School Liaison – K12 Special Education System Navigation
Outreach – EFMP Respite Care
Child & Youth Programs Mission
Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide developmental child care and youth recreational programs and services for eligible children and youth ages 4 weeks to 18 years of age
What We Do:
Provide programs and services designed and operated to meet the unique needs of the military mission and Service members and their families
Child & Youth Programs Structure and Programs Child Development Centers (CDC) provide full and part day child care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.Child Development Homes (CDH)provide full and part day and night and weekend child care for ages 4 weeks to 12 years of age.School-Age Care (SAC)provides before and after school and day camps for ages 6 years to 12 years of age.Youth and Teen Programsprovide sports programs, leisure classes, youth internet labs and teen programs for ages 6 years to 18 years of age. Child and Youth Education Services (CYES)helps "level the playing field" for transitioning students, prepares schools and installations to respond confidently to the complexities of transition and deployment. Child & Youth Outreach Services (CYOS): providing families off-installation CYP opportunities
Inclusion Action Teams (IAT) IAT MISSION: To organize resources and develop strategies for supporting children with disabilities and other special needs in CYP
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973)
Equal opportunities in programs
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
Reasonable accommodations to policies, practices and procedures
Inclusion Action Teams (IAT) Navy CYP Policy & Guidance
Inclusion is an attitude and a philosophy that welcomes and supports all
Intake, placement, accommodations & supports, emergency action plan
Inclusion Acton Team
CYP Director and CYP professionals Medical Personnel Family Support School official is school-age Therapeutic specialist KIT Inclusion Specialist Others as required .
Child & Youth Education Services Organization
Integrated into CYP as a core mission
NDAA Authority – Youth Sponsorship
School Liaison Officers (SLO) assigned to appropriate installations/regions for direct support
Creates seamless delivery system for everythingserving children (birth to age 18)
Provides structure for institutional response including policy, training, and funding
* NOTE: Added January 2010 , addresses Special Needs challenges experienced by Navy Families
Child & Youth Education Services School Liaison Officers -- Role Installation subject matter expert for special needs student education issues in your area Knowledgeable on special needs educational issues Inform and advise commanders and parents on issues that affect special needs students as the arise Resources to families Parent education; help parents become the best advocate for their children Develop solutions to overcome barriers in partnership with: Local schools Fleet & Family Support/community resources Educateparents and commanders on the regulations, state guidelines for the IEP process, through various means such as briefings, websites, and resources materials. Interfacewith your local FFSP & EFMP and be the catalyst for communication between EFMP and local schools.
Child & Youth Education Services K-12 Special Education System Navigation School Liaison Officers
58 School Liaison Officers
Supporting all major installations
CYP collateral duties at small sites
Prepares parents, educators and Navy leaders:
PCS and deployment issues impacting school age children
Provides assurance that a “quality K12 education” is a Navy priority
Works to “level the playing field” for Navy families
Helps Navy families to be the best “advocates” for their child’s education
Connects Youth Sponsorship program to Schools
Enhance Post-Secondary Opportunities
Expands community outreach
K12 SPEC Ed System Navigation
Special Education Challenges
Compliance with IDEA/504
*26% of parent interaction with special needs children
*82% of School Liaison Officer duty day focused on special needs families
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care Program
Eligible active duty Navy families that enroll in the program can receive up to 40 hours of respite care per child per month
The contracting agency (NACCRRA) works with Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and other community organizations to recruit, train, and provide technical assistance to child care programs and caregivers willing to care for Navy families with EFMs
Organizations will provide free child care referral and placement services for Navy families with diagnosed EFMs in Categories IV & V, ages birth through 18, and living on or near Navy installations in the continental United States.
The service is provided at no cost to eligible families
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care Locations
Greater Washington DC
San Diego, CA
Currently there is a waiting list for services in each geographic area To diminish the wait time for and serve more Navy families, the current EFMP Respite Program is hosting a staff study to address alternatives.
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care Referral Process If a family contacts Installation about EFMP Program Child Care Aware (CCA) to determine eligibility for EFMP Respite Care YESCCA determines where Navy family is stationed. CCA refers them to participating agency. CCA will connect family to the agency via a 3-way conference call to the agency contact. If contact is not available, CCA will gather initial information from parent to send to the partner agency via email Is family registered with the Navy EFM program? Are they Cat IV or V? NOCCA refers family to EFMP installation contact to get registered in the EFM program on base or if they are category III or below, they are informed they are not eligible at this time Agency will work with Navy family to determine respite care needs and locate appropriate providers. Agency will look for appropriate respite care and continue to work with the Navy family Family will contact CCA again once they are registered Navy family selects Respite Care providers. Family will complete EFMPparent application given by the agency and respite care will be provided 13 of 14 (slides)
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care Waitlist
Currently there is a waiting list for services in each geographic area
To diminish the wait time as well as serve more Navy families, the CYP is looking to make some revisions to the current EFMP Respite Program.
A task group is being formed to review current policies and procedures.
More details on changes will be announced at a later date.
Goal of EFMP Respite program is to maintain a COL II status.
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care To date:
Delivered over 236,404 hours of care so far in FY11 (Oct 10 – July11)
Served an average of 725 children each month (EFM and siblings)
Currently using 6 agencies in 5 states
Services used to support families that reported an EFM:
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care Families’ Overall Satisfaction with Services Received through EFMP Respite Care Families’ Overall Satisfaction with Services Received through EFMP Respite Care
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care 37% have more than one EFM EFMP Categories of Enrolled EFM Children:
60% were Category V
31.4% were category IV
Child & Youth Outreach EFMP Respite Care stories from families “This respite program has been an essential part of my families’ survival. With my husband on deployment and no family, this has been the only support that we have. I cannot express my gratitude enough for this program and all the help to support it. It means the world to me and my family!” “We would never have been able to function without this program. My husband is completing a difficult residency and without this program, he would have not been able to focus on his current mission, as our entire family and support network is on the east coast. Thank you for this program!”
EFM Outdoor Environments – Playgrounds
EFM Outdoor Environments – Playgrounds Outdoor environments are for all children, eliminating barriers to promote positive socialization and self-confidence skills
Universal design, integrating accessible features as part of the overall design
Playground designs will meet the American Barriers Act adopted by DOD as of October 31, 2008
Playground designs include play components, container gardens, outdoor gathering spaces, and shared accessible paths
Play components consist of the following
Climbing structures with transfer stations
Sand boxes with sitting ledges or elevated sand/water tables
Outdoor musical instruments
Outdoor Art Easel for painting
EFM– Playgrounds Locations (FY11) Locations for replacement & new playgrounds REGION : NAVAL DISTRICT WASHREGION: SOUTHEAST NS Dahlgren NAS Corpus Christi NAS Patuxent River JRB New Orleans REGION: MID-ALANTIC NAS Kingsville JB Little Creek –Fort Story NAS Pensacola-Corry ST Naval Shipyard Portsmouth NS Panama City NS Norfolk SUBBASE Kings Bay NS Dam Neck NB New London
Locations Continued REGION: MID-WESTREGION: NORTHWEST NS Great Lakes NAS Whidbey Island REGION: SOUTHWESTREGION: HAWAII NAS China Lake Joint Base Pearl Hickman NMC San Diego NAS Lemoore *Additional funding of $3.75M in FY12
EFM CDCs Meeting ABA Stds New CDC’s – Constructed with ABA Standards
Federal facilities must comply with standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
The Architectural Barriers Act authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Defense, to modify or waive the accessibility standards for buildings and facilities covered by the Architectural Barriers.
Procedure for a building or playground with barriers that can be addressed through a facility modification.
Contact the Director of the facility. They will be glad to discuss the challenges that a facility presents. Through collaboration the goal is to find resolution for all parties.
(On July 23, 2004, the United States Access Board issued updated accessibility guidelines for newly constructed, altered, and leased facilities covered by the ABA and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq. These guidelines were published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2004 (69 FR 44083), and are online at http://www.access-board.gov/.1)
CYP Point of Contacts
Best Choice: work with your local installation CYP Director
Navy CYP Program Manager
Phone: (202) 433-0519 or DSN 288 2912
Navy CYP Outreach Program Coordinator
Bldg 168, Anacostia Annex, Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 433-2912 or DSN 288-2912
Visit our Web Page: https://qol.navyaims.net/CYPWeb/