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  • Developed for the Office of Head Start by the

    Early Head Start National Resource Center, 2011

    A member of the National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Network

    Including and Expanding Early Head

    Start in Early Childhood Systems

    Beth Walling, EHS/NRC@ZTT

    Lilli Copp, Florida HS Collaboration Office

    Darshana Spach, Maine, Hornby Zeller

  • Developing a Continuum

    of Home Visiting Services

    in Maine

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  • History of Home Visiting

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  • Maine Families Home Visiting

    Statewide program

    State-funded professional development

    PAT and Touchpoints

    Standards of Practice

    Ongoing quality assurance and evaluation

    Funding

  • Maine Families

    Network in all 16 counties

    Unique partnerships with

    community providers

    Core public health home

    visiting delivery system

  • Other Home Visiting Programs

    Early Head Start

    Public Health Nursing

    Community Health Nursing

    Non-state funded programs

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  • Federal MIECHV Needs

    Assessment Isolated families in rural

    communities

    poverty

    drug-affected births

    Substance abuse

    Gaps in infrastructure

    Need for stakeholder buy-in

    and input

  • Community defined at

    county level

    Three high need counties

    Project LAUNCH

    Project LAUNCH here

    MIECHV Needs Assessment

  • State Plan Development

    Public Hearing on Needs Assessment findings

    Stakeholder Meetings

    Focus Groups with underserved populations

    Build existing resources

    Reward local collaboration

  • Floridas Early Head Start

    Partnerships

    Linking with State Infant and Toddler

    Networks

  • Floridas Head Start Stats

    2009-2010

    42,493 total children HS/EHS

    37,541 total enrollment

    37,376 in HS

    5,117 in EHS & 546 Pregnant women

    3,244 in Migrant & Seasonal HS

    Nearly $300 Million in federal funds

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  • Floridas School Readiness Stats

    2009-2010

    240,907 Children in School Readiness

    156,832 4-year-olds in VPK

    > $617 Million in federal and state funds in School Readiness

    68, 884 Infants and Toddlers

    51,730 Private Centers/School

    10,750 Family Child Care

    444 Informal and 68 Public Schools

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  • Note: Projects described here are funded through Federal ARRA funds.

  • Floridas ECE System

    Office of Early Learning

    CCDBG and Quality Initiatives

    School Readiness (SR)

    Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

    Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)

    31 Early Learning Coalitions

    Four Networks Infants & Toddlers, Inclusion, Preschool and After School

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  • Other Partners

    Department of Education

    VPK Rules

    Kindergarten Screening and Readiness Rate

    Department of Children and Families

    Licensing and Certification

    Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant

    Early Learning Coalition

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  • Maines Home Visiting System:

    Stakeholder Involvement

    Responding as a community to needs of families

    Relying on national experts and current research

    Recognizing capacity of providers in Maine

    Head Start, Early Head Start, Project LAUNCH,

    Public Health, Advocates, Trainers, Substance Abuse

    Services, Medical Community, Epidemiologists,

    Evaluators, Leadership

  • Finding Common Ground

    Home Visiting Definition and Design

    Coordinated Referral System

    Data Collection and Evaluation

    Professional Development

  • Strengths and Partners

    Zero to Three TA State Infant/Toddler Specialist

    HSSCO Location

    Self Assessment Two Goals

    Strengthen the I&T Network w/in Early Learning Coalitions

    Training & Collaboration with EHS

    Invited ZTT to ELC ED meeting

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  • Integration of Early Head Start

    Enhanced Communication with Infant/Toddler Network Conference Calls Webinars

    Training

    Understanding System Differences

    Breaking Down Barriers

    Accountability and Evaluation Measures

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  • Home Visiting

    Professional Development

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  • Maine Roads to Quality

    Registry for Early Care and Education (Career Lattice)

    Home Visiting Track

    training participation

    work experience

    education documentation

    Aligned with Standards of Practice

    Connection for all ECEs

    Recognition of accomplishments

  • Professional Development

    Required Training

    Infant Mental Health

    Parents as Teachers

    Touchpoints

    Reflective Supervision

    Core Content Areas (i.e. Perinatal

    Substance Abuse)

    Great Beginnings

  • Professional Development

    Early Learning Partners Initiative

    Developing Infant/Toddler Core Competencies

    Network of Trainers

    Professional Development Registry

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  • Accountability and Evaluation

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  • Accountability and Evaluation

    Ongoing Maine Families evaluation

    State and National Public Health Benchmarks

    (child and family outcomes)

    Standards of Practice and model fidelity

    (process outcomes for quality assurance)

    Plan to leverage MCH epidemiologists for

    alignment of data

    Discussion of cross systems data analysis

  • Data Driven Policy

    Use of evaluation data to support:

    Ongoing state investment in home visiting

    Systems improvements

    Priority funding for communities at risk

    Creative local collaboration

  • Changing Landscape

    Office of Early Learning

    State Child Care Administrator

    Cuts to funding

    child care

    VPK

    Funding changes in FY12 for EHS

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  • State Landscape Changes

    Needs Assessment workplans

    Governors budget

    Redirection of stakeholder energy

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  • Stakeholders Unite

  • For Further Information

    Maine Families www.mainefamilies.org

    Maine MIECHV http://mainecgc.org/miechv.htm

    Sheryl Peavey, State Administrator

    Darshana Spach, Evaluator

  • Developed for the Office of Head Start by the

    Early Head Start National Resource Center, 2011

    A member of the National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Network

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