Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership: Regional QRIS Approach

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA designed and coordinated a unique regional approach to QRIS implementation that enabled the sharing of local expertise, found operational efficiencies, and ensured consistency in QRIS implementation across the Bay Area Region. This partnership now serves as a model for regional QRIS implementation across California.   THE BACKGROUND In 2011, California was…

First 5 San Bernardino County QRIS Design and Development

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA Strategy + Communications facilitated the development of local partnerships and led a strategic planning process to build San Bernardino County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), which will elevate the quality of their early learning programs and increase access to high quality early learning experiences for children throughout the county.  …

Fresno County Birth Through Third Grade Challenge: Systems Design and Building

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA provided strategic consultation and coordination throughout the design and development of an innovative collective impact initiative that brought together non-traditional partners to build a birth through third grade continuum and re-engineer the way children and families in Fresno County are supported.   THE BACKGROUND Recognizing the critical link between children’s first…

San Mateo County Human Services Agency Strategic Planning

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped the San Mateo County Human Services Agency leadership team develop a visionary strategic plan that responded to the unique needs and priorities of the agency and its clients.   THE BACKGROUND The San Mateo County Human Services Agency offers a wide range of services to support families and individuals, to…

Orange County Department of Education QRIS Communications Planning and Brand Strategy

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a strategic communications plan and brand identity to support the launch of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) that is recognizable and valued by parents, providers, and the broader community.   THE BACKGROUND As a recipient of Early Learning Challenge –…

First 5 Sonoma County Read Talk Play Social Marketing Campaign: Marketing Plan and Brand Strategy

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a marketing plan and brand strategy for a social marketing campaign that blended community outreach and partnerships with grassroots social media content to meet parents where they were already seeking parenting information—in the community and online.   THE BACKGROUND First 5 Sonoma County recognized the importance of the attachment between…

Sonoma County Oral Health Network Facilitation & System Development

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA provided strategic consultation and facilitation services to support the design and development of a collective impact initiative focused on strengthening Sonoma County’s fragmented dental health system.   THE BACKGROUND In an effort to improve dental health in Sonoma County, the Dental Health Program of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services…

Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership: Policy and Recommendations Briefs and Website

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA researched, wrote, and designed a suite of tools to share achievements and lessons learned from the Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership and promote the partners’ vision and policy recommendations for California’s quality early learning system.   THE BACKGROUND The Bay Area Quality Early Learning Partnership has been a four-year regional…

First 5 San Bernardino County QRIS Strategic Communications

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a comprehensive communications plan and local brand identity, establishing a communications infrastructure to support the launch of San Bernardino County’s new quality rating and improvement system (QRIS).   THE BACKGROUND Working with VIVA, First 5 San Bernardino County conducted a QRIS strategic planning process, which resulted in a QRIS strategic…

First 5 Sonoma County Read Talk Play Social Marketing Campaign: Website and Social Media

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA designed and coordinated a three-year web and social online campaign featuring daily bilingual content for parents. Over the course of the three-year campaign, the Facebook audience grew 1,900%, and English and Spanish website visits increased 174% and 388% respectively.   THE BACKGROUND The connections that are made in young children’s brains…