Strategic Plan

Strategy 5.2

Increase capacity and equitable access to early childhood care and education programs and services through policy and administrative directives.

5.2.1   Use the Early Childhood Recommendations Panel and other early childhood governance groups to identify and address laws, policies, funding requirements, practices, ordinances, and regulations that hinder access, availability, and community flexibility.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.Requires policy changes by elected officials.

5.2.2   Analyze eligibility requirements, including work and family income levels, of statefunded early childhood care and education services in coordination with Head Start and Early Head Start to maximize resources and ensure equitable access for families.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.Requires policy changes by elected officials.

5.2.3   Identify state matching funds to draw down all federal funds for child care.
State agency led tactic.Requires policy changes by elected officials.

5.2.4   Use early childhood care and education state agency-issued requests for proposals to promote equitable access to services.
State agency led tactic.

5.2.5   Ensure adequate, equitable services for children with, or at risk of, developmental delays.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.Requires policy changes by elected officials.

5.2.6   Develop recommendations to expand promising and evidence-based home visiting models, and support a statewide home visiting infrastructure with a variety of sustainable home visiting service options that meet the needs of families and communities.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.Requires policy changes by elected officials.