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

94% 

FY19 Actual


FY18 Actual
98%

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 children in the care setting. Maintaining a child in their childcare setting is a product of not only helping the child manage their behaviors, but also working with staff in addressing the behavior with minimal disruption. The prevalence of maintaining the child in the setting (e.g., 98% in FY 2018) was higher than the percentage of children demonstrating improved social and emotional skills (e.g., 67% in FY 2018) because of the success in helping childcare staff manage social and emotional behavior problems even when they continue to occur.

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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