Achieve Escambia's Kindergarten Readiness Collective Action Network (CAN)
In November 2016, Achieve Escambia launched their first Collective Action Network, or CAN, focused on improving outcomes in Kindergarten Readiness.
We began the process by "mapping moving trains," or identifying existing structures that relate to the early learning space- such as coalitions, networks, or groups- in order to create an inventory that allows us to identify bright spots and gaps within our community. We also engaged in trust-building exercises in order to strengthen the bonds between our team members.
Our network continued to develop trust between providers and to learn about the available programs in our area in order to better understand the current conditions of our community, and how they relate to the core outcomes and indicators we wish to address.
After meeting monthly since November- and hearing presentations/learning about the existing resources in our community from nearly 20 different partner organizations and programs, our Kindergarten Readiness CAN voted on which two contributing indicators to prioritize! We have also launched two Indicator Task Force (ITF) groups to lead the work of developing and implementing action plans in two areas that the CAN determined were of highest priority.
We are grateful for our network's participation and valuable input as we move toward our summer goal of launching action plans that will create systemic change in our community.
To explore further resources, please click on the links below to view or download our previous presentations and meeting materials.
Launch Meeting and Achieve Escambia Overview
Deeper Dive and Metrics Discussion
Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
Community Program Action Committee, Inc.
Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition
Live Well Partnership
Capstone Adpative Learning and Therapy Centers, Inc.
Escambia County School District- Title One
Studer Community Institute
The Arc Gateway, Inc.
Early Steps at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
Infant Mental Health of Lakeview, IMH
Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.
Sacred Heart and Studer Family Children's Hospital
Review of indicators and other initivates
West Florida Public Libraries
Review of Core and Contributing Indicators
Indicator Task Forces- Launch
Families First Network
Children's Home Society
Continuous Improvement Overview
Indicator Task Force Presentations
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