Maintain the high percentage of at-risk children served who are able to remain in their childcare setting
The program has had consistently high levels of success at helping maintain the child in the care setting. During FY21, our number of cases served drastically decreased. Additionally, the responses to surveys decreased and we received fewer closure data than in previous years. As noted in the additional graphic below, the level of setting maintenance is actually higher than the direct impact on the child (i.e., improving social and emotional skills), which is a testament to the fact that the work is not only directed at the child but at the care providers. In some situations, even when the child's behaviors don't significantly improve, the provider develops the skills to better manage the child's behaviors; thus preserving the placement.
- Target outreach to family childcare providers.
- Provide group trainings to family providers.
- Implement formal quality assurance evaluation process to identify weaknesses in process and make corrective changes.
Source: Department of Community Resources and Services