On Thursday January 8th, Scarlett Bouder, Vice President, and Heather Lenz, Policy Associate, facilitated discussions with Arizona’s early intervention stakeholders to refine strategies and start determining benchmarks to measure the success of the state’s early intervention system. Led by First Things First (FTF), these discussions are part of the federal Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant (ECCS), received by First Things First for 2013-2016. Arizona’s ECCS grant focuses on increasing developmental screening of young children to identify and treat problems early among children birth through age two.
ACS is entering their second year providing support to FTF leadership on strategy planning and facilitation to fulfill the grant requirements and goals of the ECCS grant. Last year, ACS worked with FTF to develop and adopt a three-year workplan with specific goals and strategies led by other statewide early intervention stakeholders in Arizona.