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Title: Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems ECCS


1
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS)
  • Becky Bailey
  • Child Adolescent Health Services
  • North Dakota
  • Department of Health

2
Overall Goal
  • To support states to plan, develop and ultimately
    implement collaborations and partnerships to
    support families and communities in their
    development of children that are healthy and
    ready to learn at school entry.

3
Funding
  • Health Resources and Services Administration is
    the funding source for ECCS.
  • The North Dakota Department of Health was awarded
    funding for the ECCS Grant on July 1, 2003.

4
Phases
  • Planning
  • July 2003 to December 2005
  • Implementation
  • Began March 2006

5
Essential Components
  • Access to Health Insurance and Medical Home
  • Mental Health and Social/Emotional Development
  • Early Care and Education/Child Care
  • Parent Education
  • Family Support

6
Essential Components
  • Access to Health Insurance and Medical Home
    providing comprehensive physical and child
    development services for all children in early
    childhood including children with special health
    care needs and assessment, intervention and
    referral of children with developmental,
    behavioral and psycho-social problems.

7
Essential Components
  • Mental Health and Social/Emotional Development
    availability of services to address needs of
    children at risk for the development of mental
    health problems and service delivery pathways to
    facilitate entrance of at risk children into
    appropriate child development and mental health
    delivery systems.

8
Essential Components
  • Early Care and Education/Child Care services
    for children from birth through age five years of
    age that support childrens early learning,
    health and development of social competence.

9
Essential Components
  • Parent Education services that provide support
    to parents in their role as prime educators of
    children.

10
Essential Components
  • Family Support services that address the
    stressors impairing the ability of families to
    nurture and support the healthy development of
    their children.

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12
Healthy North Dakota (HND)
  • Statewide initiative
  • Focuses on improving the health of every North
    Dakotan
  • Community driven process
  • Dynamic statewide partnership

13
Healthy North Dakota (HND)
  • Early Childhood identified as a priority area
  • Healthy North Dakota Early Childhood Alliance
    (HNDECA) provides leadership in the area of
    early childhood and identifies strategies for
    building a Healthy North Dakota

14
Healthy North Dakota Early Childhood Alliance
(HNDECA)
  • HNDECA first meeting May 2004
  • Member programs described their purposes and gaps
  • Began work on vision, mission, guiding
    principles
  • Developed broad goals

15
ECCS HNDECA
  • Strategic planning
  • Collaboration building efforts
  • Assist in promoting the development of a
    comprehensive system of existing early childhood
    services within the five essential components

16
HNDECA Vision
  • Support families and communities in their
    development of healthy children who are ready to
    learn.

17
HNDECA Mission
  • Mission Provide leadership by planning,
    developing, and implementing collaborations and
    partnerships to support families and communities
    in their development of children in the following
    areas
    Access to health insurance
    medical home
  • Mental health and social emotional
    development
  • Early care and education/child care
  • Parent education
  • Family support

18
HNDECA Guiding Principles
  • Our work will be child centered and inclusive of
    all children, ages 0 to 8 years old.
  • We respect the primary roles parents have in
    their childrens lives.
  • We respect diversity of all populations in North
    Dakota.

19
HNDECA Guiding Principles
  • We believe,
  • All families have strengths and are included as
    partners in all decisions that affect their
    children
  • All families deserve equal access to quality
    services
  • All agencies have strengths

20
HNDECA Guiding Principles
  • We will collaborate effectively through
    communication and shared resources
  • Our work will result in family friendly services
    delivery
  • Our work will always be creative and open to
    change

21
HNDECA Sub-committees
  • Focused on the essential components
  • Access to Health Insurance and Medical Home
  • Mental Health and Social/Emotional Development
  • Early Care and Education/Child Care
  • Parent Education
  • Family Support incorporated throughout

22
HNDECA History
  • HNDECA May July 2004
  • HNDECA Steering Committee Retreat October 2004
  • HNDECA January 2005 (four sub-committees
    formed)
  • Sub-committees met twice March 2005 to June 2005

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24
HNDECA History
  • HNDECA meeting July 2005
  • Sub-committees met once or twice August 2005 to
    October 2005
  • HNDECA meetings November December 2005
  • Implementation plan submitted March 2006

25
HNDECA History
  • Plan approved without conditions and ND moved
    into the implementation phase March 2006
  • Four contracts awarded for implementation phase
    April 2006
  • Key People meeting June 2006
  • ECCS Grant application submitted June 2006

26
HNDECA History
  • Additional contract awarded for implementation
    August 2006
  • Grant application approved without conditions
    August 2006
  • HNDECA Steering Committee meetings August
    October 2006
  • HNDECA meeting October 26, 2006

27
ECCS National Conference
  • Early Childhood Networking meeting held September
    25 26, 2006 in Reston, Virginia.
  • Paul Ronningen (DHS), Linda Reinicke (CCRR), and
    Becky Bailey (NDDoH) represented North Dakota

28
ECCS National Conference
  • Meeting focused on four themes
  • Governance
  • Early Childhood Consultation
  • Financing
  • Strengthening Families
  • Plenary Session covered each theme along with
    breakout sessions

29
Conference Highlight
  • North Dakota was highlighted at a national level
    for having infant-toddler consultation

30
Focus on Needs
  • Sustainability
  • Results
  • Local Champions

31
Resources
  • www.bornlearning.org
  • Early Learning is one of United Ways top 3
    strategic initiatives
  • www.pathwaystooutcomes.org
  • Addresses school readiness
  • Includes list of actions that lead to goals
  • Includes evidence and indicators

32
Grant Update
  • 44 of 52 states are in the implementation phase
  • Kudos as grantees are doing astounding things
  • NDs grant accepted without conditions
  • One minor change of moving funds from equipment
    to supplies category

33
Grant Update
  • Project officers will be scheduling conference
    calls with grantees
  • Needs can be discussed at that time
  • Evaluation of the ECCS program is being evaluated
  • North Dakota will be involved in the second phase
    of evaluation

34
Joint Meeting January 2007
  • Collaboration of ECCS, Child Care Administrators,
    Head Start, Others
  • States will have teams of five
  • Strengthen advance partnerships at State and
    Federal levels to enhance systems for early
    childhood development

35
Joint Meeting 2007
  • NDs Leadership Team Donene Feist, Dr. Linda
    Jagielo, Linda Reinicke, Linda Rorman Becky
    Bailey
  • ND identified priority area of structures and
    governance for early childhood systems

36
Proposed Budget 2006-2007
  • Requests total gt 250,000
  • Contractual line item 74,622
  • HNDECA Steering Committee provided
    recommendations to ECCS Coordinator

37
Proposed Budget 2006-2007
  • ECCS Coordinator considered pertinence to the
    implementation plan, past support provided,
    statewide impact, relationship to five components
    of the grant, and guidance from federal project
    officer
  • ECCS Coordinator provided proposed budget and
    gathered additional input from potential grantees
    and Steering Committee

38
Proposed Budget 2006-2007
  • Mental Health Association of North Dakota (MHAND)
    3,000
  • NDSU Extension 10,000
  • Child Care Resource Referral (Bismarck) 11,000
  • Child Care Resource Referral (Fargo) 35,000

39
Proposed Budget 2006-2007
  • Childrens Special Health Services (CSHS) 8,000
  • Minot State University 5,000
  • Special Projects 2,622

40
Other Budget Requests
  • Department of Public Instruction 24.95 /book
    supply budget
  • Community Awareness of Mental Health 919
    carryover funds from 2004-2005
  • Expulsion Survey 10,000 look at funding from
    other areas (SSDI) or graduate projects

41
Next Steps
  • Formal application process to follow
  • Contact potential grantees
  • Grantees provide additional information relating
    to needs and budget justification
  • Review applications
  • Contract awards

42
The Future of ECCS Funding
  • Unsure of security of funding
  • Hoping to know by end of 2006
  • Need 1.5 years prep time for future funding
  • Funding may look like implementation
  • May be competing or continuing competing
  • Look at what goals are met in each state

43
ECCS in ND
  • Children face a variety of challenges
  • Comprehensive systems support families during
    their childrens first years of life
  • Support will affect what type of learner they
    will be and who they will become

44
ECCS in ND
  • Implementation of the State ECCS plan will
    support families and communities in their
    development of children that are healthy and
    ready to learn at school entry
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