Quality Matters Monterey County Communications

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA completed a QRIS Communications Plan for Monterey County, in order to provide a framework for QRIS communications and outreach moving forward. The information contained in the plan was intended to guide communications execution during QRIS implementation, while allowing flexibility to be responsive as specific needs, opportunities, or priorities emerged. THE BACKGROUND…

San Mateo County’s QRIS Communications Planning and Execution

THE BIG PICTURE When San Mateo County developed a Quality Rating and Improvement System, they enlisted the help of VIVA Strategy & Communications to ensure their efforts were underpinned by strong branding and strategic communications. THE BACKGROUND San Mateo County’s early learning system is a collaborative effort composed of San Mateo County Office of Education,…

Los Angeles County’s QRIS Cost Modeling

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA Strategy + Communications completed a cost model for Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) to support them in better understanding the cost of implementing their QRIS model and begin sustainability planning. THE BACKGROUND Los Angeles County has a long history of implementing quality improvement activities, including operating two different QRISs. With the…

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…

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 Los…

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…

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.  …

Orange County Department of Education QRIS Communications Planning and Brand Strategy

THE BIG PICTURE VIVA developed a strategic communications plan and brand identity to support the launch of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) that is recognizable and valued by parents, providers, and the broader community.   THE BACKGROUND As a recipient of Early Learning Challenge –…