San Mateo County QRIS Mentoring

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA provided quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) mentoring and integration support to San Mateo County, building on the county’s strong existing capacity in early childhood education to bring it quickly up to speed on QRIS implementation. THE BACKGROUND In 2011, California was awarded a federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Orange County Department of Education QRIS Communications and Outreach Materials

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA led the development of powerful marketing and outreach materials to support Orange County Department of Education’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS).   THE BACKGROUND The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) developed a QRIS to improve the quality of early care and education for children in the county. OCDE hired…