ECCS andECCS and
Strengthening FamiliesStrengthening Families
IllinoisIllinois
Joanne KellyJoanne Kelly
Early Childhood Co...
ECCS in IllinoisECCS in Illinois
 Housed in the Illinois Department of HumanHoused in the Illinois Department of Human
Se...
ECCS and SFI:ECCS and SFI:
State Level and Local CollaborationState Level and Local Collaboration
Birth to Five ProjectBir...
Strengthening Families IllinoisStrengthening Families Illinois
Department of Children and Family ServicesDepartment of Chi...
SFI and AOK NetworksSFI and AOK Networks
 Training on Protective Factors in AOK sitesTraining on Protective Factors in AO...
AOK System GoalsAOK System Goals
•Babies are born
healthy
•Children maintain physical
and emotional health
•Children enter...
SFI and Embedding StrategySFI and Embedding Strategy
IDHS:IDHS:
 Protective Factors training to all AOK partnerProtective...
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SF and ECCS in IL (1.9.09)

  1. 1. ECCS andECCS and Strengthening FamiliesStrengthening Families IllinoisIllinois Joanne KellyJoanne Kelly Early Childhood CoordinatorEarly Childhood Coordinator Illinois Department of Human ServicesIllinois Department of Human Services 312-793-5246312-793-5246 Kathy Goetz WolfKathy Goetz Wolf Strengthening Families Program DirectorStrengthening Families Program Director Illinois Department of Children and Family ServicesIllinois Department of Children and Family Services 312-402-0961312-402-0961
  2. 2. ECCS in IllinoisECCS in Illinois  Housed in the Illinois Department of HumanHoused in the Illinois Department of Human Services: Division of Community Health andServices: Division of Community Health and PreventionPrevention  ECCS prioritiesECCS priorities  Coordinating the Illinois state level collaborativesCoordinating the Illinois state level collaboratives  Increasing early childhood system commitment toIncreasing early childhood system commitment to parent leadership, strengthening families, andparent leadership, strengthening families, and local collaborativeslocal collaboratives
  3. 3. ECCS and SFI:ECCS and SFI: State Level and Local CollaborationState Level and Local Collaboration Birth to Five ProjectBirth to Five Project (Government Interagency Team)(Government Interagency Team) Early Learning CouncilEarly Learning Council Children’s Mental Health PartnershipChildren’s Mental Health Partnership Strengthening Families IllinoisStrengthening Families Illinois All Our Kids Early Childhood NetworksAll Our Kids Early Childhood Networks
  4. 4. Strengthening Families IllinoisStrengthening Families Illinois Department of Children and Family ServicesDepartment of Children and Family Services  Initial goal: embed the Protective Factors intoInitial goal: embed the Protective Factors into early care and education settings as a way toearly care and education settings as a way to strengthen families and prevent child abuse andstrengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglectneglect  SFI Learning Networks in 6 communitiesSFI Learning Networks in 6 communities  Connection between AOK Networks and SFIConnection between AOK Networks and SFI Learning Networks on local level throughLearning Networks on local level through referrals and trainingreferrals and training
  5. 5. SFI and AOK NetworksSFI and AOK Networks  Training on Protective Factors in AOK sitesTraining on Protective Factors in AOK sites  Love is Not Enough Parent CafesLove is Not Enough Parent Cafes  Café Facilitator InstitutesCafé Facilitator Institutes  AOK Network systems goalsAOK Network systems goals
  6. 6. AOK System GoalsAOK System Goals •Babies are born healthy •Children maintain physical and emotional health •Children enter school ready to learn •Families are connected to services they need •Parents are community leaders Goal 3: The Early Childhood System is comprised of a skilled, competent workforce Goal 5: Parents/caregivers are leaders in their families, the Early childhood System and their communities Goal 1: Families have access to needed and appropriate Early Childhood Services that are responsive to community needs. Goal 4: Early Childhood Services are family-focused, culturally competent, and strength-based Goal 2: The community has a coordinated and collaborative system of Early Childhood Services
  7. 7. SFI and Embedding StrategySFI and Embedding Strategy IDHS:IDHS:  Protective Factors training to all AOK partnerProtective Factors training to all AOK partner agenciesagencies  Child Care Nurse consultants trained on theChild Care Nurse consultants trained on the Protective FactorsProtective Factors  Satellite video trainings statewideSatellite video trainings statewide
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