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…

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…

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…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Strategic Communications and Advertising Management

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a strategic communications plan and managed advertising production and purchasing for Sonoma County’s Triple P – Stay Positive campaign, which reached over 412,000 people throughout the county and resulted in raised awareness of healthy parenting behaviors.   THE BACKGROUND The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is an international, evidence-based…

Sonoma County Triple P – Stay Positive Campaign: Capacity Building and Advocacy

THE BIG PICTURE To support a campaign to de-stigmatize seeking parenting help, VIVA developed responsive strategies to build Sonoma County’s capacity to provide Triple P services to all families in need. Over the course of the three year campaign, 71 Triple P providers were registered on the Triple P provider website, and 8 provider events…