Early Childhood Development@100%: Innovation 2
Ensuring Full Support
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Early Childhood Learning.2.1
Project 1: The “do we have enough money?” project
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of how your early childhood learning “system” is doing and which areas may require improvement. Sometimes, it may be a matter of using existing budgets (as in agency, city, county, state or foundation budgets) differently. Often you will discover that the funding simply isn’t there to prevent long wait times for openings in early childhood learning programs. Do your assessment of all current programming to know the quality and quantity of services.
Project: Early Childhood Learning.2.2
Project 2: The “let us research some amazing potential solutions” project
This is a research project that highlights potential innovations for your county to take on. They include various programs and insights from the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and the Urban Institute.