Friday C.A.F.É. Branding and Communications

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA met the end-to-end communications needs of the San Mateo County Friday C.A.F.É. program by creating a new logo, an introductory presentation, and a suite of marketing collateral. Friday C.A.F.É. used these materials to attract and support professionals involved in enhancing family-school connections and engaging families in their children’s learning. THE BACKGROUND…

Monterey QRIS Design and Early Learning System Building

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA helped Monterey County design its quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), strengthen its early learning capacity, and build an early learning system. THE BACKGROUND Quality rating and improvement systems are a key component of California’s early learning policy and funding. Without a QRIS in development, Monterey County found itself unable to…

San Mateo County Foster Visitation Kits

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA leveraged our extensive expertise in early childhood development to help First 5 San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) implement a strategy to dramatically improve foster children’s experiences and support their development during supervised visits.   THE BACKGROUND Each year in California, thousands of children are…

Quality Counts San Mateo QRIS Educator Kits

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA designed and coordinated the production of customized educator kits tailored to the specific needs of early educators joining Quality Counts, the San Mateo County Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). High-quality promotional items were curated into branded boxes with custom communications materials that welcomed providers to the program, directed them to…

Quality Start Los Angeles QRIS Educator Kits

THE BIG PICTURE Quality Start Los Angeles, the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) of LA County, partnered with VIVA to produce customized educator kits to welcome new programs to the initiative. VIVA developed a suite of communications materials that were combined with useful, branded incentives that made new members of the Quality Start program…

Orange County Department of Education QRIS Educator Kits

THE BIG PICTURE QualityStart OC, Orange County’s quality improvement initiative, partnered with VIVA to produce educator marketing kits to recognize and raise the capacity of early learning educators who were participating in its Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), called Quality Stars. VIVA combined useful, branded gifts with a suite of custom communications materials targeted…

Creative and Strategic Approaches to Early Learning Systems-Building

There is an overwhelming unmet need for quality early learning access and supports for young children in California. To support the development of a high quality early learning system, First 5 Association of California contracted with VIVA to research and understand how states have built and expanded early learning systems. As part of this research, VIVA developed…