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Policy and Program Implementation

The California Social Work Education Center Toolkits Web page

This Web site has a number of online toolkits, including implementation toolkits, the Birth to Six Toolkit, the Family Finding and Engagement Toolkit, the Father Engagement and Father Involvement Toolkit, and the Team Decision Making Toolkit. The section on implementation toolkits includes a number of resources on defining and planning a program.

Active Implementation Hub

This Web site provides tools and resources related to active implementation and implementation science. It includes video modules, lessons, and courses to support the implementation of evidenced-based practices.

Kids Matter: Improving Outcomes for Children in Washington State

This publication outlines a collaborative and comprehensive strategic framework for building the early childhood system in Washington State in order to improve outcomes for children (Kids Matter). This plan offers a framework that supports the efforts of local and state stakeholders to coordinate, collaborate, and integrate efforts that will lead to children being healthy and ready for school.

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program

This Web site has information and resources on the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program, which awards competitive, cooperative agreement grants to States to design, develop, implement, and expand longitudinal education data systems. These systems are intended to enhance the ability of States to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data. This Web site includes information on the grant program, as well as many public resources designed to support the development and implementation of statewide longitudinal data systems.

Human Services Systems Integration: A Conceptual Framework

This paper examines similarities in service integration efforts and uses this information to develop a set of organizing principles and constructs for planning a service integration initiative. First, it elaborates on two key dimensions—relationship intensity and institutional similarity—critical for understanding any particular integration effort. Second, it proposes a strategy for framing integration efforts based on these two dimensions. Third, it considers the implications of this framework for developing an integration agenda.

Early Childhood State Advisory Councils Final Report

This final report on State Advisory Councils grants highlights general themes across the States and presents each State’s accomplishments in meeting the grant requirements. It also suggests implications for future Council work.

Building Connections: Six State Case Studies of Early Childhood System Building at the State and Local Levels

The report contains six case studies on building an early childhood system and examines a hosts of topics including successes, failures, advocacy efforts, and lessons learned.

Strategic Alignment

This blog post introduces the concept of strategic alignment and describes how alignment is related to strategic planning.

The Capacity of the Early Care and Education System: Response to Section 85 of Chapter 215 of the Acts of 2009

This PowerPoint reports on the capacity of the Massachusetts early education and care system to enhance the quality of programs. It outlines the Massachusetts Department of Early Care and Education’s five-part strategic framework and describes progress to date.

Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Program Funding Streams Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance and resources related to blending and braiding early childhood funding streams. It was designed to support state advocates and policymakers with making policy choices that facilitate the blending and braiding of funding streams to improve access to and length of children’s participation in high-quality early learning programs.