Six Critical Focus Areas
These focus areas have been identified as building blocks for the establishment of an integrated early childhood system.
In summer 2016, the Action Strategy Equitable Access to Programs and Services Team (Access Team) worked with SMS Research to conduct a survey of parents of children aged 5 and younger.
Hawaii’s Early Childhood Action Strategy is conducting a statewide survey to identify childcare and parenting support needs. Action Strategy is asking for your help in distributing the survey as widely as possible to reach as many parents of children aged five and under as we can.
Baby brain development is all about building the new—building neural pathways that form a healthy foundation for lifelong development. By the end of a baby’s first month of life, most babies can hold a parent’s gaze and follow a parent’s voice, snuggle into someone holding them, lift and hold their heads when on their bellies, and communicate with coos and other adorable sounds.
Our next All Teams’ meeting will be held August 13th, please save the date! The meeting will be at Koolau Ballroom from 8:30-1:00.
“Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.” – Zig Ziglar
See you all at your next Team meeting!
Happy New Year MVPs of Early Childhood!
As 2014 comes to a close, we have much to be thankful for! In addition to the successes below, we know many other wins are in progress and will be achieved in 2015. These successes and the improvement and integration of the early childhood system would not be possible without all of you coming to the table, willing to share ideas, resources and especially your time with one another to ensure we are doing our very best for our youngest children.