
Changes in 2012
EEC built on the objectives of the FY12 CFCE grant,1 with additional refinement of the goals and activities that support the successful implementation of the grant priorities. In FY13, there is a continued focus on:
Changes in 2013
In order to create a more consistent, high quality network of support for children and families
across the Commonwealth, CFCE grantees are required to meet the following requirements.
Why is literacy a priority?
SAC Needs Assessment: Family Survey Results (Random sample) indicate:
2 The Center on the Developing Child. Retrieved from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/
3 Boston Globe. Grade Three Students Lagging on Reading. Retrieved from http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/mcas/articles/2010/06/10/grade_3_students_lagging_on_reading/
Interactive and Dialogic Reading are evidence-based literacy models 4
Role of the adult includes:
4 retrieved from http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends-2011_06_10_FS_WWLanguage.pdf
“WHAT WORKS FOR EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations
of Programs and Intervention Strategies ,” Alison Chrisler, M.A. and Thomson Ling, Ph.D. June 2011
5 retrieved from http://dww.ed.gov/Preschool-Language-and-Literacy/Use-Interactive-and-Dialogic-Reading/practice/?T_ID=15&P_ID=31
Consistent Implementation Aligned with EEC Guidance
Consistent Implementation Aligned with EEC Guidance
FY11 Strategic Planning Opportunity
Eighteen CFCE grantees were awarded funding to support the development of a
community based strategic plan for meeting the needs of families with children
birth to eight years old.
Rural Community Strategic Planning Funding
FY12 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE)* grantees whose catchment area is represented predominantly by rural communities were eligible for Rural Community Strategic Planning funds.
CFCE Grant Recipients:
Fifteen CFCE grantees and one Reach Out and Read site participated as
pilot sites for the implementation of one of the Help Me Grow components, the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
(11 out of 64 surveys) have shown a concern for social-emotional delay.
the FY14 grant application.