SIMPLIFIED INDICATOR WORKSHEET Target/ Relevant Data Potential Partners Potential Strategies Value Added (How Best Approach Indicator (What do we know ( Who’s doing ( What are our options?) can we add value?) (What should we do?) ( Where do we want or need to know?) something now?) to be?) MAKING CONNECTIONS WORKSHEET: 3rd Grade Reading Target Relevant Data Potential Partners Potential Strategies Value Added (How can Best Approach ( Where do we (What do we know or ( Who’s doing ( What are our options?) Making Connections add (What should we want to be?) need to know?) something now?) value?) do?) 23% score proficient Grand and East Side Play and Learn groups can Link existing MC activities Use existing now in these 2 schools. schools offer tutoring provide new experiences for to increased preschool community organizers Increase the How many are from after school to children children, increase parent, enrollment and FES activities to percentage of homes where English is in grades k-3 who score relatives and neighbors’ capacity help recruit children for children in 2 not spoken? in the bottom half of to help the children in their care, Introduce the idea of play Head Start and play and Making kindergarten and encourage enrollment in and learn groups and seek learn groups. Connections 41% of 3 and 4 year olds assessments. preschool. local funding and other elementary in the n’hood are partners (2 local churches?) Use Seed grant funds to schools (Grand enrolled in preschool, United Way is Create a parent component of to sustain them promote play and learn and East Side) including Head Start. sponsoring a citywide school tutoring programs to help and investigate how a who score Are there slots unfilled campaign to increase parents know how to help their Link with United Way to FFN support network proficient or now? parents reading to children increase reading create a neighborhood would be received and above on the children, among other capability version of the citywide what it would do standardized 56% of families report activities to improve campaign third grade reading to young early literacy Analyze subgroups of children Partner with United reading tests children. What does the who score in lower quintiles and Provide (or find a partner to Way and others on from 23% to library do? Are there ESL classes at area high target preschool strategies for provide) children’s books in early literacy activities 30% by 2007. book programs schools offer preschool specific groups such as children languages other than to get neighborhood available? activities for young with chronic health problems, English for existing activities underway children who attend with children of teen moms, children programs 62% of children 0-5 their parents. who don’t attend preschool, etc. Help parents organize spend at least 5 hours a Introduce and promote FFN to prod the school to get day in the care of a Increase the number of high support networks to a parent component of relative or neighbor. quality, affordable preschool improve the early literacy the tutoring program slots in the neighborhood activities children receive in What are blood lead these settings Seek interested parties levels of children in this Start a lead abatement campaign for lead abatement and neighborhood? book strategies WORKSHEET for Increasing Preschool Enrollment Target Relevant Data Potential Potential Strategies Value Added Best Approach ( Where do we (What do we know or Partners( Who’s doing ( What are our options?) ( What can Making (What should we want to be?) need to know?) something now?) Connections add?) do?) 2 of 23 programs are Workforce efforts have Help all 23 programs become Funding and/or Fund neighborhood Increase the nationally accredited mentioned early nationally accredited; partner technical assistance to messengers to reach number of childhood as an area that with childcare organizations add cultural out to parents, children 3 and 4 238 children are eligible for can develop more jobs and the local resource and competence to existing training for providers, years of Head Start and 180 attend referral agencies to provide training, to provide data collection and enrolled in Head Start. Why are the rest Head Start needs help appropriate training and strategies for hiring and analysis about high-quality not enrolled? with recruiting new technical assistance to retaining neighborhood barriers for working preschool children in the providers. residents in the early families, and play programs by No preschools other than neighborhood to keep up childhood workforce, and learn groups. 10% in the next Head Start offer their enrollment. Work with local R and R to and to seed play and 2 years. transportation for children or prepare information packet for learn groups. Access TA and child care at the same Local resource and parents that will help them assistance from location after 5:00 p.m. referral agency provides identify and select high-quality Assistance from AECF grantees to training and TA to childcare placement; use national policy develop advocacy There are 422 3-4 year olds providers. Community neighborhood messengers to advocates to identify strategy. in the neighborhood. 342 college and local reach out to families with this strategies and advocacy are reported to attend some university provide information. opportunities to provide Develop an advocacy type of preschool. What’s scholarships to additional funds for strategy along with the economic gap? What neighborhood residents. Develop strategies that address preschool. residents to document about racial and ethnic gaps? barriers to participation and present findings Do families prefer to keep State is working to identified by families. Influence with state and about the economic children at home? Why? improve quality of city leaders to direct impact of lack of What would it take for more preschools across the Start informal play and learn funding for child care preschool in the children to be enrolled? state, offering training and groups for families who choose into the MC neighborhood to the other incentives to to keep their children at home. neighborhood. mayor. providers. . MAKING CONNECTIONS WORKSHEET: Prenatal Care Target Relevant Data Potential Partners Potential Strategies Value Added (How Best Approach ( Where do (What do we know or ( Who’s doing something ( What are our options?) can Making (What should we do?) we want to need to know?) now? Connections add be?) value?) 4 of 10 babies born to Some resources exist in School based health clinic Help organize support for Fund planning of school 98% of all teen mothers in our high schools for pregnant designed for teens. Can reach health clinic and access health clinic, including long pregnant neighborhood are teens: high school has a 70% of teen moms. funding. Start with United term financing ideas. women in the premature and weigh 5 program with child care. Way. MC pounds or less. United Way has new teen Work with community health Fund new training for walkers neighborhood Where do they get pregnancy prevention providers and local hospitals to Influence schools, and talkers. will enter help? What motivates focus. improve responsiveness and community health and prenatal care them to get care? accessibility of prenatal social service providers to Work with health providers in their first Healthy Families has a services. focus on culturally who are part of Making trimester. 31% of adults in the home visiting program for appropriate outreach to Connections site partnership to neighborhood do not 30 first time moms who Investigate need and provide increase utilization of investigate a doula program have health insurance. qualify. transportation to prenatal care prenatal care. and develop a plan for to 40 pregnant women a year. addressing cultural 28 of 225 mothers Local clinic has Introduce doula idea, responsiveness. deliver babies without immunization programs Neighborhood messengers gather partners and fund having any prenatal that need expansion. trained to work with teen initial planning Fund feasibility study and care. Is transportation a mothers as well as older anticipated results of token problem? One neighborhood church mothers. Able to reach more Approach church about strategy (conducted by Are there culture has a van that transports isolated women. transportation possibility. residents). Use influence with and/or language elderly people to doctors’ Work with them to city to pilot this approach. barriers that keep some appointments. Doula program can provide influence city to provide pregnant women from birth assistance and care for bus tokens for pregnant seeking prenatal care? new mothers up to 2 years after women in conjunction birth, using neighborhood with walkers and talkers. women.