ECAC Evaluation Update - Maryland State Department of Education
Transcript ECAC Evaluation Update - Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland State Advisory Council
on Early Childhood Education and Care
Evaluation Update – May 15, 2013
PEG ANAWALT, M.S. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
CCCRC - CHESAPEAKE COLLEGE
LESLEY FALLON, B.A., COORDINATOR,
H. SUSIE CODDINGTON, PH.D., DIRECTOR, JOHNS
HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Advisory Board Goals
Goal # 1: All children, birth through age five, will have
access to adequate and equitably funded quality early care
and education programs that meet the diverse needs of
Goal # 2: Families of all young children will have access to
the resources needed to be their children’s first teacher.
Goal # 3: Children, birth through age five, will have access
to adequate and equitable resources that will enable them
to arrive at school with healthy minds and bodies.
Reviewed the objectives, activities, time frame and the
outlined measures of success for each objective/activity.
Provided documentation and/or status of each measure of
Highlights 2010 – 2011 -Goal # 1: All children, birth though age five will have
access to adequate and equitably funded quality early care and education that meets
the diverse needs of families.
SCHOOL READINESS IMPROVEMENT:
Kindergarten assessments through MMSR indicated that 81% of the children
entering kindergarten in 2010/2011 were fully ready, a 8% increase from the
GREATER ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY CARE:
Creation of Maryland EXCELS , a voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement
System that will award ratings to child care programs that meet increasingly
higher standards of quality in key areas. Pilot program officially launched.
INCREASED CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND OUTREACH FOR MINORITY AND
Grant funding for VIOLETS (Vocabulary Improvement and Oral Language
Enrichment through Stories) program that promotes support for preschool
children with language needs and for English Language Learners.
INCREASED NUMBER OF ACCREDITED CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AND
CREDENTIALED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.
Highlights of Goal # 2: Families of all young children will have access to
the resources needed to be their child’s first teacher.
COMMUNITY LISTENING FORUMS HELD FOR FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS,
AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO PROVIDE THEIR INPUT ON EARLY
CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Maryland Family Network sponsored “Parent Cafes”.
Ready at Five held parent learning parties at local libraries.
Maryland Public Television sponsored “Listening Forums” with community
Parent Survey developed with MSDE that surveyed parents’ satisfaction with
current Individual Family Service Plans (ISFP).
Highlights of Goal # 3: Children, birth through age five, will have access to
adequate and equitable resources that will enable children to arrive at school with
healthy minds and bodies.
EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT PROJECT
Consultation standards and a post-Masters certificate from the University of
Maryland were instituted.
SEFEL-Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Demonstration sites of high quality child care programs in diverse
communities were identified to work with an early childhood mental health
consultant acting as coach to provide T/TA to implement the SEFEL programs
at these sites.
EXPANSION OF HOME-VISITING PROGRAMS
State wide Needs Assessment mapped out high risk communities
Two Home Visiting Stakeholders’ Meetings were held in 2010.
Maryland Home Visiting Consortium Conference was held in 2011.
Evaluation Year Two – Highlights: Goal # 1, All Children, birth through age five, will have
access to adequate and equitable funded quality early care and education programs that
meet the diverse needs of families.
MMSR kindergarten assessments (MMSR) showed a 2% improvement from
2010/2011 of 81% to 83% in 2011/2012, of children entering kindergarten that
were “fully” ready to learn.
HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS
The Maryland EXCELS Standards to include Child Care Center Standards, Family
Child Care Standards, School Age Standards and a draft for the Public Pre-K
Standards were completed in 2012.
INCREASING CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND OUTREACH FOR MINORITY
AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
VIOLETS (Vocabulary Improvement and Oral Language Enrichment through
Stories) is currently being implemented in Head Start, Child Care, and Pre-K
programs in 15 Maryland Counties.
Evaluation – Year Two
Highlights of Goal # 2: Families of all young children will have access to the
resources needed to be their children’s first teacher.
FAMILIES OF ALL YOUNG CHILDREN WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE
RESOURCES NEEDED TO BE THEIR CHILD’S FIRST TEACHER.
Parent Café’s, Family Learning Parties, Parent Learning parties were held
in various locations throughout the State to secure information.
Maryland Family Engagement Coalition developed a family, parent and
community engagement framework, based on the Head Start Parent,
Family and Community Framework.
Highlights of Goal # 3: Children, birth through five, will have access to adequate
and equitable resources that will enable them to arrive at school with healthy minds
THE EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT PROJECT
In 2011, 304 child care programs and 810 individual children received
assistance from staff located in the 13 ECE Mental Health projects located
throughout the State.
2011 Judith Hoyer Early Care and Education Enhancement Program
Annual Report in a portion titled, “An Analysis of Influence of Judy
Center Services on MMSR Kindergarten Outcomes” that more Judy
Center Children were fully ready for kindergarten compared to children
not exposed to the Judy Center experience.
Race to the Top(RTT) /Early Learning Challenge Grant
Maryland received award in 2011-2012 for capacity & infrastructure
Implementation under the Early Childhood State Advisory Board.
Local Early Childhood Councils
Revise Early Learning standards to align with Common Core Standards
Comprehensive Assessment System
Health/Behavioral needs addressed through early interventions and prevention
Coalition of Family Engagement
Leadership in Early Learning Academies
Child Care Administration Tracking System (CCATS)
Evaluation – Year Three
Evaluation of Local Early Childhood Councils Start- Up grant
On line survey leadership team members
Interviews with Local ECE Council Chair persons with questions developed
from response of on line survey and the objectives of the Leadership
Continue review of Advisory Board’s 3rd year outcomes/objectives, activities.
Collection of documentation.
Request written report from each of the State Advisory Board Committee
chairpersons that provides a comprehensive summary of the work done in the
past three years.
Year Three – Evaluation Completion Activities
Capstone Event: World Café in August 2013.
AM – Guest Speakers to provide overview of Advisory Board outcomes and
Local Early Childhood Council’s start up activities.
PM – World Café Event with two sets of 4 tables discussing 4 questions in
each set. Questions based upon the three State Advisory Goals and the Local
Council’s Start up operations.
Summary by host at each table