COLLABORATION






- Successfully developed Oakland Starting Smart and Strong planning and Year One Implementation grants; Year Two proposal underway


- Grew our Oakland Starting Smart and Strong Task Force to 100 strong


- Created an intentional collaborative structure


- Convened an Oakland Early Childhood Funders group through The Kenneth Rainin Foundation and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation 


- Aligned our strategy with the Superintendent's Strategic Plan and Mayor’s priorities


- Linked our goals with Youth Ventures: Joint Powers Authority, Oakland Promise and Boys and Men of Color


- Aligned our goals with  Alameda  County Birth to 8 Initiative


- Forged strong collaboration between Oakland Head Start and Oakland Unified School District Early Childhood Education


- Fostered the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) partnership between First Five, Alameda County ECE Program and OUSD


- Informal Caregiver Committee established