Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica: Current System, Policy Options, and Recommendations

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8. Models for ECE and OST in Other Communities

This section provides a summary of strategies and best practices being implemented as part of a variety of ECE and OST initiatives that we identified. This summary informs the second and third research questions regarding ways to integrate funding streams and improve and redesign the ESAC system. The ESAC models and initiatives profiled in this section were identified in three ways: 1) through conversations with City of Santa Monica staff and other community stakeholders; 2) through review of recently published reports from ECE and OST programs and organizations; and 3) through the knowledge and experience of members of the RAND team. We included initiatives that we judged to be good examples of best practices in action, and paid particular attention to those implemented in communities similar to Santa Monica (either demographically or in terms of the structure of early care and OST systems). In addition to looking to specific initiatives, we also drew on the broader literature regarding ECE and OST programming in terms of best practices regarding program access, quality, and system design. These research-based findings are integrated with our discussion of specific community initiatives.

Most of the initiatives underway in other communities, and the research literature more generally, do not cut across the traditional boundary between the early years and the school-age years: Most initiatives and research either focus on ECE or OST, but not both. Consequently, we adopt this distinction in our discussion below, although we do highlight efforts to combine the two. As with other chapters, we organize the initiatives and best practices in terms of their approach to access and participation, quality of care, service delivery, and financing. It is important to keep in mind that the vast majority of ECE and OST initiatives (and the strategies) lack any empirical evidence of their effectiveness. Nevertheless, these efforts are worth noting, as they may spur Santa Monica to consider and learn from others’ experiences.


ECE Models from Other Communities

There are a host of ECE initiatives being implemented around the country; they vary in size, scope, funding levels, and funding source. In ECE (as opposed to OST), states are a major player, both in terms of promulgating regulations and standards and in terms of designing and supporting statewide QI initiatives, from QRISs to ECE professional development (PD) systems. When there is scope for local efforts, initiatives may also be undertaken by counties, cities, or school districts.

In this chapter, we discuss a number of ECE initiatives that, through expertise and review, we determined will provide the City of Santa Monica with useful insights as it pursues its ESAC

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