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…

San Mateo County Human Services Agency Branch Strategic Planning

THE BIG PICTURE Following the successful development of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency’s strategic plan, VIVA supported the Agency’s branches in the development of branch-level plans that help foster a holistic approach to providing services. THE BACKGROUND VIVA previously led the Agency in the development of a five-year strategic plan that tied to…

Fresno County Early Stars: QRIS Design and Implementation

The Big Picture VIVA supported the Fresno County Office of Education in the strategic design, development, and implementation of their quality rating and improvement system, Early Stars. With VIVA’s support, Early Stars has been a leader in California’s county-based QRIS system. The Background In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning…

Fresno County Early Stars: QRIS Communications and Outreach

The Big Picture VIVA developed the Fresno County Early Stars brand identity, website, outreach materials, and strategic communications plan, helping Fresno County to be a leader and innovator in communicating ratings in California. The Background In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant to improve early childhood education systems.…