Natalie’s Sandbox

Project | Child Care Accessibility – Phase 1

Goal 1 Early Care

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

understand

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

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.

Develop

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

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

OVERALL PROJECT PROGRESS
20%

Deliverables

Oct 2003

2003

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Mar 2006

2006

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Jun 2009

2009

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Jan 2016

2016

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Complete

Mapping

Map of current information system.
Complete

Details

Detailed project plan, timeline, and task list.
Complete

Charter

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.
In-Process

Prepare for focus groups

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

Focus Group

Research plan and logistics plan for focus groups.
In-Process

Focus Groups

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

Focus Groups

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

Focus Groups

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

Website review

Review up to five website options and recommend the best match for our community.
May 2017

Decisions: Information System

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

Phase II Recommendation

Recommendation for phase II of the project, as appropriate

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

January – Completed

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    Mapping

    Map of current information system.

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    Details

    Detailed project plan, timeline and task list.

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    Project Charter

    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

Project Team Members

Mayra Perez-Diaz
United Way Monterey County

Angie Ramirez
CAPSLO

Eulalia Bocanegra
MAOF

Maria Ortiz
MAOF

Janeth Rojas
MCOE/CCPC

Gabriela Jara
Private Provider

Michael Applegate
Bright Futures

Scott Jansen
QA4U

Cynthia Holmsky
Bright Futures

Erika Matadamas
Bright Futures

Team Members