Introduction to Comprehensive Fiscal Strategies Approach: Webinar Series
In early 2021, P5FS hosted a six-part webinar series to explore how fiscal, governance, and equity strategies can be used to need to make progress on a robust agenda for young children and their families. The series introduced resources and tools to help states and communities engage in this work and highlighted the benefits of developing a comprehensive strategy that is aligned with a vision for the prenatal to five system.
Each webinar included state or community examples of the work in action and we were honored to be joined by several national experts and state and community leaders who shared their specific experiences using these strategies.
While the webinar series was conducted live, the recordings provide an excellent primer on the concepts and strategies that P5FS engages in. We encourage you to review the webinar recordings individually, or collectively with your state and community partners, which can form the basis of discussions about how to make progress on these concepts in your own locality.
In addition to the webinar recordings, the slide decks for each webinar can be downloaded via the links at the end of the page.
Click on the links below to download the slides from each webinar
WEBINAR 1: THE NEED FOR A COMPRHENSIVE STRATEGY TO SUPPORT YOUR PN-5 AGENDA
January 13, 2021
While many states and communities have engaged in some form of fiscal or governance work, too often that work is siloed and limited in scope and fails to bring about the significant change needed to positively impact children and families. To develop a robust prenatal to five system, states and communities should embrace a comprehensive approach that is aligned with core principles and encompasses fiscal and governance analysis with an overarching equity lens. This webinar – the first in a 6-part series - introduces the concept of a comprehensive strategy, explaining the component parts, detailing how it can help you meet your goals, and discussing how you can ensure that incremental steps are still working in service of a broader vision for children and families.
WEBINAR 2: FISCAL STRATEGIES I - UNDERSTANDING HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE AND HOW MUCH IT WILL COST YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
January 27, 2021
How much money does your state or community spend on services for young children and their families? Who does this revenue support and who does it explude? How much would it cost to provide the comprehensive system of care and supports outlined in your vision for your prenatal-to-five system? Knowing the answer to these questions is a key step in developing a comprehensive strategy. This webinar discusses fiscal mapping and revenue and expense modeling as two strategies to help answer these critical questions. We share tools and resources that you can use to conduct fiscal analyses in your state or community, to better understand the funding available in your state or community and who is eligible to access that funding and to develop an accurate estimate of the both the true cost of providing current services and the cost of a reformed system that meets key principles such as increased compensation and equitable access. We are joined by Safiyah Jackson from the North Carolina Partnership for Children who shares their experiences with fiscal modeling and mapping.
WEBINAR 3: FISCAL STRATEGIES II - EFFICIENCIES, INNOVATIONS, REVENUE GENERATION
February 10, 2021
To make long-standing progress on your vision for the prenatal to five system in your state or community requires both a realignment of existing resources and a significant increase in the resources available to support this system. This session addresses both of these needs. First, we discuss strategies to increase efficiency within the current system, including ways to maximize subsidy funding, and examples of innovative business models for child care programs. Second, we discuss strategies to increase revenue, including a review of revenue raising mechanisms and key questions to address as you consider what can work in your state or community. We are joined by Louise Stoney of Opportunities Exchange to discuss new business models for ECE, including shared service alliances and micro-centers, and Olivia Allen from the Children’s Funding Project who share's information about revenue raising initiatives.
WEBINAR 4: GOVERNANCE STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PN-5 SYSTEM
March 3, 2021
To make systemic long-term change in how your P-5 system operates requires an assessment of how the current system is governed and how leadership is shared across the various entities within the system. Too often the structures currently in place are not designed to support the comprehensive approach that is being discussed in this webinar series, requiring an intentional governance strategy to address this deficit. In this, the 4th webinar in our series, we hear how a community used a comprehensive fiscal analysis to advance shared leadership goals and increase equity across the system. We also review ways to reimagine state-wide governance of the P-5 system, highlighting examples from across the country and discussing how to overcome barriers to change. Maral Karaccusian, Children and Human Services Deputy for the LA County Board of Supervisors joins to share how Los Angeles County used their CFA to advance shared goals.
WEBINAR 5: ENSURING P-5 INVESTMENTS AND IMPLEMENTATION ADVANCE EQUITY
March 17, 2021
While equity has been an important consideration across the concepts discussed in this webinar series. In this webinar we delve deeper into equity considerations. The session introduces participants to the four levels of change for racial equity in early childhood systems and shows how this approach can intersect with the principles driving your P-5 systems change. This webinar focuses on ways to ensure that not only are the investments you make in your system promoting equity but also that the way finance and governance is implemented aligns with these values. We are joined by Ngozi Lawal from the Center for the Study of Social Policy to discuss community-based strategies to increase investment as well as Sarah Walzer, CEO Parent Child+, Pamela Williams, Washington State Director, Parent Child+/Start Early WA, and Melanie Maltry, Prenatal-to-Five Programs Manager, Best Starts for Kids, to share how their community of Kent County, Washington addressed these critical issues.
WEBINAR 6: NEW MEXICO’S COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ITS PRENATAL TO FIVE SYSTEM
March 31, 2021
For the final webinar in this series we profile the state of New Mexico, which embodies several of the concepts that we have discussed across the series. We are joined by Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary for New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education & Care Department and Jovanna Archuleta, Assistant Secretary for Native American Early Childhood Education and Care at the Department. Secretary Groginsky and Assistant Secretary Archuleta share New Mexico’s experience developing a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of the state’s young children and families and the interaction of governance, finance, and equity concepts and policies in this work. In addition to the new consolidated Department, the state is engaged in a lot of exciting work in this area, including a fiscal modeling project, revenue generation efforts, and an equity council which is engaging underrepresented stakeholders in communities across the state to ensure their voices are heard and that progress is made for all children and families.
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We would love to hear your feedback on this webinar series. Please use this form to share how you have used the content shared across this series, to suggest additional content you would like to see, or to share your successes or challenges with any of these strategies.