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Maintain the high percentage of at-risk children served who are able to remain in their childcare setting

100% 

FY20 Actual


FY19 Actual
94%

Objective Description

Children manifesting social or emotional behavior problems in childcare settings are at risk for being asked to leave, which can have cascading impacts on their future development and readiness to learn upon entering elementary school. The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) program is able to send trained behavior consultants into the childcare setting to work both with the child and parents, as well as the providers, to address underlying issues that place the child at risk in order to keep the child in childcare.

Trend Analysis

The program has had consistently high levels of success at helping maintain the child in the care setting. In the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY20, our number of cases served drastically decreased due to COVID and the closure of child care programs. 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.

Strategies

  • 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

Target = 95

Detailed Analysis


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