Goal 1 | Child Care Accessibility – Phase I

Goal 1 Early Care


Project | Child Care Accessibility – Phase 1


0%
of working parents with children 0-4 have access to child care.

Purpose

Families and planners don’t have access to all the information they need about child care. The purpose of this project is to identify the needs, gaps, and resources of current childcare information services in Monterey County and then design (but not yet improve/build/buy) the needed information upgrades for a future system (e.g. a website, automated phone system, phone app, directory, in person referral or a combination of any listed)


Scope of Work

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    Understand

    To understand the current data and information systems we have in our community (i.e. MAOF Resource and Referral).

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    Comprehend

    To comprehend the information needs for families, care providers, referral agencies, policy and planning agencies and investors needed to improve access to quality care.

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    Develop

    To develop a prototype of a future system and data set that will meet these needs.

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    Future Work

    To make recommendations about future systems and for future phases of the project.

Goals

• By July 31, 2017, identify and recommend a future child care information system that addresses information needs for all families, child care providers and planners in Monterey County.

• By September 28, 2017 sponsoring organizations commit to how they will support implementation and maintenance of a new or enhanced system.



Deliverables

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    COMPLETE

    Map of current information system.

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    Detailed project plan, timeline and task list.

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    The project charter and plan has been reviewed, modified and approved by the six sponsoring organizations resulting into a decision to move forward or not.

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    IN-PROCESS

    Detailed written report of current landscape of resources to identify gaps and needs to prepare for focus groups.

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    Research plan and logistics plan for focus groups.

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    COMING SOON

    Focus groups of child care planners, families and providers that identify information needs.

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    Detailed written reports of focus groups with a summary of information needs .

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    Review up to 5 website options and recommend the best match for our community.

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    Decisions by sponsor organizations regarding their capacity to support the implementation and maintenance of a new or enhanced information system.

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    Recommendation for phase II of the project, as appropriate.

Project Sponsors

Links to Project Materials

Team Members

PROJECT MANAGER

Mayra Perez-Diaz
United Way Monterey County

TEAM MEMBERS

Angie Ramirez
CAPSLO

Eulalia Bocanegra
MAOF

Maria Ortiz
MAOF

Janeth Rojas
MCOE | CCPC

Gabriela Jara
Private Provider

Michael Applegate
Bright Futures

Scott Janssen
QA4U

BACKBONE SUPPORT

Facillitator | Cynthia Holmsky

Admin | Erika Matadamas