Implement an integrated set of tools and practices at the state level that support families and providers with connecting to the right service at the right time.
1.3.1 Promote the 1-800-CHILDREN helpline as a statewide resource (centralized access point) for providers and families who are unsure where to go and are seeking early childhood care and education support, information, and resources. Ensure accuracy of helpline data through the implementation and maintenance of Aunt Bertha, a statewide resource directory.
1.3.2 Facilitate the expansion of IRIS, the Integrated Referral and Intake System, with interested communities in an effort to strengthen provider partnerships, communication, and accountability when connecting families to services.
1.3.3 Connect providers and communities to technical assistance to help them effectively adopt and implement the tools, resources, and practices that meet their needs to streamline navigation for families.
1.3.4 Identify and support telehealth