ESSA Early Learning Office Hours: Coordinating Local Plans
Did you attend an ESSA Early Learning regional meeting in February and are now wondering what the next step is for collaboration in your community? Or maybe you missed the regional meeting and want to kick off local collaborative work?
EducationCounsel, the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Early Childhood Foundation provided an interactive TA opportunity on May 17th to explore a new resource that can facilitate collaboration with your local early learning partners.
Those of you who attended an ESSA Early Learning regional meeting in February worked with your partners to develop a problem of practice with strategies to begin a community action plan. This online Office Hours shared a series of detailed, annotated agendas that can be used over several meetings with your local early learning partners to support you in completing an aligned action plan – whether you already know where you want to focus as a community, or you’re just starting your collaboration. Your aligned action plan can then be used by all local early learning partners to complete your local ESSA plan (CCIP), Head Start workplans, and other community partners’ strategic or action plans.
Access the Office Hours recording here. Under Resources on the left side of this page, you will find:
- PowerPoint presentation for the Office Hours
- Resources shared, including the four internal meeting agendas
- ESSA Early Learning Problems of Practice developed at the regional meetings, sorted by school district and by theme
If you missed our first Office Hours: Developing or Improving Your MOU among Early Learning Partners, you can access the recording and resources here. You will find quick guidance on the requirements and developing agreements along with samples of MOUs and the powerpoint and recording from the Office Hours.