The 2007 Head Start Reauthorization Bill mandated the creation of State Early Childhood Advisory Councils. This paper provides information on how to create and implement a successful council covering a wide range of topics including: the purpose of the councils, how to engage a diverse group of leaders as members, a model for thinking about council membership, staffing the councils, the role of national and local funders, the work of the councils, and a model for thinking about the right issues for a council to consider.
Article January 21, 2022
As race, racism, anti-racism, equity and inclusion become front and center across multiple facets of American life, culture, politics, and institutions, directors across California say now is the time to work together as child welfare leaders to better understand and dismantle dominant and oppressive culture characteristics that exist in the system, both for the benefit of the workforce and for the children and families served.
Report January 21, 2022
This resource from the Child and Family Policy Institute of California identifies steps to support child welfare directors.
Website January 21, 2022
The California Child Welfare Core Practice Model is a statewide effort to develop and implement a framework to support child welfare practice and allow child welfare professionals to be more effective in their roles. The CPM is intended to guide practice, service delivery, and decision-making.