Objective 4.1. Public programs and resources for young children and their families are aligned and easily accessed, holistically address all aspects of children's and families' well-being, and provide choice for parents and caregivers.
4.1.1. Create shared outreach, eligibility, application, and enrollment processes.
4.1.2. Conduct an annual analysis of eligibility versus enrollment of South Carolinians for programs referenced in this document.
4.1.3. Pursue funding to address service gaps, those that impact families with fewer resources, or those that address the lack of comprehensive support for young children and their families.
4.1.4. Connect early childhood system efforts with other public systems like housing, transportation, higher education, workforce training, and technical education to ensure the concurrent and interconnected success of children and their parents.
Objective 4.2. Families are at the center of system and service design, programming, and implementation – their voices solicited, heard, and amplified – to ensure services are available, accessible, and acceptable.
4.2.1. Deepen and expand local parent leadership formally and informally.
4.2.2. Increase family input to statewide plans.
4.2.3. Ensure the needs of families inform state-level decision making.
Objective 4.3. Early childhood program data are connected across agencies, funding streams, and programs to enhance service delivery, to build an effective early childhood system, to report on outcomes and investments, and to reduce redundancies to benefit young children, their families, their communities, service providers, and policymakers.
4.3.1. Establish an Early Childhood Integrated Data System.
4.3.2. Implement and foster sound data governance policies and practices for an Early Childhood Integrated Data System that is flexible and sustainable.
4.3.3. Build and sustain web-based data visualization tools that incorporate child, family, program, outcome, and population data.
Objective 4.4. South Carolina's early childhood system governance structure ensures coordination, accountability, and effective and efficient use of public resources.
4.4.1. Drive accountability and outcomes through monitoring and action.
4.4.2. Adopt a two-generation approach to early childhood system governance, policy making, outcomes, and analysis.
4.4.3. Strengthen and align local service delivery systems.
4.4.4. Strengthen and expand the Early Childhood Advisory Council.
Objective 4.5. Create innovative public-private partnerships that maximize the skills, knowledge, and assets of business, philanthropy, and state and local government.
4.5.1. Expand public-private partnerships on behalf of young children and their families.
4.5.2. Engage business and civic leaders to serve as early childhood champions and to promote the economic value of early care and education in the state.