Report Update on FIRST 5 Preschool for All Master Plan

The First 5 years.

FIRST 5

Make them count.

SANTA CLAU, COUNTY

TO:

Children, Seniors and Families Committee
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

FROM:

Jolene Smith, Executive Director
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

SUBJECT:

FIRST 5 Report Back, # 155

DATE:

October 19, 2005

Title: Update on FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Preschool for All Master Plan
Recommended Action: Accept the Update on FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Preschool for All
Master Plan.
Summary of Request: The E3 Institute will present a PowerPoint providing an update and
brief overview of the Preschool for All Master Plan and the Preschool for All Grant Application.
The presentation reflects the direction of the Master Plan.

Background: On August 17, 2005 a request was made by the Children, Seniors and Families
Committee to have FIRST 5 staff or commission members provide a periodic update on the
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Preschool For All Initiative.
In March 2004. the Commission approved $300,000 in funding to the E3 Institute for the
research and development of the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Preschool for All Master Plan.

The E3 Institute also prepared the First 5 California Preschool for All grant application. This
application was submitted to First 5 California on July 27, 2005 with a Letter of Commitment
signed by Commissioner Ferrer, as Chair of the Commission. The Letter of Commitment
indicates two financial commitments over the next five years from FIRST 5 Santa Clara County:
$42 million for Preschool for All, and $38 million to provide comprehensive support services to
children and families (High Risk Design) served under the Preschool for All plan.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None to Santa Clara County Government. Funding for Preschool for All and High Risk Design
was approved in the FY 05/06 Budget presented at the May 11, 2005 FIRST 5 Commission
meeting. FIRST 5 Santa Clara may receive up to $850,000 if the Preschool for All grant
application is approved and awarded.

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To present an overview of the Preschool for
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History to Date
Geographical Data-mapping: Combined
Cumulative Child Risk Factors by Zip Code
Preschool for All Planning Civic Engagement
Planning Process
• Alignment of PFA and High-Risk Design
- Components A, B, C
• Neighborhoods or zip codes

• Service Elements
• 5-Year Community Service Model Budget

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History to Date
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CARES (Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational
Standards) Initiative launched
Early Learning Initiative launched (School Readiness)
QELO (Quality Early Learning Opportunities) Initiative to
study models of early childhood expansion and care
EMQ High-Risk Research and Design Initiative convened
service providers and policy makers to study ...
- Best practices
SSA's data on the emergency response hotline
- Special needs assessment
... and recommend an appropriate service delivery model for
the highest risk children and families

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Geographical data-mapping to showing the areas of highest
cumulative risk to children and families and the supply of early
childhood programs
Three-part model was developed to serve families with highest
cumulative risk:
- High-quality Preschool
- Specialized Home Visitation
- Comprehensive Community Service Family Supports
to serve children and families
Adopted an ecological framework that considers all influences on the
life of a child and family
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County adopted a research-based, focused
approach to ensure highest impact on children with cumulative risk
while still providing programs, services, and activities for all children.
A community approach was adopted.
Launch of Preschool for All Initiative planning process simultaneously
with High-Risk Design implementation planning

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Santa Clara County Population Age 0-5 by Zipcode Area

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Risk • Capacity Rating

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C:=l Both highest risk & low cap

Risk factors include Mother no high school;
Te.enage mother; Low birth weight; Late entry to prenatal care;
Substantiated child abuse reports; Domestic violence Involving

children; and Medical payment for bi11h.

Low early education capacity was defined as capacity to serve
fewer than 50% of children aged O- 5 In that area.
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E3 Institute spearheaded a one-year planning process that included 150
representatives from early education, business, foundations, school
districts, research organizations, social services, charitable and nonprofit organizations
Council on Excellence in Early Childhood Education provided overall
leadership of the planning, maintained the big picture vision, and
developed the business plan framework
Content Committees
Civic Engagement
- Quality Standards
- Facilities
Operations
Steering Committee provided support to the Council on Excellence
and Content Committees and is assisting in preparation of the
Master Plan
E3 staff, Fl RST 5 Santa Clara County staff, and consultants
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Research Tells Us There are 14 Critical

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Development of a well-educated workforce at a BA Degree level
with support for accreditation process

2. Development of a workforce compensation schedule based on
qualifications
3. Low adult/child ratios and group size based on staff
qualifications
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Length of day, length of year, and linkage to full-day services

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Facilities and environment to be of highest quality as measured
by all current local and state regulations monitored by on-site
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reviews

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Developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate
curriculum content and activities with specific learning
objectives

7. Developmental screening, assessments, and referral services
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Inclusion of children With special needs

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Integration of in-home support services and ecological
interventions in partnership with early educators

10. Family engagement and education
11. PFA High-Risk Design longitudinal evaluation
12. Monitoring and technical assistance
13. Commitments with community resources and partners
14. Transition plans for children and families from prekindergarten to K-3 rd grade (part of the longitudinal study)

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Alignment of PFA, High-Risk Design, and
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Design a Community Approach Utilizing
Research and Data
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A: Countywide Reach

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B: Focused Neighborhoods

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• Program services and activities
serving all children 0-5 years
• Engagement of Community focusing
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• 10% of targeted population (0-5 years)

C: Targeted Neighborhoods
(Demonstration Sites)

• 23% of targeted population (0-5 years)
in the highest number of cumulative risks.

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A- County-Wide Services

Healthy Kids Insurance Premiums
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Education & Awareness Regarding Child Development and Early
Childhood Intervention
Multi-Media/Multi-Cultural Communication Strategy: Countdown to
Kindergarten
Community Engagement Strategy
Professional Development/CARES Stipends for early educators
Early Screening and Assessment
Children's Discovery Museum Exhibits for 0-5 Year Olds
FIRST 5 Program Specialists Support and Coordination
Kit for New Parents
Arts Enrichment Initiative
Community College course development in literacy and arts
Support for service providers through new training and cross training
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B - Additional Services Provided in Focused
Neighborhoods

• 10% of Total 0-5 Year Olds Live in These 5 Zip Codes
. Neighborhoods:
95118: Branham Lane/Meridian Ave. (San Jose)
95128: Luther Burbank/Sherman Oaks (San Jose)
95133: Rancho Verde/McKee (San Jose)
94040: Castro/Theuerkauf (Mtn. View)
95136: Foxworthy/Capitc3.I (San Jose)

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All services identified in Component A
Focus on coordinated,. integrated alignment of service delivery
Family Advocates
Supplemental funds for needed services
Early screening and assessment for developmental delays
FIRST 5 Program Specialists to provide coordination , gap and resou rce
analysis, and convene partners and stakeholders
Quality learning environments in year 2 of Preschool for All - 200
new and enhanced spaces with first priority given to 3- and 4-yearolds
Parent education workshops with quality early learning
environments for children
Coordination with Community Colleges and Universities regarding
workforce
development

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Community Approach - Component B

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Total Rating Points

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Cumulative Risk was calculated relative to the County average.
The darker the red the greater the Cumulative Risk.

- Motherwlth no high school degree
- Teenage mother

- Low birth weight

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- Substantiated child abuse reports
• Domestic violence involving chtldrel'!

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95118: Branham/Meridian (San Jose), 95136: Foxworthy/Capital (San Jose), 95128: Luther Burbank/Sherman Oaks (San Jose), 95133
Rancho Verde/McKee {San Jose), 94040: Castroffheuerkauf (Mtn. View)

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Compo~ent C - Dem_onstration Sites
1n Targeted Zip Codes
23% of Total Population of 0-5 Year Olds Live in These 6 Zip Codes

• Children referred from Family Court, Emergency Response Hotline,
Domestic Abuse Criminal Court, Reunification Court
School District Partners

95111:
95122:
95116:
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Alum Rock Elementary
San Jose Unified
San Jose Unified
Gilroy Unified

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Component C Services
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All services identified in Component A
All services in Component B
The Three-Part Model which includes: ·
Comprehensive Quality learning environment
for 1,088 new and enhanced spaces with first
priority focusing on 3- and 4-year-olds
Home visitation
Family support and other strategic interventions
Alignment of PFA with Early Learning Initiative

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Community Approach - Component C

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Targeted areas with the highest combine<! cumulative risk rnting and the
highest density of children birth through 5 and the lowest API scores.
Risk factor ratings within zipcode a rea

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- Mother with no high school degree
- Teenage mother·
- Low birth weight
- Late entry to prenatal care
- Substantiated child abuse reports
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School District Partners: 95020 (Gilroy Unified), 95111, 95122 (Franklin-McKinley).
95116 (Alum Rock), 951 12, 95127 (San Jose Unified)

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Preschool for All Timeline
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January '06
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September '06

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Select individuals with specialized
early education skills and experiences
Convene an orientation for newly formed
Implementation Task Force membership

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Develop implementation priorities
• Develop an implementation time frame
• Determine dates and locations for public
forums

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Set standards for all demonstration sites
Develop procurement process criteria

Develop procurement timeframe

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• Preschool for All converges with the
collaborative selected to implement the
High Risk Model
Engage with task force partners to develop
evaluation and data collection system

Work with FIRST 5 to select elements of
parent engagement strategy consistent
with regional work
Identify work force development activities

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Survey Pre-K - 3rd grade teachers for
professional development needs
Finalize site selection process
Finalize the use of ECERS for site review
Assess technical assistance needs

Develop content of the Pre-K - 3rd grade teacher
training certificate
Comprehens1ve engagement to develop
the ecological model
Partners participate in the development of the
service delivery model

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• Launch comprehensive preschool
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On-going implementation of countywide
Preschool For All Master Plan

5-Year Community Investment Plan:
Community Service Model Budget

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PUBLIC AWARENESS/EDUCATION STRATEGY
1 Arts Enrichment Initiative
2 Public Relations
3 Marketing
4 Community Events
5 Community Education & Awareness
6 Childhood Matters (Radio Program)
7 Children's Discovery Museum
8 Emergency Requests
9 Special Community Projects
10 Total Public Awareness/Educ. Strategy
HIGH RISK STRATEGY

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11 Children's Health Care Initiative
12 Planning Grants
13 Preschool for All
14 E3 - Professional Development
15 E3 - CARES (includes State match $750K)
16 Early Learning Initiative (4 School Dist.)
17 High Risk Design
18 Care Management/Family Court
19 Prenatal & Toddler HV
20 Early Screening Initiative:
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Document

E3 Institute PowerPoint presentation providing an updated and brief overview of the Preschool for All Master Plan and the Preschool for All Grant Application. The presentation reflects the direction of the Master Plan.

Collection

James T. Beall, Jr.

Content Type

Business Letters

Resource Type

Document

Date

10/19/2005

District

District 4

Creator

Jolene Smith, Executive Director, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Language

English

Rights

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