Wildly Important Goal
Wildly Important Goal (WIG): At least 31% of CCCAP children under the age of five (U5) are served in high quality rated programs.
Overview: The below strategies represent the Office of Early Childhood level WIGs. Key representatives from the Units of Child Care Quality and Licensing are completing a Lead-Measure Builder sheet as a follow-up to the DPA technical assistance.
Calculation: 2,886 children is 31% of 9,309 (denominator)
We currently have 2,122 or 22.8% of CCCAP children in high quality; 2,886 – 2,122 = 764 additional children needed (Calculation based on actual data presented during September 2014 CSTAT)
For full details such as site numbers and nexts steps, download the full WIG Strategies Matrix.
The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is working to maintain the number of children utilizing CCCAP who are enrolled in a high quality program. This involves outreach to facilities with ratings that will expire to ensure a reschedule has occurred and following the schedule for other programs that utilize CCCAP that are scheduled for a quality rating and tracking the outcome of the rating.
Alternate Pathway (N=40)
Head Start (delegate and grantee only) will be an alternate pathway. Applications have been received from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care), ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
Priority Sites – Large (N=28)
Priority sites are those programs that unrated/low-rated, not defined as Alternate Pathway, not expiring in 2014 and serve at least an average of 37 unique CCCAP children per month.
Priority Sites – Medium (N=104)
Priority sites are those programs that unrated/low-rated, not defined as Alternate Pathway, not expiring in 2014 and serve at least an average of 13-36 unique CCCAP children per month.
Early Learning Ventures Recruitment (N=14)
Through a contract with the Office, this vendor is working with high capacity CCCAP programs in high need communities. Programs receiving the shared service support through this contract agree to pursue a quality rating.
LQ Rated Programs Scheduled for Rating [NEW] (N=10)
The Office is working with Qualistar to track low quality rated programs that utilize CCCAP that are scheduled for a new rating visit through December 2014. This involves outreach to facilities and tracking the outcome of the rating.
By following this 6 pronged strategy, the Office estimates that it will achieve a performance of up to 50% on this measure by June 2015, thus surpassing the 31% WIG and ensuring approximately 2,477 additional, unique children U5 in CCCAP are in a highly rated facility. There are a total of 240 sites included in all 6 strategies.
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