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Smart Beginnings NRV 2-Year Strategic Plan (FY13-14). Mission: To work for wise public investments in the infrastructure to support quality early childhood development in the New River Valley.

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Smart Beginnings NRV 2-Year Strategic Plan (FY13-14)

Mission: To work for wise public investments in the infrastructure to support quality early childhood development in the New River Valley.

Vision: Every family in the New River Valley with everything they need to help their children start school healthy and ready to learn.

Early Care and Education

Improve the quality of early care and education programs so that all families have access to high quality care and education for their children.

Ready Families

All families of children (prenatal through kindergarten entrance) will have all of the information and supports they need to promote their child’s optimal development and school readiness.

Coalition Development

All sectors will be engaged in creating and sustaining collaborative structures to ensure an effective early childhood system.

Public Engagement

All citizens in the NRV will recognize the importance of early childhood and act to support policies and investments promoting a Smart Beginnings for all children.

  • Key Strategies
  • Structure: Maintain an effective organizational structure that promotes collaborative strategies among agencies, organizations and sectors.
  • Measurement: Track and report risk factors, performance measures and system/child outcomes.
  • Resources: Maximize available resources and secure sustainable, diversified investment from both public and private sectors.
  • Key Strategies
  • Public Awareness: Develop messages and frames; execute print, broadcast and online media approaches.
  • Advocacy: Build an advocacy agenda and advocacy network to influence public policy.
  • VISTA: Build public engagement human resource capacity with a VISTA volunteer.
  • Volunteerism: Build volunteer opportunities, including the Lunch Hour reading mentor program.
  • Key Strategies
  • Quality: Expand and enhance participation in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI).
  • VPI:Maximize utilization of VPI slots.
  • Alignment: Promote alignment of childcare and preschool programs with expectations for kindergarten.
  • Professionalization: Support a strong and effective childcare and preschool professional network (NRV AEYC).
  • Key Strategies
  • Outreach: Support and enhance collaborative outreach and referral systems (SCORE).
  • Evidence-based Programs: Support and expand quality of evidence based programs for maternal & child health, home visiting and parent education (MIECHV).
  • Developmental Screening: Increase the number and % of children screened for developmental progress using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires

Outcome

Increased quality of early care and education programs.

  • Outcome
  • Increased quality of education and family services for parents with young children.
  • Outcome
  • Increased resources allocated to early childhood/school readiness efforts.
  • Outcome
  • Increased awareness and understanding of the importance of early childhood.
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Early Care and Education

GOAL - Improve the quality of early care and education programs so that all families have access to high quality care and education for their children.

LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased quality of early care and education programs

Medium Term Outcomes

Sustain mentoring and quality improvements at existing VSQI centers.

Increase the number of child care centers participating in the VSQI from 11 to 20.

Increase the number of children attending 3 and 4 star rated child care centers.

Maximize VPI

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Ready Families

GOAL - All families of children (prenatal through kindergarten entrance) will have all of the information and supports they need to promote their child’s optimal development and school readiness.

LONG TERM OUTCOME- Increased quality of education and family services for parents with young children.

Medium Term Outcomes

Better integration among home visiting and child abuse prevention programs

Improved outcomes for home visiting participants

A more complete, effective and sustainable continuum of care for maternal, infant and child health

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Coalition Development

GOAL - All sectors will be engaged in creating and sustaining collaborative structures to ensure an effective early childhood system.

LONG TERM OUTCOME- Increased resources allocated to early childhood/school readiness efforts.

Medium Term Outcomes

More and deeper engagement from a wider group of individuals

A healthy expanding coalition

Increased early childhood systems funding

Improved Smart Beginnings NRV sustainability

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Public Engagement

GOAL - All citizens in the NRV will recognize the importance of early childhood and act to support policies and investments promoting a Smart Beginnings for all children.

LONG TERM OUTCOME - Increased awareness and understanding of the importance of early childhood.

Medium Term Outcomes

Increase public awareness and engagement

Support policy change

Access new resources