A Plea for Public Playgroups<br />By Nancy Lucas<br />Playgroup Coordinator<br />Monroe Youth Challenge Program<br />
VISION<br />	All children in Florida grow up safe, healthy, educated and prepared to meet their full potential.<br />
Community Playgroups<br />Trained Leaders ● Evidence-Based Tools<br />
mISSION<br />
to be addressed<br /><ul><li>  Equity in Health Disparities and Education Achievement Gap
  Improve Maternal, Child Health
  Prevent Birth Defects, Child Abuse</li></li></ul><li>to be addressed<br />
Grupo de Juego<br />
to be addressed<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />
Us Playgroups<br />Exclusionary<br />SAHMs<br />Costly<br />Without Resources<br />
Playgroup Australia<br /><ul><li>Oversight Board
Government    Subsidized
 Online Community
 Parent Training
 Paid Host</li></li></ul><li>They are…<br /><ul><li> Free
 Open to Public
 Promoted
 Convenient
 Weekly
 Structured and  Unstructured</li></li></ul><li>Goal 1: Increase efficiency and improve service delivery to children and f...
increase efficiency<br />GOAL 1<br />
improve service delivery - volume<br />Aware-ness<br />Educa-tion<br />Health<br />GOAL 1<br />
improve service delivery - Trust<br />GOAL 1<br />
Goal 2: Ensure all children live in permanent, safe, nurturing environments - establish strategy to support families for o...
FAMILY SUPPORT<br />Improves safety and ability to nurture which results in optimal growth and development.<br /><ul><li>B...
 Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets®
 Dr. Becky Bailey I Love You Rituals
March of Dimes Health Topics(preconception, interconcpeption and prenatal health)</li></ul>GOAL 2<br />
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  1. 1. A Plea for Public Playgroups<br />By Nancy Lucas<br />Playgroup Coordinator<br />Monroe Youth Challenge Program<br />
  2. 2. VISION<br /> All children in Florida grow up safe, healthy, educated and prepared to meet their full potential.<br />
  3. 3. Community Playgroups<br />Trained Leaders ● Evidence-Based Tools<br />
  4. 4. mISSION<br />
  5. 5. to be addressed<br /><ul><li> Equity in Health Disparities and Education Achievement Gap
  6. 6. Improve Maternal, Child Health
  7. 7. Prevent Birth Defects, Child Abuse</li></li></ul><li>to be addressed<br />
  8. 8. Grupo de Juego<br />
  9. 9. to be addressed<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Us Playgroups<br />Exclusionary<br />SAHMs<br />Costly<br />Without Resources<br />
  11. 11. Playgroup Australia<br /><ul><li>Oversight Board
  12. 12. Government Subsidized
  13. 13. Online Community
  14. 14. Parent Training
  15. 15. Paid Host</li></li></ul><li>They are…<br /><ul><li> Free
  16. 16. Open to Public
  17. 17. Promoted
  18. 18. Convenient
  19. 19. Weekly
  20. 20. Structured and Unstructured</li></li></ul><li>Goal 1: Increase efficiency and improve service delivery to children and families<br />
  21. 21. increase efficiency<br />GOAL 1<br />
  22. 22. improve service delivery - volume<br />Aware-ness<br />Educa-tion<br />Health<br />GOAL 1<br />
  23. 23. improve service delivery - Trust<br />GOAL 1<br />
  24. 24. Goal 2: Ensure all children live in permanent, safe, nurturing environments - establish strategy to support families for optimal growth and development <br />
  25. 25. FAMILY SUPPORT<br />Improves safety and ability to nurture which results in optimal growth and development.<br /><ul><li>Baby Sign Language
  26. 26. Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets®
  27. 27. Dr. Becky Bailey I Love You Rituals
  28. 28. March of Dimes Health Topics(preconception, interconcpeption and prenatal health)</li></ul>GOAL 2<br />
  29. 29. Sign Language<br />Short-Term Outcome<br />Mid-Term Outcome<br />Long-TermOutcome<br />Benefits<br />GOAL 2<br />
  30. 30. Developmental Assets®<br />Short-Term Outcome<br />Mid-Term Outcome<br />Long-TermOutcome<br />Benefits<br />GOAL 2<br />
  31. 31. Developmental Assets®<br /><ul><li> Majority of population has fewer than 20
  32. 32. Add 5 assets = increase letter grade
  33. 33. 31+ Assets practically no risk
  34. 34. < 10 assets take all risks </li></ul>GOAL 2<br />
  35. 35. GOAL 2<br />
  36. 36. Short-Term Outcome<br />Mid-Term Outcome<br />Long-TermOutcome<br />Benefits<br />GOAL 2<br />
  37. 37. Goal 3: Ensure all children have access to high-quality preventative, primary, specialty and long-tem healthcare <br />
  38. 38. Earlier intervention<br />Vision, Dental, Developmental Delays<br /> Less time sick/impaired, more time to heal/recover<br />GOAL 3<br />
  39. 39. ??<br />
  40. 40. 1<br />Will you create public playgroupsin Florida?<br />
  41. 41. 2<br />If it is appropriate, would you consider inviting me to share this model at the national meeting of Cabinet administrators so public playgroups become a nation-wide initiative?<br />
  42. 42. A Plea for Public Playgroups<br />Nancy Lucas<br />PO Box 702<br />Islamorada, FL 33036<br />(305) 393-6413<br />NancyLwrites@gmail.com<br />http://www.monroe.k12.fl.us/mycp<br />

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