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…

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.  …

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…

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…

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…